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Old 06 March 2003, 12:05   #1
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tiger ribs- opinions?

can anyone give me any advice on whether tiger ribs are good sea-keeping hulls and ribs?

would be very grateful to you! Thanks guys.
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Old 06 March 2003, 17:25   #2
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The RNLI have chosen them for use on the Thames where the waves tend not to be very significant. Don't know if that's any reflection on their sea keeping though . . .

I've only ever seen a couple of Tiger RIBs, and not actually tried one, but they looked pretty solid and had an above average finish for an aluminium RIB.

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Hi Shara
I think you are refering to the Tiger for sale with the ALu hull and desiel jet.
All I remember is that they are built in the channel islands some where, I only found one frefference to then in a diver mag
sorry not to be much more help
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Old 07 March 2003, 12:17   #4
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Tiger Marine

Tiger Marine can be contacted as follows

Martin Dronsfield
Tiger Marine
Holyhead Enterprise Centre
Kingsland Road
Holyhead
Anglesey
LL65 2Hy
Tel 01407 760500

Do not know if they have a web site.
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The Tiger in question was built by Babcock and Wilcox in Scotland for Tiger Marine, whose office is on Anglesey.

Without prejudice of course, I think this one was a prototype/demo boat, and not very well finished. The boats used by the RNLI have had to be significantly re-worked post delivery to get anywhere near the required spec.

I've seen them, and personally wouldn't want to be thrown about in a big sea on one.

Sorry to be so negative!
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You are indeed correct windchill in my opinion ,as I was offerd a Hull only for sale.I didnt jump,or maybe I would still be fitting my non rcd rib out now.As far as Offshore Sea boats dunno ? just dont like any Diy as im uselas at it.
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Old 10 March 2003, 15:52   #7
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thanks everyone! so helpful as ever!
thank you.
still looking!
over shore diesel....
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tiger ribs

I was talking to a crew member of a local rnli site and he told me that the tigers were apparently fitted with jet drives and spend a lot of time not running correctly due to impellar and tube obstruction. they are apparently very fast and were off the shelf hulls the selection was made because of a 15 minute response time requirement.It may be worth asking them direct at one of the 4 staions on the tidal thames (phone numbers in the book normally).
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Old 15 March 2003, 01:39   #9
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Not off the shef hulls at all!! Bespoke alloy jobs, though where they originate from I don't know.

The 7m does a wonderfull tail slide I'm told!! no grip at the after end in tight turns!
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