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Old 21 July 2005, 13:27   #1
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Ribcraft 3.6m

Can someone give some advice regarding the Ribcraft 3.6 metre model.
Is this a deep V hull just like the 4.2 metre model ?
I will be using the rib mainly as transport for spearfishing.
Is a 3.6 metre Rib maybe to small for UK waters, What do you think ?


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Old 21 July 2005, 13:36   #2
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Originally Posted by ncanteiro
Is a 3.6 metre Rib maybe to small for UK waters, What do you think ?
I don't know what the Ribcraft 3.6 is like, but to give an opinion on whether a 3.6m boat is "to small for UK waters" it would be desirable to know where you want to go... inland, inshore or offshore? 3.6m is very small, and you would be very limited, although there are occasionally days when you could go all the way across the channel: Alderney Jaunt

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Old 21 July 2005, 13:40   #3
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Should be good enough if you tie your gear down properly, I have a 3.85M Bombard Category C design with a Deep V hull and it handles Cat. 5 well. I just don't go looking for trouble, if the forecast is predicting winds of 49 KM/H or higher I am obviously not going.
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Old 21 July 2005, 16:19   #4
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Here is a Ribcraft 3.6m that used to belong to are sailing club:
Avoid! PM me for exact details.
I would go for a 4m searider or even better a 4.7m searider, the little ribcraft is a small wet boat with very little stowage space althought does go well in the rough. You need to be careful on the throttle because if the short water line they are easy to flip.


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Old 21 July 2005, 17:40   #5
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my first rib was a Ribcraft 3.6, with a 30 mariner. they do have a very deep v,i found it to be very skitty close to flat out. but having said that, that can be half the fun!
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