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Old 21 August 2005, 11:49   #51
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Or buy a hard nosed REDBAY with lots of power and keep the power on. I have never been in any boat, hard or rib that punches water like these babies. If you ever get the oportunity to sea trial one of Toms boats, especialy in Ireland or Scotland, jump at it. You will never consider thinking about buying any other type of boat. Alan P
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Old 21 August 2005, 12:06   #52
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You wouldn't suffer any of thjat if you had bought a MAR.CO

The forefoot of this boat (thanks Mr Jonny boy) is very high and stuffing is unheard of fot this boat irrespective of sea conditions.

The rest are stories for children.

Have alook and see. None (or better VERY FEW i.e one manufacture may come close???) of the British built RIBs are anything near like this one.

A 9 mtr COBRA just on the righ between the cruisers and the bow of my boat is at the same level as the cruiser next to mine.
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Old 21 August 2005, 12:21   #53
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if you have pressure relief valves does stuffing really matter?
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Old 21 August 2005, 12:33   #54
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Or buy a hard nosed ...
I must agree with the hard nose. Just punch through the waves! And if the nose goes under, let the elephant trunks do there job and continue!
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Old 21 August 2005, 13:25   #55
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[QUOTE=Manos] Have alook and see. None (or better VERY FEW i.e one manufacture may come close???) of the British built RIBs are anything near like this one.QUOTE]

Is this what you mean by high forefoot?? Built in Cork, Ireland. Not much chance of stuffing one of these babies!!

Have to agree with Alan about the Redbays though. Built to go through pretty much anything. There can't be many RIBs out there more capable than these for offshore cruising. So when's yours ready then Mr. Priddy??
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Old 21 August 2005, 13:46   #56
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if you have pressure relief valves does stuffing really matter?
Yes. Pressure relief valves won't stop your tubes being ripped off the bow!!

They might stop them from bursting maybe, but in the event of a major stuff I really can't see them making much of a difference. Use a stuffing strap if you are worried, it doesn't even have to be a strap. I take my 2 bow warps from the bow eye and run them over the bow and tie them tightly around a cleat on the inside of the tube in front of my anchor locker.

Have never needed them yet though (touch wood!!) but in theory they should go a long way to keeping your bow tube where it should be!! Best method to avoid stuffing is training and experience IMHO but its always good to have a fail-safe.
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