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Old 28 May 2004, 07:25   #71
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Philip,


I wasn't complaing about the lifeboaty look, but she who must be obeyed wanted something more suttle. Personally I like orange and black that a saw on a link the other day.
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Old 28 May 2004, 08:21   #72
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I wasn't complaing about the lifeboaty look
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Old 28 May 2004, 12:58   #73
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You should hook up with em Katleen is a very gifted at making a good atmosphere and I've yet to meet a nobber (apart from RichardB obviously) through Ribnet
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Old 02 June 2004, 17:52   #74
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Another question

The mystery thickens.....

{quick ramble}
Having a ball with my 3.2M in Clyde. 14 year old and I scared ourselves silly when rounding headland today and what started as fun bumps quicky turned to large quantities of cold green stuff inside the picnic carrier bag! Abort, turn about.... stop panicking, think, diagonal across to sheltered side of Clyde, and adventure continued. Mind you, we didn't half go fast on the return journey!!

Oh, and a herring gull stole my only dry bit of pizza from my fingers as it was about to go into mouth on a pontoon in Rothesay harbour (the Scots are less well behaved than those living near the Solent).

Going out with Proadventure for 6 hours of training (wife and I, and 14 year old as passenger) in 6.5M tomorrow to learn about such magic as "trim controls"! That sort of was missed in Powerboat II!!!

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Sort of short list of Parker vs Solent at this time.

But a question:

Is it the case that deep-V is more capable in harsher waters but produces a hard ride in relatively medium seas?

Put it another way, if I go for a Parker, will I find that it is very harsh going (big bumps for the newbie!) in even moderate seas that will put wife (and me if I am honest) off?

The Solent seemed very comfortable in quite demanding conditions outside Portsmouth harbour.

I understand the Rib-X is a softer ride but less good at the rough.

Am I right or have I got it completely wrong??
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Everything else being equal, deeper V = softer ride but requires a bit more power to drive it.
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Old 03 June 2004, 03:47   #76
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Going out with Proadventure for 6 hours of training (wife and I, and 14 year old as passenger) in 6.5M tomorrow to learn about such magic as "trim controls"! That sort of was missed in Powerboat II!!!
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Is it the case that deep-V is more capable in harsher waters but produces a hard ride in relatively medium seas?
No. A deep V hull will normally give a more comfortable ride in any size waves as it slices into them rather than slamming onto them.

The main compromise is the increased power required to drive a deep V hull as it less efficient.

Deep V = more comfortable, better offshore performance
Medium V = more economical, smaller engine, less fuel

These are broad generalisations but the principles will apply more or less to any planing hull.

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To add to the debate...

The Parker 630 is I believe the same / similar hull to the Deep Sea 21. This is very broad but with a deepish V at the bow. For its size and beam it is a very soft riding hull and capable in the rough. (all IMHO and from 4 yrs experience in a DS21). Can't speak for the Solent.

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