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Old 18 July 2008, 09:28   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,152
When we had dash 2 the Delta, it was a fantastic boat, fast as it had a narrow beam compared to some Delta's and was dry again unlike some early Delta's. Most of all though what ever sea you chucked at it, it always seemed to go really well and I believe that was 7 meters in length if not, just over if memory serves me.

Ribeye 600 meter Playtime or now A series really impressed me when I worked for them. The Hull was really good fun and for the size of boat was fantastic in a big sea.

I agree too that the Ribcraft and the Redbay hulls are very good. The 6.5 I used on round Ireland went so well, and in the really big monster stuff on the west coast went better than some big 10 meter craft becuase of her hull length in proportion to the seas.

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Old 18 July 2008, 12:23   #12
Country: USA
Town: Lexington Park, MD.
Make: Apex A17
Length: 5m +
Engine: 70HP Evinrude
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 82
Heh, yeah sorry that was a very poor way to ask that question!

Cookee you are correct, not interested in top speed more in rough water stability while planing and sheer toughness.

I've been asked to take my RIB out on the bay Sunday to take pics of a few boats in the Screw Pile races. Weather forecast is fantastic but nevertheless I think this will be a good opportunity to begin identifying my RIB's shortcomings and give me a better idea of what to look for in my NEXT RIB!

Point well taken on the differences between 5m and 7m ribs. Def not a fair comparison. I won't go smaller than the 5.3 I have now, that is for sure. And the only way I could afford a 733 would be by purchasing a basket case at auction and rebuilding over time so that's probably out of the question as well. 6.5? 6.8? Probably doable in the near future I think.

Fair winds and following seas do not a skillful sailor make...
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Old 20 July 2008, 21:10   #13
Country: UK - Scotland
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2x610hp jets
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Posts: 74
delta would be my first choice i own a 7.7m and also drive a 9.5 meter one at work well built boats and very very hard to break,

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