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Old 14 October 2004, 14:02   #1
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Valiant PT750 & Verado 275

Hi, I'll probably order a Valiant PT 750 soon. ( Waiting for a confirm that they can deliver black hull )

Has anyone tested this boat ? ( I can only find a test of the DR 750, witch is a completely different boat )

If i order it, I will fit Ullman seats in it. Has anyone any experince with relabilty
on this seats ?

I know for a fact that the standard A-frame is not that good. So I will manufacture one myself. Anybody with drawings of a bulletproof one ? Aluminium or steel ?

A lot of questions from a newbee, but reading a lot of posts before daring to write one mysef ,I've noticed most of you are overbearing with newcommers.
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Old 14 October 2004, 14:18   #2
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Welcome to this forum.
I am not quite sure what you mean by "overbearing" but you must not think bad of all of us.
Brits have a very strange sense of humour, not understood even by us most of the time.
For example: when we say nasty things about MeMe it is because we love him and dont mean it.
When we say nasty things about Manos, we still love him but DO mean it.
Confused? So are we.
Just good luck with your new boat and please keep talking to us.
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Old 14 October 2004, 15:11   #3
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welcome ribroy to the forum

as a valiant owner i like valiant ribs and the pt range looks good
who have you asked about the PT750 if its the local vailant dealers the information is not as detailed as it could be

your best bet is to contact http://www.ibs-boats.co.uk/ who are the uk importer of vailant with your questions or try to find the main importer
to norway most will be sole importers for the bruswick group

keth is the bloke at ibs

with such a special rib you need to ask and test drive the craft as the dr and pt is a total diffrent rib

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Old 14 October 2004, 15:40   #4
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Welcome Ribroy
I have had two PT520's,they are a great Rib,I fitted both of mine out myself I find that is the only way if you wont it done properly,the first one had a Mariner 90 Four Stroke,the Second had a Evinrude Ficht 90,the Evinrude was best suited to the 520 by far,the whole Rib felt so much better with the Ficht,It was proberly due to the weight being lower down and not having all the mechanical parts of a fourstroke above the transom.It's handling was great in the ruff.I did some 200 Hours total in my 520's and enjoyed every minute,as you can see in the photo.Make sure that you take every thing they fit at the factory off and seal them as they seem to have a shortage of sealant in portugal.Nothing wrong with there folding a frames I never had a problem with mine.
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Sorry Ribroy
I must start wearing my glass's I thought it said a 520 last night when I looked at the thread, just noticed you were asking about a 750,take no notice of me I must be cracking up.
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Old 16 October 2004, 05:47   #6
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I've noticed most of you are overbearing with newcommers.
Picked up on that also, a few picked on a French chap recently.

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Old 16 October 2004, 06:32   #7
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What a debut ! Could not understand the fuss abaout "overbearing". Seems like it was put a different meaning into it hat it was ment from me.
Here is the translation

overbærende adj.
1(tålmodig) indulgent, tolerant, lenient

2(nedlatende) overbearing, condescending, patronizing eller patronising
være overbærende med noen
indulge someone, bear with someone
være overbærende mot noen
patronize someone, be condescending towards someone

Of course I ment the tolerant version. Sorry about my sad english. I really think it mostly a great forum.


Thanks to all replys.


So, to what that was ment to be the main issue !

I have tested a PT 750 for a short trip i calm water. Actually I know a guy that have one, and he is quite happy with it. What i wanted is a statement from some one who had tested it in i heavy sea/ long time use, and also had some experince with other ribs to compare.
Also I wonder about the engine mounting bracket. There is a roumer that the hole thing fell off av charter valiant in Northern Norway, but I dont know if that is true.

DanielTD5, I have talked to the Importer several times, but they dont know that much about the boat. Not even if it can be delivered i black. A delagation from the importer is going to visit the factory in Portugal in November. Hopefully I get some answers then.

Wayne, thank you about the tip of assembling it myself. I'll do that becouse I want to put Ullman seats in it. Maybe even a Ullman consoll instead of the original pt7 consoll.

Why do Americans mostly manufacture A-frames in aluminium and Europeans in steel ? Is not aluminium the best material. Not so much weight, and want crack that easy ?

........and please be tolerant with my English :-)
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I am fascinated to know to which purpose you will be putting your rib.
I note, with some interest, that it is to have a black hull and a bullet-proof A-frame.
Planning some trips across the sea at night with "interesting" cargoe perhaps?
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I am fascinated to know to which purpose you will be putting your rib.
I note, with some interest, that it is to have a black hull and a bullet-proof A-frame.
Planning some trips across the sea at night with "interesting" cargoe perhaps?
Want to buy or sell
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Hi RibRoy

I would have thought a Verado 275 was quite heavy for a 750 rib Suggest you consider say a 225 . Why not contact Peder at Stockholm Rib Center and ask him for a quote for an all black C-RIB-25RS (Parker 750RS) as it happens we have a 225 Verado in stock. You could take delivery after the New Year
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