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Old 30 August 2016, 07:40   #1
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,192
What type of a Rib is this?

I was passing R S marine outside Westport on Sunday and I noticed this rib. The tubes are bolted in place or held with a rail system. The transom is semi open (gaps on RHS and LHS). The Rib would appear to have been rigged with twin out boards in the past.
There was no plate on the rib to indicate make. So who made it. It looks like a very heavy well made Rib.
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Old 30 August 2016, 10:46   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: El Mono
Make: Ribtec 9M
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yanmar 315/Bravo III
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I'm no expert RIB spotter, but with the (presumably) planing pad at the stern, the twin engines and the self righting frame, an older ex-RNLI Atlantic or something similar?

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Old 30 August 2016, 12:25   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Waterlooville
Boat name: Tickler
Make: Halmatic P22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel 140HP
MMSI: 235115642
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From Google images, I'd agree and say an Atlantic 21.
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