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Old 14 May 2009, 07:16   #31
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Yes my preference is for 4 stroke - but I'm not going to add to the fathomless pit of debate on 4 or 2!
No please dont as you will have leapy breaking out more maybe even his jumbo pack

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Old 14 May 2009, 08:16   #32
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Revengers have a very deep V hull - they give an amazing ride in the rough but of course the deeper the V the more power you need to drive it and hence the more fuel you use.

A flatter V will be more easily driven so will be better in calm waters but in a chop will give a harder ride.

Revengers also seem to be bullet proof - some of the Norwegian Fjord rafting people use them and they haven't managed to break one yet - and they give them some stick.

I would say the Ribeye is more on a level with a Cobra - good family boat for normal trips - will handle rough weather but not with the comfort of some others.
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Old 14 May 2009, 08:54   #33
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Most RIB manufacturers use the same basic hull shape for different models and different sizes (the most obvious exception to the rule being Humber who used to have several different hull profiles - Assault, Attaque, Ocean Pro, etc...). Ribeyes I've seen have different hull shapes for different sizes. This makes any generalisation about their comfort and performance completely pointless without specifying which model and size.
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Revengers have a very deep V hull - they give an amazing ride in the rough but of course the deeper the V the more power you need to drive it and hence the more fuel you use.

A flatter V will be more easily driven so will be better in calm waters but in a chop will give a harder ride.

Revengers also seem to be bullet proof - some of the Norwegian Fjord rafting people use them and they haven't managed to break one yet - and they give them some stick.

I would say the Ribeye is more on a level with a Cobra - good family boat for normal trips - will handle rough weather but not with the comfort of some others.
That's an interesting summary - thanks....

I went over to Ballistic today and had a look at their 6.5, nice looking boats, completely built in South Africa - they arrive shrink wrapped in the UK. Quite pricey, but I liked the layout.
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I remember buying an Aston a while back and there was a group of sad die-hards at the AMOC who basically said if it wasn't a V8 built in 1982 by men with hammers called Derek it wasn't really a proper Aston;
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Revengers have a very deep V hull - they give an amazing ride in the rough but of course the deeper the V the more power you need to drive it and hence the more fuel you use.

A flatter V will be more easily driven so will be better in calm waters but in a chop will give a harder ride.

Revengers also seem to be bullet proof - some of the Norwegian Fjord rafting people use them and they haven't managed to break one yet - and they give them some stick.

I would say the Ribeye is more on a level with a Cobra - good family boat for normal trips - will handle rough weather but not with the comfort of some others.
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Old 15 May 2009, 09:05   #37
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Okay you explain it better then - or is that the best you can come up with???
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Okay you explain it better then - or is that the best you can come up with???
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
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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.
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