Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 May 2016, 17:00   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South West
Boat name: SR Adventure 4.7
Length: under 3m
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 102
Transformer - Who would own one of these !

Somebody without waders who doesn't like getting their feet wet, I guess ..!







Seen today down by Southampton !
so what drives the hydraulic wheels as in wheres the engine for this ?
__________________

__________________
Fred. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2016, 17:04   #2
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,013
Honda 4stroke engine in console. Plenty of them in Abersoch N Wales. Called Sealegs. Google them.
__________________

__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2016, 17:07   #3
Member
 
butty's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Make: Island RIBS / custom
Length: 7m +
Engine: inboard diesel
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 265
I'm with OP, just odd...
__________________
butty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2016, 17:18   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South West
Boat name: SR Adventure 4.7
Length: under 3m
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 102
Thanks, Just googled it :-)
SEALEGS | Amphibious Marine Craft


Handy if you've no slipway or tractor etc
__________________
Fred. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2016, 17:25   #5
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,013
Transformer - Who would own one of these !

Saves on your launch fee from a boatyard, could be 50 a launch/recovery or more.

Saves in marina fees on a pontoon. Significant

Seen one at the Gazelle in N Wales about 5 yrs ago when they came out (?), drove straight up the beach into the pub car park and parked up. LOL Had a pint then drove off back in to the sea. my dad thought he'd lost the plot/had a few too many scotches. Mint!

There's two parked up in land and sea in Abersoch. It's a great idea if you can store near access to the sea. It would also save the hassle and sometimes damage to the hull caused putting the rib on a trailer each time with cross winds and rough weather.
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2016, 18:24   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 853
Not seen the ones in abersoch, tbh seems a bit naff ( I'd rather have a tractor too) I see the point perhaps in remote locations where you need to beach land with no available trailer or mooring, Pacific islands, parts of Far East etc
You have to avoid a lot of launch fees to justify the extra cost, abersoch boat yard are unlimited launches if you pay the high storage fees, can't imagine it's easy to drive one round the town or park by the shops in.....
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2016, 18:48   #7
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL View Post
Saves in marina fees on a pontoon.
Crikey I knew you southerners were getting ripped off on marina fees but I didn't realise it was that bad...
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 May 2016, 01:25   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,597
RIBase
There's a bloke in France with one at the slip that we use, what a palaver, he needs all the car park to get the thing into the trailer. The inboard hydraulic engine exhaust has melted the cowl on the outboard. The only advantage he has is that he doesn't have to get his trailer wet. It's a gimmick imho. If I had a house with sheltered beach access, I might just about consider one.


Sh1t happens
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 May 2016, 02:31   #9
Member
 
HUMBER P4VWL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,013
LOL - no surprise they're not loved on here really. Dry suits, geckos, twins, plbs, AIS, ex military, land rovers etc

Horses for courses.

Two in Abersoch are parked in land and sea by showroom.
__________________
HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 May 2016, 03:22   #10
Trade member
 
Dry Run's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: portsmouth
Boat name: Hullabaloo
Make: Humber
Length: 8m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 653
RIBase
They are a surprisingly capable boat when in the water

We have a new 9M version (all wheel drive and jet black) arriving in september.

Regards

Steve
__________________
You get what you settle for!
Dry Run is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.