Originally Posted by Pablo
A longer boat will always have an advantage in the rough, especially when they are based on the same hull design. You couldn't really have expected the boat to do much more. They were not usual cruising conditions.
That's the thing I was interested in - but think it may have been a bit unfair on the 5.8 because of the change in conditions.
Anyway it was fun.
I do have a question for any real Ribcraft geeks: what year did they change the screen / grab rail design ? On older ones, there's a really small gap between them which you can trap your fingers in, on the new ones there is a sensible sized gap so you can actually use the grab rail.