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Old 01 January 2005, 09:46   #11
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Well, it wouldn't have to be diesel - the petrol v diesel would be a choice based on the availability of fuel at your departure point and at Kastelorizo.

However, I think there's much more to decide before narrowing down Manufacturers - fuel type (ie petrol or diesel), number of engines (ie 1 or 2) and style of weather protection (ie cabin or open) being possibly the most important.
True but if for some reason a detour had to be made - perhaps due to bad weather etc then diesel would offer far more options!

I would have loved to have gone down the diesel route but funds just wouldn't allow it!!!

Having said that if fuel supply and costs weren't the main criteria 2x 250 Evinrudes would be my preffered choice!!!
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Old 01 January 2005, 09:49   #12
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2x 250 Evinrudes would be my preffered choice!!!
Mine too from all the currently available informtion! In fact an upgrade to one of those for Blue Ice would be nice... Oh I dream!
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Old 01 January 2005, 12:49   #13
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well about the cabine boat is a possibility i think of too. i have in mind nyova jolly king with cabine but i have no details of this boat how she behaves in the rough...
other possibility is to have a camping tent installed on the boat... so i avoid the wait for the cabine... but what about the toilet?
about the engines i prefer the outboards , i have in mind twins probably 140hp suzuki...
the most important for me is the hull and tubes fit to be made for rough....
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how about a canadian made alloy rib. lots of room for xtra fuel. very sea worthy
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Old 01 January 2005, 13:33   #15
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Have a look at the Tornado ribs - very sturdy boats, with a dry ride and excellent handling. Not as flash as scorpions or revengers, but they have a good reputation as workboats.

website: www.ribs.co.uk

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It would have to be a diesel - easy to find anywhere there are fishing boats and better economy
Oh why? a Ribtec Camel rib has that range and a purpose built frame for a soft shelter too boot

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http://www.cobraribs.com/ - they are stunning boats and have sold loads to your area so have plenty of experience of shipping. Really nice boats but not for very rough weather although will handle almost anything the med would throw at it!
Really? the med can be a very nasty piece of water, so why can't a Cobra handle rough water then?

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Oh why? a Ribtec Camel rib has that range and a purpose built frame for a soft shelter too boot



Really? the med can be a very nasty piece of water, so why can't a Cobra handle rough water then?

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The V isn't quite as deep as some of the other British boats but is still deeper than most of the med style ones.

As to the med being nasty sorry but just doesn't compare with the Irish Sea or Bristol Channel
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Old 02 January 2005, 05:46   #18
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More RIBTEC's have been around Britain then any other boat. More RIBTEC's have crossed the Atlantic than any other boat.RIBTEC'S hold more world records than any other boat. And at present, RIBTEC are level with Zodiac for circumnavaigting the World. (One each) ! Proberbly not a very good boat then!!!!! Alan P
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The V isn't quite as deep as some of the other British boats but is still deeper than most of the med style ones.

As to the med being nasty sorry but just doesn't compare with the Irish Sea or Bristol Channel
Got news for you, it bloody well does!! The med can be the nastiest place in the world to boat where as the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel is just a shity place. Alan P
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More RIBTEC's have been around Britain then any other boat.
Interesting... How many?
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Are you sure? A lot of boats cross the pond... I would guess that a manufacturer like Sadler, Westerley, or Moody would be in the running for this, or p'raps Harland and Wolff or Vosper Thorneycroft! Do you mean RIBs only?
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