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Old 24 April 2006, 05:28   #1
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Solent Ribs

Collect my new rib from Solent Ribs over the weekend. 6.5 with Etec 200HO...

The whole process of ordering, specification, customisation, build and delivery couldn't have been smoother.

It is so very refreshing to deal with a firm that believes in delivering what they promise, when they promise, and are professional courteous and accommodating.

The boat was customised to my spec, and was still delivered on time and at the price we agreed.

The boat itself is superbly built and fab to drive.... very very fast too!

Great company to deal with, great product, and great staff...

May they long continue.
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Old 24 April 2006, 05:55   #2
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That thing is going to fly!

Congratulations!
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Old 24 April 2006, 06:25   #3
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Collect my new rib from Solent Ribs over the weekend. 6.5 with Etec 200HO...

The whole process of ordering, specification, customisation, build and delivery couldn't have been smoother.

It is so very refreshing to deal with a firm that believes in delivering what they promise, when they promise, and are professional courteous and accommodating.

The boat was customised to my spec, and was still delivered on time and at the price we agreed.

The boat itself is superbly built and fab to drive.... very very fast too!

Great company to deal with, great product, and great staff...

May they long continue.

We think we might have seen you coming into Port Solent Marina as we came out, there was a very new looking Solent going in with an Etec on the back. I was out with Paul (The Jackeens) on Saturday and he got 53 knotts out of his on the weekend. Certainly looked very smart indeed.

Where abouts is your Rib moored?
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Old 24 April 2006, 06:32   #4
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We think we might have seen you coming into Port Solent Marina as we came out, there was a very new looking Solent going in with an Etec on the back. I was out with Paul (The Jackeens) on Saturday and he got 53 knotts out of his on the weekend. Certainly looked very smart indeed.

Where abouts is your Rib moored?

Am based in Port Solent am on D14/15
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I reckon with a 200HO it will be faster than Paul and Kathleens Solent
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Old 25 April 2006, 03:23   #6
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I reckon with a 200HO it will be faster than Paul and Kathleens Solent
HO needed to be set to run higher on the transom than the std 200, so Solent built the transom 2" higher.

Last weekend saw 59knts on the gps with 200ltrs fuel and three up.

But its not the top speed thats impressive, its the mid range acceleration 20 -50knts it staggering..
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Fuel and Speed

Kind of interesting to compare Kathleen and Paul, and your, and my boats.

I have a 6.5M Solent with 150 opti with six jockeys and I get 1.1 litres / nm.

Speed is typically 42-44knots with a full tank (160l) and two up.

However, absolute top ever recorded is 48.9knots on GPS, but that probably was helped by tide.

Can the Jackeen's and your good self contribute numbers.

Any other 6.5 Solent's out there?
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Old 25 April 2006, 04:54   #8
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Kind of interesting to compare Kathleen and Paul, and your, and my boats.

I have a 6.5M Solent with 150 opti with six jockeys and I get 1.1 litres / nm.

Speed is typically 42-44knots with a full tank (160l) and two up.

However, absolute top ever recorded is 48.9knots on GPS, but that probably was helped by tide.

Can the Jackeen's and your good self contribute numbers.

Any other 6.5 Solent's out there?

Would be happy to. Boat is new so still getting to grips with it.

The idea behind buying the Solent was that I wanted a white knuckle ride thrill, together with a boat that would be happy to potter around on.

I anticipate in the right conditions laod etc that I should get 65knts .. but will wait and see.
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Come on oogopach - what is the burn rate in l / nm so far????
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Come on oogopach - what is the burn rate in l / nm so far????
At 50knts, NAvman showed burn rate was 0.85l/NM.. but will do more accurate analysis over this weekend.
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