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Old 24 October 2005, 04:23   #21
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My vote would go to one of these, they are seriously well built:

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Interesting! that stepped one looks like a Buzzi hull not too sure about the 95 Knt claim tho' (109mph) that is movin.
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Old 24 October 2005, 04:42   #22
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i may be wrong , but arnet they the ex delta lads ?
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Yes, they are.
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Old 24 October 2005, 07:40   #24
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For those of you interest to learn more see http://www.risingconcepts.com/frapper/ribsters
Bogi, how do you plan to stop the boat sinking?

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Old 24 October 2005, 07:56   #25
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I am presuming you need the right weather window for this trip so what level of flexibility do you have on the departure date.

To get back to the original thrust of the thread, Codprawn, can you define Ultimate e.g does ultimate mean speed or durabilty or seakeeping or personal protection. I certainly don't think a seekweltrorler would fit into the category of an offshore Rib!
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I am presuming you need the right weather window for this trip so what level of flexibility do you have on the departure date.

To get back to the original thrust of the thread, Codprawn, can you define Ultimate e.g does ultimate mean speed or durabilty or seakeeping or personal protection. I certainly don't think a seekweltrorler would fit into the category of an offshore Rib!
Well "ultimate offshore rib" was really a bit of fun poked at the ad on boats/outboards - I mean what a way to describe a Medline!!! Nice boats in the right place!!!

As to what it really means I suppose a mixture of all those properties.

I have to be honest and say I don't like most cabin RIBs - the reason being that the very reason I wanted a RIB in the first place was for deck space - I like the open console type boats.

I even looked at things like the Whitesharks and Boston Whalers - also some of the French walkarounds - but I love the whole concept of a RIB - have liked them since I was a kid.

The ideal of course would be a RIB with a central cabin - the Shearwater looks good but the hull looks a bit too fine at the bow.

I think my ideal RIB would be something like a Rayglass protector 11m - nice cabin but still reasonable deck space and you can walk to the bow.

Other requirements would be

No transom
Diesel surface drives
Aluminium hull

The real problem is of course that different boats suit different purposes - for example I would love a waterjet for shallow surf but then would love a surface drive for high speed work and legs for grip when coming off big waves!!!
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I don't like driving Cabin ribs at all! one starts to loose the immediate feel you have for the sea. However they are pretty much essential for comfotrt and all day work in hostile envoirenments. Also you can't hear what your crew are saying to you!

On second thawts that may be a good feature
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Good point that - which is probably why Yachties choose to be out in an open cockpit in truly obscene conditions - some of them(usually about 80 yrs old) think nothing of fighting 80kt winds 1500 miles from land in the middle of the night!!!

Seriosly though - you almost never see a yacht with any sort of protection at all. I know they have to muck about with lines and sheets and lazyjacks etc etc but it does make you wonder!!!
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I even looked at things like the Whitesharks and Boston Whalers - also some of the French walkarounds - but I love the whole concept of a RIB - have liked them since I was a kid.
Did not think that Ribs had been around that long!
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Good point that - which is probably why Yachties choose to be out in an open cockpit in truly obscene conditions - some of them(usually about 80 yrs old) think nothing of fighting 80kt winds 1500 miles from land in the middle of the night!!!

Seriosly though - you almost never see a yacht with any sort of protection at all. I know they have to muck about with lines and sheets and lazyjacks etc etc but it does make you wonder!!!
Seriously, you do talk some old tosh at times codders.......

The oceans are filled with 80yr old yotties, battling 80kt winds 1500 miles from land. Or maybe thats just another mate of yours then? I imagine any yottie unfortunate to be in that position rather does think something about it. Probably 'I wish I was in the pub!'

Many yots have some form of sprayhood to keep the worst of the weather/spray off the crew. But 'tis true that sailing is a much more at one with the elements experience than most powerboating. Doesn't make it any more pleasant in the rain though.
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