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Old 09 August 2016, 09:58   #1
Country: Netherlands
Boat name: Commando C4
Make: Bombard
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 30HP M25C3
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 100
Sib > bigger sib > RIB

Long story short: we went from an Aerotec 380 w/15hp to Commando C4 w/30hp and remote steering. Disappointed in the Commando.

On our holidays a friendly French ribber let us try his Capelli Tempest 450 w/50hp and wow ! What a difference ! So, the C4 is up for sale now and we're looking for a Tempest 450 or comparable.

Q: what are comparable ribs ? Main issue with the C4 was the rough ride, it slams like crazy. We really liked the ride in the Capelli.

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Old 09 August 2016, 14:03   #2
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
All SIB's slam in chop or swell, due to the flattish hull form and comparably light weight.

RIB's generally have a deeper V shape, which eases entry into the water, and they tend to be heavier for a given size, which gives them a bit more momentum on reentry, easing the shock factor.

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