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Old 19 August 2006, 15:05   #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, 16:31   #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, 16:47   #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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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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