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Old 17 July 2008, 10:13   #1
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Whaty hulls are considered most seaworthy?

I see a lot of people that prefer Sea riders, a few Hurricane fans, a few Humnber fans... Which hulls between 5-7 meters (roughly) are considered the most seaworthy or best for rough water?
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Old 17 July 2008, 10:47   #2
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Old 17 July 2008, 10:52   #3
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I see a lot of people that prefer Sea riders, a few Hurricane fans, a few Humnber fans... Which hulls between 5-7 meters (roughly) are considered the most seaworthy or best for rough water?
When the flood of considered opinions come flying in, it might be worth then looking to see which manufacturer the contributor actually own themselves.

The most seaworthy rib hull is definitely the Osprey.
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The most seaworthy rib hull is definitely the Osprey.
Agreed
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Ribcraft 585 of course.

No decision, it is the Ribcraft 585!

Ideally with a 150hp Outboard.

What else could it possibly be???

Surely there is no better hull in a swell??
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No decision, it is the Ribcraft 585!

Ideally with a 150hp Outboard.

What else could it possibly be???

Surely there is no better hull in a swell??


There's certain conditions (not all, obviously) that I'd far rather be in a Searider!
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The Hurricanes are built like battleships and even my little 590 kicks the butt of anything around here when it's blowin' a gagger! (Well, except for the Coasties 733...)

And yes I am biased, but I regularly run against a 6.5m Humber (200 HP - He's faster until the waves get up there. And he cracked his hull last year in rough water.) And there's an Avon that about the same size as mine with a 150. I've never seen it leave the dock...

There's also two Bombards... one big job with a 225 - very fast until it gets even choppy, and a smaller one with a 75, but it's a toy boat... Come to think of it, so is the big one.

Bear in mind that I am on the Great Lakes where a 5' wave can beat the bowels out of a boat...
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I see a lot of people that prefer Sea riders, a few Hurricane fans, a few Humnber fans... Which hulls between 5-7 meters (roughly) are considered the most seaworthy or best for rough water?
I think the question (with all due respect) is a little flawed as a 5 metre boat has no chance against a 7 metre boat, so you could have several "Correct" answers!

It also depends on how you measure them - most but not all manufacturers measure overall length from the bow to stern which is usually the tube length (unless you have a hard nose).

I assume you're ruling out top speed in this question? If you are then I would not pick one of our boats as a full deep V Rib will outperform one of our boats, however I would not advise putting as much HP on those hulls as the manufacturers allow - why? Well using full power in offshore downwind conditions tend to end up in the boat hooking to some extent or another making it hard to stay in the boat - used correctly and within the designed power range of the hull there is nothing that will come close for sea keeping though!

If you're after a faster boat with good sea keeping and built to last (even with the latest four strokes) then obviously a BananaShark! Not biased at all!
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