Originally Posted by Hightower
I think that Codprawn missed one important point that is not obvious from his post.
The fact that when Sea conditions get bad, the "FAST" RIB's are the ones with the deep V's
Deep V = Confidence
I thought I had covered that???
The thing is a lot of people will only go out on a nice day and then a deep V can be a bit of a liability. A flat bottom = less power needed - higher top speed and less fuel used.
I would never consider such a boat but a lot of people will.
And to be honest RIBs ike Cobras and Ribeyes are still a medium V - not that flat when compared with many modern sportsboats - I would rather be out in a RIbeye in a force 6 than some Bayliners, Rinkers or Maxums.