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Old 05 June 2009, 07:47   #11
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350K fora rib???? I think we are in a similar discussion area here to comparing a ferrari or a Roller to a Ford Mondeo! I bet Ferarri don't sell in a Year the volume that Ford sells in a week!

I could replace my 25 YO humber with it's new equivalent hull for about 5.5K. The clue might also be in the fact that my hull is 25YO and is still as solid as the day it left the factory after a life in the North sea followed by a few years abuse as a club safety boat!

...Also remember the word "boat" or "marine" doubles the price of everything round here!
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Old 05 June 2009, 07:53   #12
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Thats what I'm getting at.
5500 is good I think, its lasted 25 years... how many cars last that long!
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Old 05 June 2009, 08:00   #13
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How much are they?

I was thinking of how cheap Humbers are, well I don't think they're badly priced anyway?

How much do you think the SR5.4 should cost?
I agree about Humber, think they are at about the right price.
Just tried to find the advert for the searider. bare hull was about 16 grand I think.
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Old 05 June 2009, 08:24   #14
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@ chewy .... re your comments most probably did not read my other post .... and please ... I do not make inventions ... I just make comments
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Old 05 June 2009, 09:03   #15
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Manos you have to realise the Yanks claim they invented everything and it is always bigger/better/faster etc etc than anyone elses.

I don't know what sort of hulls the Yanks are supposed to have invented in the 1950s - most of the designs were much earlier than that. The 1st flying boat had a stepped hull in 1910 - designed by a British chap called John Cyril Porte.

Thjere is nothing much new in hull design despite what people claim. Wave piercing hulls are all the rage now. They are also building hulls long and thin again. Not exactly new either - look at this photo of Turbinia from 1894 - the 1st ever to use steam turbines.

As has been pointed out RIBs as we know them were developed at Atlantic college in Wales along with Avon in Llanelli - about 10 miles from where I live.

I agree with you though that RIBs are way overpriced when compared to similar sized hard boats!!!
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Old 05 June 2009, 09:18   #16
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WOW cod ... didn't know that! Thanks for the info mate
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even the vikings had the ultimate wave piercing hull ,still in use today 1000years later in yorkshire ,christopher colombous is now thought to have used a chart when he discovered america made by the Dutch that he nicked off them .
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Old 05 June 2009, 09:32   #18
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I don't totally agree there mate. Newer designs fair enough as your paying for the research and development of the new hulls, tubes etc but have you seen the price of a new Avon searider 5.4 I mean come on!
I do think that Avon do trade off the name more than most, but as all the SR owners on here will attest they are good boats. But nowadays you sell stuff for as much as you can get away with/ people will pay - thats what business is all about.

You can pay 350k for a RIB , only if you have 350k in the first place - as the owner of a very nice Arctic 35 cabin told me last night - there is always something bigger & more expensive if you want to pay for it !

Or you can 350 and have just as much fun/ enjoyment , but of a differant kind. I smile as much at 50 knts with 200hp as I do at 2.5knts revving away with my 2.5hp on my SIB.
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even the vikings had the ultimate wave piercing hull ,still in use today 1000years later in yorkshire ,christopher colombous is now thought to have used a chart when he discovered america made by the Dutch that he nicked off them .

Thaqt's not a wave piercer as such.

Ahh but did he discover America? The Vikings - the Welsh and the Irish got there 1st - probably!!!
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WOW cod ... didn't know that! Thanks for the info mate
Manos the Yanks are great people - just remember to take some of their claims with a large pinch of salt!!!
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