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Old 27 July 2005, 05:24   #71
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But on the other hand, when the power to weight is high, the rib is more responsive. For my own part, I find driving my bigger (heavier) diesel powered rib a good deal more difficult especially if the going gets rough.
I guess then that once over a certain size things start to change. Also hadn't thought about having to keep a turbo spinning.

Not as simple as it all sounds.

Perhaps there's an optimum size / engine / power to weight that makes things easy?
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Old 27 July 2005, 10:19   #72
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[QUOTE=Searider]......Also hadn't thought about having to keep a turbo spinning..../QUOTE]
Maybe one advantage of a jet boat set and leave the engine revs and then only adjust the direction of thrust Des
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Old 27 July 2005, 18:20   #73
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What I dont understand is how y'all dont fall out of the ribs in Australia
I'm sure they do, after all, it's pretty common here innit
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Old 28 July 2005, 04:20   #74
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Old 28 July 2005, 23:11   #75
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just think... the amount of combined time spent writing and reading all this- you could have been out on the water feeling the waves skip merrily below (or around) your tubes rather than trying to imagine it.

WHAT?!? In the middle of the night ??? ohhh - of course that would be day for you....

What I dont understand is how y'all dont fall out of the ribs in Australia - what with being upside down on the bottom of the earth....

we do... frequently... but then the waters much much warmer so we don't really care...

middle of winter at the moment


http://www.smh.com.au/weather/sydney.html

a comfortable 20 degrees...
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