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Old 07 February 2005, 04:16   #21
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We like to drive on the edge at times as it can give you such an adrenaline rush!!

but if driven in the mid range power band economy kicks in nicely - the best of both worlds.


That looks like a contradiction in terms to me! Good luck with the attempts to drive that rig in the mid powerband. It's gonna be wicked= get footstraps!

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Old 07 February 2005, 07:52   #22
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Good luck with the attempts to drive that rig in the mid powerband
It's not that hard, I've got a similar setup, just set the Smartcraft gauges to display litres per hour. When cruising along at 3500 rpm it should be reading about 25/26 lph. Throttle up and hit 4000rpm and some frightening figures are thrown up on the display all the way to WOT: 50lph!! You won't be long slowing down.

Acceleration really is phenomenal with these engines, though. I love the kick in the back feeling you get accelerating from cruising to manic speed!! You'll soon understand!! Good luck, she should be a sweet machine!

I'm currently in the process of looking for footstraps
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Old 07 February 2005, 12:13   #23
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Could you tell us what sort of, if any, big sea conditions you have ever experienced in your 5.8 as we have been known to take on some pretty horrendous seas out of choice in our 5 metre Humber.
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Superb boat and the only rib I really regret selling . Owned one for 4 years and she went everywhere I did, even towed her to Germany for six months. Used for diving, cruising and camping. When all hell broke loose because you were out in weather you shouldn't have been in she had a sure, confident feel about her that she would get you home. A delight to drive offshore in big well spaced waves. I also had the console and fuel tank moved back 12 inches from the norm which put the steering position almost in the middle of the rib.

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Old 07 February 2005, 14:44   #24
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RR rig is very similar to Tob Bandana and I have been on that in about a 2.5 metre very windy swell and it just loved it I was most impressed.
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Old 07 February 2005, 15:22   #25
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RR rig is very similar to Tob Bandana and I have been on that in about a 2.5 metre very windy swell and it just loved it I was most impressed.
Thinking on and agreeing with you their RW, I wonder whether the original poster looking for a 6m RIB ought to look at Top Banana (Daniel's RIB, for sale in the ads here.) A very well fitted out RIB IMHO and goes like stink as can be seen from the Photo's (Some of which I took!). Dan must be very busy to have to sell her
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Old 07 February 2005, 15:39   #26
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Absolutely, given he wants to use it in the wilds of Northern Scotland, I would be tempted to give up on the idea of a new rib for the size quality of fitout and equipment on Daniels Rib.

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Old 07 February 2005, 16:31   #27
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yep hes done an enviable job with it!
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Old 08 February 2005, 14:41   #28
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I also had the console and fuel tank moved back 12 inches
I don't remember a thread called Osprey console change.

Leave the bloody consoles alone, will ya.

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Old 08 February 2005, 16:04   #29
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Thinking on and agreeing with you their RW, I wonder whether the original poster looking for a 6m RIB ought to look at Top Banana (Daniel's RIB, for sale in the ads here.) A very well fitted out RIB IMHO and goes like stink as can be seen from the Photo's (Some of which I took!). Dan must be very busy to have to sell her
Top RIB Top Banana.

Great looking hull in the water

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