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Old 17 September 2011, 05:40   #1
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As anyone got any thoughts on the ribcraft 545
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Old 17 September 2011, 18:03   #3
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Yep, sure do........

I owned one for three years. Awesome boat, crossed from the Solent to Alderney, very comfortably.
In my opinion a great, safe excellent rib, that out performs some other larger ribs I have been in.

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out performs some other larger ribs I have been in
Uh oh.... here we go, a RIB that can defy the laws of physics!!
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Uh oh.... here we go, a RIB that can defy the laws of physics!!
No, just IMO gives a better, smoother, more stable, ride than some 6.5 ish meter Ribs that I have been on / driven.

I believe there is alot more to hull design and boat capability than just hull length, but generally the longer the boat the better the sea handling you might expect it to deliver........

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No, just IMO gives a better, smoother, more stable, ride than some 6.5 ish meter Ribs that I have been on / driven.

I believe there is alot more to hull design and boat capability than just hull length, but generally the longer the boat the better the sea handling you might expect it to deliver........

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I believe there is alot more to hull design and boat capability than just hull length
Like property - location, location, location. Boat capability - hull length, hull length, hull length.

For a 5.5 to be as good as a 6.5, the 5.5 would have to be exceptional, and the 6.5 awful.

For a 5.5 to be better than a 6.5 is pretty well impossible.

You're probably not comparing the ride speed at the same speed, same conditions, and unless you run two boats side by side on the same day, it's easy to be misled.
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As anyone got any thoughts on the ribcraft 545
To get back to the question. I have been on a 545 and think it's an excellent boat. It reminded me of my first Osprey. Nice beamy boat but a deep vee hull that gives a comfortable ride in the rough stuff.
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