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Old 20 August 2001, 13:15   #1
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RIB Ride

What type of ride might one expcet from a RIB type boat? Say something along the lines of a Zodiac Pro 470, 16 Ft., with a 70 Hp Yamaha, moderate water conditions with some chop of course and average passenger capacity? Opinions and comments appreciated.


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Old 23 August 2001, 00:00   #2
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Rather easier and more comfortable ride than a standard inflatable. Then combination sounds good.

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Old 26 August 2001, 17:00   #3
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The pro 470 is one of the heaviest RIBs on the market for this size. The plus is a somewhat softer ride compared to other 4.7's. The minus is you need at least 60hp to make it go well. When you get to 70+hp it will certainly go well but the engine weight on such a relatively short boat starts to make it stern-heavy in big seas. This rig would need careful attention to weght distribution withmore than 2 up or in more than F4.
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