Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 26 January 2006, 05:16   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: nottingham
Boat name: escape
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 14
Ribs too heavy for watersports??

sorry for posting new thread still getting used to the system!After speaking to a sports boat dealer in the south west yesturday he suggested that ribs in general and my 7.5 cobra that i am looking to buy with a 250hp on theback.Said that the boat is heavy and will not have good enough acceleration for watersports such as mono sking.I did not agree with him was wondering if any one could help me confirm the truth behind this.Any help greatly recieved.Thanks
__________________

__________________
14148 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 05:28   #2
RIBnet supporter
 
Nauti Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wittering
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,447
I used to have an Avon 620 with a DF140 Suzuki on the back and we never had a problem using it for Wakeboarding off the back of, even with 2/3 people on board. I appreciate you are getting a bigger Rib but then you will also have a much larger engine on the back.
__________________
richard@kidzrides.co.uk
Mobile: 07885 487777
Nauti Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 05:32   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: Dominator
Make: SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 85
MMSI: 235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,822
RIBase
Did he try and sell you a boat by any chance?
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 05:39   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: nottingham
Boat name: escape
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 14
yeah he was trying to. just wanted some clarafication that what he said is not true
__________________
14148 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 05:59   #5
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: Dominator
Make: SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 85
MMSI: 235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,822
RIBase
Suck it and see I guess.... it'll be a lot cheaper buying a mono-ski and finding out you can't use it than buying a new boat.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 06:27   #6
ADS
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,410
There has a been a few threads on current ribs on the market, i have listed too below.
It is possible to ski behind a Cobra 7.5 and 225HP but I dont know about mono ski. If water sports are your primary factor I would look more into a sports rib such as a Solent/ Scorpion etc. Get the maximum HP it will take and you should have no problem with watersports. The propeller can be changed if you require more acceleration or top end etc.

New Starter


Avon 620, ? a little help again please


welcome to the forum.

Alex
__________________
ADS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 06:43   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mayfair, London
Make: RibEye/Ferretti 881
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yamaha 25/Twin MTU
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 691
This dealer is talking nonsense.

I have a 7.5m rib with 225hp motor, and I've towed not one but 2 (expert) mono skiers.

Not a problem at all.
__________________
timw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 07:35   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Everlong
Make: Botnia Targa 27
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD44
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 477
ditto...our 7.8 with 200hpdi pulls my enormous arse up for mono ski-ing and wakeboarding without any problem..250 verado will be a piece of cake...
__________________
donutsina911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 07:56   #9
Member
 
Kernow Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cornwall
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,518
Roycruse wakeboards behind his 5.85 ribcraft with a 140 Suzuki and he's not small (20 stone to be exact but I wouldn't put that on a public forum)
__________________
Kernow Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 08:01   #10
Member
 
nugent's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bromsgrove
Boat name: Kick-Ass !
Make: PAC/Artic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250hp Yamaha
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 3,507
i have ski'd many time behind a 6mtr northcraft with 135hp no probs ,,, guess i am in the 20 stone brkt also..and have seen 5mtr tornado with paracender on the a -frame well dodgy looking but worked none the less
__________________

MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.
nugent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 08:45   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140.5 Mermaid
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by 14148
.... he suggested that ribs in general and my 7.5 cobra that i am looking to buy with a 250hp on theback.Said that the boat is heavy and will not have good enough acceleration for watersports such as mono sking....
Easy for him to say that its another matter whether it is true or not What weight is of the Cobra when compared to the boat he is trying to sell
I think more of an issue would be hull shape, a deep V will take longer to get on the plane (and pull up skiers) than a shallow V Des
__________________
Scary Des is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 09:40   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverkip
Make: Redbay 11m Cabin
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x Yamaha422Sti 275
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 567
Craig C and his squad used to ski behind a Redbay 7.4 canopied RIB with an inboard 165hp Diesel
Andy
P.s and he's no lightweight
__________________
Hard or Soft it's never BIG enough
Andy Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 11:58   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Calshot
Boat name: Swan Song
Make: LM 27
Length: 8m +
Engine: Bukh 20
MMSI: ?
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by 14148
sorry for posting new thread still getting used to the system!After speaking to a sports boat dealer in the south west yesturday he suggested that ribs in general and my 7.5 cobra that i am looking to buy with a 250hp on theback.Said that the boat is heavy and will not have good enough acceleration for watersports such as mono sking.I did not agree with him was wondering if any one could help me confirm the truth behind this.Any help greatly recieved.Thanks
14148
No axe to grind and no commision to collect but simon@ gliddonmarine is a pal of mine and he sells the Cobra you fancy and new hard boats,why not ask him for an unbiased opinion,I promise you'll get one 01803 842245 www.gliddonmarine.com
__________________
Dino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 12:06   #14
Member
 
Country: Other
Make: FB 55
Length: 10m +
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by timw
This dealer is talking nonsense.
Quite agree!
Towed 2 mono-skiers with a 5.8 Humber with 150hp Yam.
Same with 6.1 Tornado with twin Merc 90's
Same with 6.5 Hysucat twin 50's
Will tow four skiers with current set-up.

The problem you will have with some ribs is simply the height of the wake. For mono-skiing I have to really brace myself going across the wake. Wake-boarding is brilliant with current set-up! I do not think 'hole-shot' (as the yanks say) is the issue, rather the inherent deep V which is not ideal for skiing, you could do better with a flatter hull - IMO.
__________________
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 12:17   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Shaken Blue
Make: ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: outbord petrol
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 404
Send a message via MSN to hannah
i ski and wakeboard fine on our rib, wake is a bit small though so i spose no good for jumping
__________________
Hbaker
hannah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 12:47   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by hannah
i ski and wakeboard fine on our rib, wake is a bit small though so i spose no good for jumping
Ah but your only a tiddler - I bet you could ski behind a duck!!!

Wake to small for you??? You'll be skiing behind one of the fast cat ferries next!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 13:49   #17
tue
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton, Devon
Make: Chinook and Viking
Length: 7m +
Engine: 150 Etec + 125 Merc
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn
Ah but your only a tiddler - I bet you could ski behind a duck!!!



As someone who works where they sell sports boats, but own a RIB, I see no reason for the 7.5m Cobra to be any heavier than an equivalant sized sports boat (which would probably have an inboard motor anyway). I have skied behind my old 6.5m Ribtec fine and a few other RIBS, plus behind some sports boats and there is really no difference in pull out. If it is slightly slugish onto the plane you could always just prop it down to allow for better acceleration, but I doubt that would really be neccessary.
__________________
**Paul**
Brixham BSAC
tue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 13:55   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Colchester
Boat name: JRib
Make: Ribeye
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 HPDI YAM
MMSI: sometime soon
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 93
Wakeboardin behind ares is easy on pull up with about 6 ppl in the boat full tank of fuel and about 5 wakeboards n god know wot ova crap. so i recon your pick up will be much quicker.

RIBBOI
__________________
Dont Steal, the government hates competition!
RIB BOI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 14:23   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: SOLD
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 794
I had a 7.5 Cobra and can confirm that with a 225 four stroke 6 up and one in the water you can with ease pull a mono skier as for the weight what would the differance be been a hard boat and rib of this size ?
__________________
Roy Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 January 2006, 14:29   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newquay, Cornwall.
Boat name: None :(
Make: None :(
Length: 5m +
Engine: None :(
MMSI: None :(
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernow
Roycruse wakeboards behind his 5.85 ribcraft with a 140 Suzuki and he's not small (20 stone to be exact but I wouldn't put that on a public forum)
Thanks Jeff That was with 5 adults on board and a 21" prop too.

If I had more people all I would need to do is drop down to a 19" prop...
__________________

roycruse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×