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Old 19 February 2017, 08:10   #51
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Adding few pictures for the boat and v, in my opinin at least intermediate v..but not shallow.
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Yes that is shallow V Imo for the size of the boat, if you are happy with it then fair enough.

There is nothing wrong with a shallower hull if where you boat or type of boating you intend to do suits that. They burn less fuel so has some benefit.

However, it will be bumpy without question. With my old Avon if it got to maybe 3ft waves you were slamming a little but manageable, anything more and I was coming home at displacement speed. I still come home at displacement speeds now with a deep V bit it is far less often.

Maybe where you come from that would pass as an intermediate V, it is all relative to what you are used to.

I came from a cabin boat to my last rib which had a similar looking Hull shape to your rib here and it was of a similar size so I have some experience of the pros and cons at this sort of size.
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Old 19 February 2017, 08:24   #52
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Yes that is shallow V Imo for the size of the boat, if you are happy with it then fair enough.
My friend is happy but if that is not deep v and mine will be the same (mine is wider beam so i should request clear photoes for the v to see if is different) then i would think again and probably withdraw from that deal! I have no problem to admit that! Better now than too late.
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Old 19 February 2017, 08:34   #53
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There is not any secret about HIGHFIELD boats I think, there is dealer locator on the website. Importers - Highfield Boats

I'm not expert but after some well know RIB makers asked for double price for ALU boats (like RIBCRAFT) I decide to buy ALU. I did drop email to RIBCRAFT but they use ALU for bigger boats only. I did buy mine in 2014 after Southampton boat show (thanks for this forum and pictures made by RIB.net users on this forum). On these days it was really good price for them. I have imported it from UK importer (now there is new one but the same person). Here you have prices in UK (not sure if they are still valid)

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You can read that they are descent of some Australian RIB's but I did not check this history (it can be true or marketing). It is good for my needs
- I do like simple design and "work" look
- with 115 HO Evinrude my cruise speed is 45 - 49 km/h (3800 RPM - 4000 RPM)
- petrol consumption in this RPM range (Steel Rebel 19" prop) 2km per 1liter
- max speed is about 69 km/h
- it can carry my family (5 people)
- I tow it every year to Greece/Croatia

I'm not qualified person to valuate this RIB.
It is my first RIB in my life even I'm old (almost 50).
She behave really good in Greece (always wind and some waves) I can go 40-45 km/hr of course depending on waves size.

Warsaw-Greece 2015, Family trip+HIGHFIELD OM540DL

2016 - explore Greece by small RIB again :)

If I own it 10 y I can say go and buy.
But mine has only 2 seasons (2x2months in Greece/Croatia) and company has only 5 y.
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Old 19 February 2017, 08:34   #54
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See some pictures for the mould of boat in factory i was thinking ordering from..
Non deadrise angle indicated but i admit that even many uk ribs dont indicate deadrise angle..so it is agoodsighn highfield doe so..

Well be back
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If that is the same hull shape you are getting then bumpy is being kind to the expected performance I would suggest.
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Old 19 February 2017, 08:36   #55
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My friend is happy but if that is not deep v and mine will be the same (mine is wider beam so i should request clear photoes for the v to see if is different) then i would think again and probably withdraw from that deal! I have no problem to admit that! Better now than too late.
Wider beam will make it worse!

That boat is literally flat at the back, in anything but a light chop you will be travelling at displacement speeds I suspect. Again, you will just need to boat within the constraints you have, all boats have them the only difference is what and where they are.
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There is basically no hull what so ever .You may as well bolt en engine on a plank of wood and no better than a pond tender.
You been given advice from a lot of experts. Take heed.
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Old 19 February 2017, 11:48   #57
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There is basically no hull what so ever .You may as well bolt en engine on a plank of wood and no better than a pond tender.
You been given advice from a lot of experts. Take heed.
Didnot understand whst you mean. Do you mean this hull is worth nothing?
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Old 19 February 2017, 12:00   #58
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Didnot understand whst you mean. Do you mean this hull is worth nothing?


Correct
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Old 19 February 2017, 13:01   #59
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Looks like i need a lesson here. Ddeadrise doesnot seem great here but thought it is similar to some well know boats..
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Old 19 February 2017, 13:19   #60
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There is basically no hull what so ever .You may as well bolt en engine on a plank of wood and no better than a pond tender.
You been given advice from a lot of experts. Take heed.


I began to wonder quite some time ago if this gentleman is just having a laugh, he surely after all this time can't be serious.
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