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Old 19 August 2006, 14:05   #1
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Ring hull caracteristicks

Consider buying a 8,6 Ring, Understand the hull is being used on different Ribs.
Anybody with experience with the hull in different seaconditions ?
Heard it is a fast hull, but not so good in heavy seas ??

I have bought 2 x 250 Suz, and need something to put them on.

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Old 19 August 2006, 15:31   #2
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Tested a 7.5 a couple of years ago. Great in a chop, and good in a head sea but very twitchy in a following sea.
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Good fun rib they go like stink, i had a 7m with 225 honda "legend" my mate still has it and loves it. They are using the same hull on a rib in bembridge, great boat for blasting but if you want to get loads of people onboard they dont go well as they are so narrow.
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Was it not you who wanted to have the new Suzuki 300 next year?
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Old 21 August 2006, 15:47   #5
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Was it not you who wanted to have the new Suzuki 300 next year?

300 is not coming this year like I was told, got a really good deal on 2 x 250 so I bought them on impulse. Was initially going for a 7,8 Tornado, but now I consider a 8,5 Ring. Would consider a Revenger if you can get me one without tapered tubes. Ever tested a Ring ?
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Old 21 August 2006, 16:09   #6
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The tornado would be good!

Would go like stink with twin 250's!!!

I have twin 150's, and I get 53 knots from it, and its not a bad ride at all

Here is a movie I took this weekend, most of the video is at 40 knots, but I accelerate up to 50ish at times

http://www.dogscogs.com/movies/south...0lymington.wmv
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Talking of ring and tornado's, along time back when I had a ring 21 sports boat, and I was at the london boat show I noticed the Tornado had a ring hull on quizzing the sales guy, he said is it mate just ye imagination after going on a bit more he said ye ok so what if it is. I dont think the guy on the stand new anyway, I did mention this to mike ring but he just shrugged his shoulder in a kinda distain.......so my question is did ring ever have an agreement with tornado or was it, dare I say a splash???
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Anybody with experience with the hull in different seaconditions ?
Heard it is a fast hull, but not so good in heavy seas ??
They are fast and capable, but give a hard ride. Fine for blasting around, but not so comfortable for long distance cruising.

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Talking of ring and tornado's, along time back when I had a ring 21 sports boat, and I was at the london boat show I noticed the Tornado had a ring hull on quizzing the sales guy, he said is it mate just ye imagination after going on a bit more he said ye ok so what if it is. I dont think the guy on the stand new anyway, I did mention this to mike ring but he just shrugged his shoulder in a kinda distain.......so my question is did ring ever have an agreement with tornado or was it, dare I say a splash???
Ring never had anything to do with Tornado. Its Phantom boats that did. See this thread: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...amily+heritage
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Yes cheers ADS I remember that thread, was not aware of that Phantom/Tornado tie up until it was pointed out, but I am sure it was a ring hull and it was on a tornado, I used to have a picky of it that I took to compare, and it was identical, but I have lost it over time, not that important, I was only making a passing comment as they say
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lets find out plenty of rings in our yard Lets haul Benc's out and compare
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Come to thinks of it, I can remember pics of some Tornado hulls which had those chine flats running right around to the bow, just like the Ring hull....hmmm.


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Old 22 August 2006, 10:29   #13
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Come to thinks of it, I can remember pics of some Tornado hulls which had those chine flats running right around to the bow, just like the Ring hull....hmmm.


That's excellent news I was hoping I had'nt gone barking mad, or should I say more barking mad!!!
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Old 22 August 2006, 11:46   #14
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My rib has a ring hull. Its good in calm to moderate seas but gets a bit twitchy in anything more I stay in Findhorn and we get some pretty rough seas in the entrance to the bay, the boat can handle it but is not particularly comfortable. Have a single 150 on the back and its good for 55mph. Also my console is pretty high so you often feel you are going to fall off when you turn sharply and im pretty sure we could flip her if turned sharp enough
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well mine is an extreme (ring hull) has 320 hp at the prop and goes very well through most seas remembering it is only 6.4metre,in my opinion you could do alot worse
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you also have to remember there are two types of hull, there is the ring as I had as a sports boat and is probably the ribeye hull, and the exteme 21 which has a wider beam to support a cuddy cab
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you also have to remember there are two types of hull, there is the ring as I had as a sports boat and is probably the ribeye hull,
This is the one i have, it really is fairly narrow. i'd say 3 or 4 ft max

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Old 22 August 2006, 15:22   #18
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although having not seen the boat, I am sure in the photo that looks like the sports boat hull, however I do believe all the ring ribs were from the sports boat range, over the years having owened and raced one many years back, I obviously became quite a fan....also have spent loads of hours years back thrashing around in phantoms also a truly excellent hull. I have asked people I have come across over the last 7-8 years with a ring rib what they thought and most comments regards there sea keeping and general drivability was very positive. Shearwater ribs must be built on the exteme range of hulls, TD from exteme and of course shearwater could say where the hull originated from
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There is a serie one, two and three hulls and also a pleasure range.
The pleasure range has 6 - 6,5 and 7,2m, these are the most narrow hulls with 46cm tubes, option for tappered tubes.
The serie one hulls are made in 6,85 - 7,5 and 8,6m, these are little wider than the pleasure range, they often comes with smaller tubes (46 - 50cm) than the serie two hulls, option is also tappered tubes.
The serie two has the sizes 8,5 - 9,5 and 10,5m, these hulls are much wider and has wider speedrails than the serie one hulls, the tubes comes in 56cm with option on tappered tubes.
The serie three hulls is 12 - 13 - 15 and 16m and are even wider than the serie two hulls, same diameter on tubes as on the serie two hulls but option with even bigger tubes and offcours tappered tubes.
All serie three hulls are stepped.
Hope this gives some info about the hulls.
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10.5 m stepped hull, would I be right in assuming the same as Forone with the twin 250 hp mercs in the P1 series ? which is doing remarkably well considering it only has 500 hp, even Buzzi bullet had 600 hp although I would not like to argue with the brilliance of buzzi hulls, Fabio is I believe an amazing enginer racer designer
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