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Old 30 May 2012, 16:03   #1
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Viking ribs

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I have seen a Viking rib for sale which looks just what I am looking for. I cannot find out much info on them, can anyone help? I would like to know what the tubes are made of, what sort of quality the ribs are and how sea worthy they are? Thanks
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Old 02 June 2012, 05:23   #2
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I have a 5.8m Tornado Viking. What do you want to know?
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Old 02 June 2012, 07:04   #3
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hi there my rib is 4.7 m and it has external fuel tank do you know of eny way to put it niternaly thanks duncan h
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Old 03 June 2012, 03:58   #4
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Our dive club rib is a 5.4

The fuel tank is under the consule. I suspect you'll need to change yours, unless it's already in there and not being used.


I've an owners manual around, I'll see if I can find it and work out if the 4.7 had one at new.
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Old 03 June 2012, 12:39   #5
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My rib has a 100 litre stainless tank built inside the console. The tank must have been fitted and then the console fibreglassed on around it. You'd never do anything to the tank without removing the console 1st in my opinion. Keeps the boat nice and tidy but you'd want a lot of trust in the tank not to crack / leak etc, don't buy a cheapo one! Some folks fit the fuel tanks under the deck, but in my experience the rib is quite light on the nose even witha puny 90hp 2 stroke. If I went underdeck I'd want a fuel tank up in the bow area, don't know how the hulls are made up on these ribs though, why don't you try calling Barnett Marine, I think they deal with these ribs a lot?
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Old 03 June 2012, 12:51   #6
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Looking at the brochure the fuel tank was an external one, tied down in front of the console.

To add an external you'll need to change the console for one with a built in tank or put one under the floor. I'd stick with the external ones
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