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Old 11 October 2010, 06:33   #1
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RB4 - Gemini

I think the Gemini I bought a few months ago
is the Gemini from the RB4 shindig from several years ago.
the short clip on Youtube - small boats big seas, would seem to point that way
as the colour scheme on the hull and tubes is pretty distinctive.
Also the fact that it has an under deck tank that runs the full length of the boat may also be a give away. I know there are threads in the Rib Net archive, but I wonder if anyone associated with the boat at that time who is still an active member of the forum has a record of the serial number so I can confirm this?
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I will post the link to YouTube - when I have worked out how
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email RIB mag, HMS may be able to help.

http://www.ribmagazine.com/site/inde...per&Itemid=186
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thanks - just penned him a mail.
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If it is the same boat then that's definitely not the motor that was on it for RB4. I have the dvd, can have a look to see if I can pick out the driver and navigaotors names if you get no joy from RIBmag.
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Yep - even on the you tube trailer you can tell its a Mariner fitted, and the
RibNet archive that carries reports on the RB4 actually says it was fitted with a Mariner 60. The boat was owned at some time by a Ski / adventure sports company and I suspect they fitted the Gulf 150VRO.
The RibNet archive does say it was underpowered with the Mariner 60.
Wonder if anyone still has the DVD for sale?
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The RibNet archive does say it was underpowered with the Mariner 60.
Not sure the 150 Very Rarely Oiled is much better...
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Wonder if anyone still has the DVD for sale?
http://www.ribmagazine.com/store/ind...od&productId=6

Out of stock but it said that when I got mine, still turned up after a while...
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This is the RB4 boat, it's a Gemini waverider 550 that was specially shortened to meet the entry requirements, as previously said it is not the original engine.

I originally rigged the boat and after the event it was sold on by a friend of mine. He is currently on holiday but if you give me a nudge in a week or so I will see if he has any records left of the serial number.

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