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Old 07 August 2009, 17:03   #21
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OK WIllk

Don't want to push you. Any time you feel like amplifying on your advice feel free to drop me a private message on the site.

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Old 07 August 2009, 17:56   #22
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Don't want to push you. Any time you feel like amplifying on your advice feel free to drop me a private message on the site.

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as previously mentioned...

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I had the pleasure of a test drive in Sula, a 7.5 twin outboard. That cabin layout worked well and I think there were some improvements planned for the 750. I suspect that the extra weight in the stern would be a help.
... but then I'm no expert, just first impressions really.

But while we're on the subject, Sula is a somewhat different beastie to a 750 Cabin, she's effectively a Stormforce 7.4 with a "Prototype" Expedition forward topside mould grafted on. Her aft section is wholly a "soft" rib with an interesting box section built into the transom forward of the outboards.

The 750 Cabin appears to be a small (but perfectly formed ) 8.4 Expedition.

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Old 08 August 2009, 07:10   #23
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Hi Willk,

Thanks for that. I don't know much abot the 7.50 cabin as I said before, and Gary didn't send me any info on it when he wrote re. the 7.4 and 8.4 models. It sounds like a great boat.

In any event, if the 7.50 is, as you say, a smaller version of the 8.4 with all of its advantages and good points, I suppose your comments would apply to all 7.4 canopy and cabin models, and not only to to Sula.

Not much chance of my buying Sula in any case, as out of the three or e-mails that I sent to potential buyers, up to this morning I had no replies (that has now changed). I wonder if they received my e-mails. They were forwarded by the Redbay site. Maybe there is a hitch somewhere.

I did get a reply from Paul, but I wrote to him directly.

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Reg. Sula.

Just curious, as she is the sort of kit I am saving up for...
As small as possible but still a cabin and dual outboards.
The drawings are very similar, between the 740 and 750 explorers. They seem like the same boat..
Am I missing something obvious?
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You could well be.

My advice is take your time and suss things out beforehand before jumping in. And this applies to any boat purchase.
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thanx cuttlefish, appreciate it.

I should have been clearer with my question:
Is there any difference at all between the 740 and 750 designs worth knowing about? Kado and Sula are two very nice cabin redbays on here and look like very similar designs.
I would assume Sula has two engines for safety and loses some top speed and fuel economy to achieve that.
I would also assume that the 750 has some modernisations in the design over the 740 and am curious as to what they are.
Very nice boats, very curious ;-)

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Willk, unofficial Redbay information officer will be along to confirm the details. However I think that one of the major differences is that the nose on the 750 is available with a hard front so giving more space for a cabin inside the bow area, than on the 7.4. And presumably its 10cm longer?
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Houser,

I can only agree with Polwart. You really need to talk to Wilk.
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the 750 is just the new version of the 7.4 , they have done the same with the 6.5 , 650. same hull apart from hard nose on 750, but on the new 750 and 650 they now made make them differently, they now have the deck as a mould and join it to the hull mould , this makes them quicker to make , lighter and cleaner finish, i had the factory tour. and have been convinced , well worth the trip, top class factory , people and ribs. Of course i to will wait for the redbay wilk master for the final word,
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Guys if your in the market for a cabin/canopy Rib then its also worth considering Excalibur RIBs. www.ribs.ie
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