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Old 19 February 2009, 05:06   #1
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rayglass protector 28 cabin

Hello to you all,

I am thinking of buying a 28' protector rib from Rayglass NZ.
It looks a very nice cabin rib to me.
Is there anyone who ownes this boat or has more info on the performances of this boat ?


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Old 19 February 2009, 05:24   #2
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RIB International did a review on it and said it was generally good but didn't handle quite as well as they would have expected.

Forgot to say, welcome to the forum!
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Old 19 February 2009, 05:45   #3
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Thank You Chewy,

I did hear about that article but I didn't manage to get it. It's sold out.
I like the idea that Rayglass made already quite a lot of these boats and that they are used by the NZ coastguard. So I asume that they are reliable.


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Old 19 February 2009, 05:53   #4
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gingercoastie on this site bought a new one although I've not noticed him here for a while. Do a search and you'll find a few threads relating to it. He was very enthusiastic about it initially but he didn't keep it for long. Dunno why.
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Old 19 February 2009, 05:58   #5
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i was chartered with my boat and a 9 metre rayglass cabin was also there, what i did notice was that it wasn't as deeper vee as it could have been so it was a bit uncomfortable in the rough stuff but faster in the smooth stuff
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Old 19 February 2009, 13:16   #6
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I saw some threads of gingercoastie and did try to get in contact with him. Without succes sofar.
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Gingercoastie sold it a couple of years ago. It was the best looking cabin rib i'd seen. I'm not sure whether it justified it's cost though. 100k for two squab bunks and a porta potti is a bit rich considering what sort of hardboat that money will buy.
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Old 19 February 2009, 14:06   #8
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rib versus hardboat

I have a hardboat at this time but i am considering a bigger RIB for more safety
when going out at open sea
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I have a hardboat at this time but i am considering a bigger RIB for more safety
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Phone Pete at Cougar uk. They make a beautiful 10m cabin rib with a choice of mercury engines.
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Phone Pete at Cougar uk. They make a beautiful 10m cabin rib with a choice of mercury engines.
Why? Is the Cougar superior to the Rayglass in your opinion?
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