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Old 08 December 2002, 16:07   #1
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Thanks to rib net and rib international.

I would like to thank all the contributers to ribnet and rib international for all there very usefull advice over the yrs,it has helped me make, what I believe to be one of the greatest purchases,I will ever make.

I have been working for the last 12 months on the design of what in my opinion will be one of the worlds first long distance Practical and comfortable cabin cruising ribs, with creature comforts like in board shower/toilet, diesel heating,oven hob,sleeps 5, will roll upside down and self right.

Devoloped and Designed using a combination ideas from hundreds of ribnet comments and articles and numerous Naval architects developments and there ever increasing costs?.

Taday any boat needs to comply with the relevant RCD regs or MCA coding.( Be carefull as I feel the insurance companies will one day limit your use to what it says on your RCD plate ?)

You may ask why a Rib,the reason is in my opinion there aint a better offshore sea boat in the world.

I have looked long and hard and asked myself what is the downside of a rib,and it was a very hard question to answer,the only possible downside is space and protection from the elements.

We have overcome this and am confident that we have produced one of the Strongest, most fuel efficient boats possible, Taking into account a decent maximum range for cruising.

Also it had to have an acceptable speed of approx 36 knotts fully loaded.

Im a cynick by nature and will be writing numerous articles on this subject over the next few months, with a view to repaying the assistance this site has given me and in the hope that this jurney I have set out on,will be of some help to others who feel they trully appreaciate ribs, and like me feel they cant be beaten as they are the Transport of the future.






The upsides are to numerous to mention ,eg speed ,sea kindley,range and abilities
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Old 08 December 2002, 17:15   #2
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Get the price right and that may be just what I am looking for What price are you aiming this craft at, what engines are going to be offered and what length will it be.

Are you going to have it manufactured in South Africa? seems they are the only people who are realistic on prices at the moment. Seems we are being hammered financially for RIBS over here!

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Old 08 December 2002, 18:00   #3
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Dear Flanker,

It aint built in South Africa as I tried emailing all the major suppliers and didnt get any responce.I had also heard that some of the S.A boats had problems with quality control.My attitude will anoy some in the same way when you say that Skoda is crap you find out the guy you spoke to owns a Skoda and finds it great !

But if we cant tell it as we see it on here then whats the point?

I found the only manufacturer that came up to our criteria was based in Canada.The brit builders didnt want to now when I asked for drawings a GZ curves for stability and was the stability based on the lates iso 12217 requirments for offshore craft.

As far as price goes I dont want to tell you as we aint finished yet, but Becouse the boat is everthing I say it is and more, It aint cheap,but in the long term its the only boat I will ever own.
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Old 08 December 2002, 18:04   #4
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Hello Crazyhorse,

Does your profile match your planned boat - ie: is it planned to be a 33ft aluminium craft?
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Old 08 December 2002, 18:06   #5
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Dear Crazyhorse,

Just wondering where you aim to fit in the market, e.g. Tohatsu, Avon, Redbay, e.t.c. e.t.c.

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Old 08 December 2002, 18:09   #6
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Old 08 December 2002, 18:13   #7
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Perhaps you could have a chat with Manos, I know he has some good contacts in South Africa.

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Old 08 December 2002, 18:24   #8
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Dear pepper,

In answer to your question yes it is.

Flanker it will fit in into the market for offshore cruising ribs,built to todays Mca standardes and exeeding the Recreational Craft Directive for cat B Standards.

Its power plant is the Volvo Kad300 dpg Leg duo prop.

And Dave at Wavelength Im Looking forward to do some more training with you at your great establishment as soon as you can fit me in.

Cheers CrazyHorse
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Not wanting to be a "cynick" but is this a sales pitch ?

Can't say I ( imo ) really want to see this on rib.net

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