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Old 02 July 2008, 07:49   #11
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Hard Nose

Our nose is quite pointed and curves down to give better vision whilst getting the boat on the plane etc. Its a race design and works very well. It was quite expensive though as a extra
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Old 02 July 2008, 09:48   #12
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Not something I'd like from a more commercial / rescue point of view. We often use the soft bow of our rescue ribs for pushing other craft, powering up against walls to get crew on/off, and general work.
Haven't had any probs yet even in some pretty grim conditions, although the tubes are fitted with straps as well.
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"Polwart" was thinking more along the lines of scorpion and ospray not pointed like the redbay..... Any reason for question??
Mostly just general interest - but also because I think the characteristics must be different - hitting a wave with a big, relatively flat lump of fibreglass or hitting it with a pointed hard lump.
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I would love one of these Ospreys......

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Make arrangements with Tom at Redbay to go out in one of his hard nose boats on a bad day and you wont think twice about owning a RIB with a tube all the way round again.
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Is that a hardnose Vipermax?

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Old 22 July 2008, 09:19   #17
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Alan,

Curious about this sparse comment...as I read somewhere on the net you were thinking of ordering a Redbay 11..
Any chance of a bit of more info as to why you write this now?
Just degrees of wet/dry ride or more serious seakeeping and safety issues?
Never been in a Redbay SF 11 but the consensus tend to refer to them as the dogs danglies...and I myself am on the long list of eople who dream of owning one at some point...
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If you are running a big Rib up or down wind in what I would call "Interesting seas" then the tube will not stay attached to the hull. The area of the attachment point is far to small and the entire tube is dependant on a couple of layers of Hyperlon (or such) to hold it all together.

There is a strong case for the tubes not even going as far foreward as the bow if the hull has enough inherit bouyancy to displace water.
I have had talks with Tom about ordering an 11 metre but it is not big enough for what I want to do so we are going to build our own (again)

At the moment I am busy doing the gardening but might go to build later this year.
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Thanx for taking the time to reply, appreciate it...
On what I have read about you, "interesting seas" appear to have slightly different meaning in our respective vocabularies...

thanx again though, enjoy the gardening and all the best of luck with the new project!
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If you are running a big Rib up or down wind in what I would call "Interesting seas" then the tube will not stay attached to the hull. The area of the attachment point is far to small and the entire tube is dependant on a couple of layers of Hyperlon (or such) to hold it all together.

There is a strong case for the tubes not even going as far foreward as the bow if the hull has enough inherit bouyancy to displace water.
I have had talks with Tom about ordering an 11 metre but it is not big enough for what I want to do so we are going to build our own (again)

At the moment I am busy doing the gardening but might go to build later this year.
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If you stuff a boat with a hard nose it will push through the wave and the force of water carries on until it meets something else, typically a console/screen.

Having had a Scorpion with a hard nose I've replaced two screens when they've been smashed in such a way

Cheaper than replacing tubes though!


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