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Old 16 January 2008, 14:01   #1
Country: Ireland
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Make: Valiant DR 490
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Solent Ribs

Does anyone out there have a Solent rib like this one

i.e. a 5.4m solent. They look like nice ribs but are they very narrow in the beam at 1.9m

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Old 16 January 2008, 14:28   #2
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Shares the same heritage as the Ribtec 535, as they both come from moulds built by Watercraft. Nice little ribs easy to tow and launch on an unbraked trailer. Used to get 36 mph with a 2 stroke Evinrude 70hp and used about 4 gallons per hour. Not quite as "hard core" as an ex military Avon 5.4 but the Ribtec versions hold there value well. Beam is narrow, you can wedge your feet under each tube standing at the console.

Local to quite a few on here and I have known Lee Fairweather for 15 years, happy to recommend Solent Ribs.

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