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Old 30 April 2006, 21:02   #1
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Sorry.... Just joined the dark side.

Traded the rib in for a jetski. Sad to see it go. The ski is so fast tho. I still plan on hanging around here tho will prob get another rib next year. 75mph..... how could I resist?
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Old 01 May 2006, 06:28   #2
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So which jetski did you buy that will do 75 mph ?
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Old 01 May 2006, 07:16   #3
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So which jetski did you buy that will do 75 mph ?
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Old 01 May 2006, 08:28   #4
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It must be one of the supercharged ones - 185hp is quite a lot for something so small.

Having said that they seem to take off all the time in anything over a 2' chop - I think a RIB would leave them standing in most conditions.
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Old 01 May 2006, 11:48   #5
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Having said that they seem to take off all the time in anything over a 2' chop - I think a RIB would leave them standing in most conditions.
But a hard boat wouldn't I suppose! ...honestly, you lot!

If the RIB were only six feet long (like the Ski), you might find it a tad harder. especialy as getting nearly 200 horses on a six foot RIB might be a challenge.
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Old 01 May 2006, 12:04   #6
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But a hard boat wouldn't I suppose! ...honestly, you lot!

If the RIB were only six feet long (like the Ski), you might find it a tad harder. especialy as getting nearly 200 horses on a six foot RIB might be a challenge.
I never said that......
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Old 01 May 2006, 14:20   #7
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Seadoo rxp is 215hp and will do a touch over 70mph, its the fastest production jetski made and costs around 11k.
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Old 01 May 2006, 14:26   #8
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Whats that smell, dog? Horse? Sheep? Nah! BULL SH*T.....
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Old 01 May 2006, 14:33   #9
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Whats that smell, dog? Horse? Sheep? Nah! BULL SH*T.....

?????

http://www.jetsmarivent.com/phtml/li...phtml?cat_id=4

Just read a test, GPS verified 70mph.

I know anything over 30 is inconceivable to your average RIBnobba, but then they used to say that if a human went over 100mph, he would suffocate!
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Having said that they seem to take off all the time in anything over a 2' chop - I think a RIB would leave them standing in most conditions.
I was talking to the first owner of my RIB yesterday who told me that when he had it, he was challenged to a race by a bunch of jetskis. In his words "they took off way ahead of me but I soon caught them up when their kidneys started to hurt"
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