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Old 18 December 2005, 16:23   #1
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Rib Weights,? A little help Please

First post, and after a little help please ?

In the process of selling a sail sportsboat (Melges24) which is on a Hydro-Hoist,in Torbay,and want to put a rib back on to the hoist

The hoist is a EuroLift 25 with a 2500 kg lift capacity,, what i would like to find out,, want is the max size/type of rib i should be going for to keep in the weight limit

been thinking along the lines of a Ribtec 6.5 etc the boats only to be used for local days out, coastal hops etc

any help would be usefull,,Thanks in advance

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Old 18 December 2005, 16:32   #2
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That boat should be much less than the capacity, when you consider a P22 is about 2200kg.....
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Hi Tim and welcome to RIBnet.


My 7.5m Tornado with 200hp Mercury Optimax weighs in at 1290kg (checked on a proper weigh-bridge by Barnet Marine). This is with with a full fuel tank (200 litres) and all kit on board. The boat has a large console, 4 pod seats and double stainless-steel A frame, so it's not a particularly light RIB!

Your proposed 6.5 should be well within your 2.5 tonne limit.

Hope that helps.

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My 6.5 Vipermax all up is around a tonne, so you'll be well in. Why go to the expense of putting it in one of those things? Why not leave it in the water like the rest of us and save yourself a few quid?.
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My 6.5 Vipermax all up is around a tonne, so you'll be well in. Why go to the expense of putting it in one of those things? Why not leave it in the water like the rest of us and save yourself a few quid?.

Because its there !! no antifouling/no weed, no on/off the trailer all the time !!,and allready have the mooring !!! but thanks for the post
Selling the Melges after 5 years, lookes like its going to Norway, When i bought the hoist, the idea was to use for other things, all i have to do, is change the front bunk, to fit the hull Vee

Thanks all, that the info i was looking for, was working on around the ton and half mark, Barnet, recon you can go about 10 longer that the 6 meter for the 2.5 hoist, so will be looking around the 6.5-7 mt mark,
Not check engine weights, but presume outboards are lighter the inboard's?

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Not check engine weights, but presume outboards are lighter the inboard's?
Probably, Tim.

Good luck with it!

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Hi Tim
Welcome to Ribnet, just to make it clear, I'm laughing at my mate Mollers's comments cause his Rib's been in a barn since gawd knows when!
Best of luck with your shopping, good time to buy
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Welcome to Ribnet, just to make it clear, I'm laughing at my mate Mollers's comments cause his Rib's been in a barn since gawd knows when!
Best of luck with your shopping, good time to buy
Since the end of Oct ya cheeky snauzle git!! Back in the water in March with a Scillies trip at Crimbomas, speaking of which?!! You cummin' or not?!
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[QUOTE=TJ101] Because its there !!
Not because you can't sell the silly looking thing then?
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