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Old 22 October 2013, 03:01   #1
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Twin engine rib courses

Looking to see if there is any interest in twin engine rib courses
I have available a 8m twin diesel rib .
It would need to be coded as plan to use it for intermediate advanced and instructor courses is it something people would be looking for ?
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Old 23 October 2013, 02:50   #2
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Over a hundred views but no replys so guess that's a no to learning on a twin engine setup.
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Old 23 October 2013, 03:56   #3
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I don't think that it's something that most RIB owners would see as particularly relevant to them; twin engine RIBs are very much a niche thing.

How about pitching it at aspiring motor cruiser owners who would definitely benefit from it?
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Its very hard to find any training school with twin engined boats. The only time I have done a course where they had a twin (2 x yam 150"s) was when I did my PBI at SWAC in Southampton. And on that occasion the twin engined rib was out of action so I could not use it . Not sure if they still have it?

I think for those doing intermediate or advanced being able to try a twin engined boat is a big plus, but it increases the fuel costs for the training school.

It would make the course more attractive to customers but not sure that it would pay it's keep.

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I don't think that it's something that most RIB owners would see as particularly relevant to them; twin engine RIBs are very much a niche thing.

How about pitching it at aspiring motor cruiser owners who would definitely benefit from it?
Thanks John
I already offer the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme on a 40ft Princess V40 on out drives and a Benateau Antares on twin shafts .
Just have the opportunity to offer twin inboards on a rib with trim tabs and bow ballast so a great boat for teaching and rough weather as well as in my opinion useful for Advanced Powerboat Instructor
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Is that the Ocean cabin rib in cowes? (twin D3's) ?

its a good idea but not sure it would pay commercially to own it. prehaps if you could use on ad hoc basis?

sure if it was coded it could get charter work for support boat duties for some of the yacht race teams?
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Yup SWAC still have it - they have a similar one with a 250 single which they seem to use more but ive seen it out recently on training

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Its very hard to find any training school with twin engined boats. The only time I have done a course where they had a twin (2 x yam 150"s) was when I did my PBI at SWAC in Southampton. And on that occasion the twin engined rib was out of action so I could not use it . Not sure if they still have it?

I think for those doing intermediate or advanced being able to try a twin engined boat is a big plus, but it increases the fuel costs for the training school.

It would make the course more attractive to customers but not sure that it would pay it's keep.

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Ive got a twin engined RIB but did my PB 1 and 2 in a single engined RIB.

What would a course teach you that would be different ?
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Interesting - I didn't reply earlier as I figured someone else would and my remote location means I don't appreciate the local economics/viability.
I did my PBL2 on a twin 60. I had relatively little helm time over the preceding years (although lots of crew time) and I didn't find the twins in any way tricky to work with. Mind you, the instructor did explain the differences as we progressed. As the years passed, twins were very much part of the general scene and the boat I did my Advanced on had twins, as did my favourite loaner, The Beast.

That said, I'm not sure they justify a course in their own right?
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What would a course teach you that would be different ?
Kinda scratching head here too. Close quarters stuff, obviously, but it's not THAT different. Trim can be a little more complicated, but only if you want it to be. The interesting one for me was knowing how to use just one engine properly - but that varies from boat the boat anyway...
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