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Old 22 August 2007, 04:26   #1
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RB5.5, which boat ?

Hello,
i've read via this site interesting stuff about the round Britain trip in sub 5m ribs. The boats that stood up to that kind of treatment have to be very good boats. From what I under stand there was a Searider 5.4, 3 x RibCraft 4.8 and a Humber but I don't know what model. Does anyone know what the other boats were ?

If you were to do a round Britain trip in a sub 5.5 m rib which one would you choose ?

Thanks for your ideas, it'll help me choose my ideal boat
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Old 22 August 2007, 04:51   #2
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Osprey Viper 5.25

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Old 22 August 2007, 06:28   #3
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If I remember correctly all the boats stood up well. Their was even a home made boat. It was the engines that suffered and one in particular.
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Old 22 August 2007, 07:44   #4
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I have been window shopping (I know who doesn’t) for the next RIB and I would go for a 5.5 Humber Destroyer or Ocean Pro as soon as I can work out what the difference is between the two . Some nice deals kicking about direct from them http://www.ribworld.co.uk/backend/ribsforsale.php?x=0

Yes as some say they are a bit “work boat” but it is all down to what you are looking for and what you are expecting to use it for.
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Old 22 August 2007, 08:03   #5
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MDT,

When I was looking at Humbers I found that the major difference seemed to be in the V of Hull. A basic guide for me was the more it cost the better the Deep V. Humber make some shallow V Hulls so it pays to be careful when you look at their boats. That is unless you want a shallow V Hull for quick planing.

Hope that helps.

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Old 22 August 2007, 08:44   #6
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MDT,

When I was looking at Humbers I found that the major difference seemed to be in the V of Hull. A basic guide for me was the more it cost the better the Deep V. Humber make some shallow V Hulls so it pays to be careful when you look at their boats. That is unless you want a shallow V Hull for quick planing.

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I asked the question about the different Humber Hulls here : http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21025
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Old 22 August 2007, 09:08   #7
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A UK built Tornado would be my choice.
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Old 22 August 2007, 09:21   #8
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Pablo,

Nice one. Heres the direct link again.

http://www.ribmagazine.com/site/inde...=134&Itemid=84

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Again 5.25 osprey viper, outstanding sea going ribs for there size, genuine deep vee hull and has a beam of 2.5 metres, one of the best boats in a rough head sea and unbeatable in there class in following sea's, which can sometimes be a problem with the narrower deep vee hulls.
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Again 5.25 osprey viper, outstanding sea going ribs for there size, genuine deep vee hull and has a beam of 2.5 metres, one of the best boats in a rough head sea and unbeatable in there class in following sea's, which can sometimes be a problem with the narrower deep vee hulls.
sorry just read yer other thread on narrow dive rib, guess this counts the viper out.
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