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Old 18 December 2007, 06:48   #11
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How about some pic's of the smaller range of boats from Banna Shark as on the web site only the 770 is shown, do they still have the same hull form as their bigger brother?
We are currently working on getting some better photos of the new boats and putting some information up, I will happily send you what I have by email if you send me your address.

The hull form is different to the 770 - it is a regular V without steps, available in either 5, 5.5 or 6 metre lengths, and the fitout is available in every combination possible from bare hull with tubes, to jockey, bench or bucket seats and with a plain transom or moulded "rear end". Whilst we are better known for supplying Mercury products we are of course happy to supply any make of engine.

Our 115EFI 6 metre 7 seat demonstrator will be available shortly at a very reasonable price! We also have our diesel waterjet demonstrator which will need to go to make room for a new boat for this summer - an inboard petrol using the new Mercruiser Vazer possibly?
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Old 18 December 2007, 11:04   #12
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Ribcraft may be boreing and outdated but for what i use a rib for its perfect as i need a hull i can beach (have keelshield) one i can leave on a swinging moorings (last week 83mph into the harbour).
I'm sure the above boats for example are lovely but that stepped hull wouldn't last 5min with me beaching the boat etc....personally i don't like that as a rib, prefer mine to be bulky "commerical" boats
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Old 18 December 2007, 11:34   #13
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Ribcraft may be boreing and outdated but for what i use a rib for its perfect as i need a hull i can beach (have keelshield) one i can leave on a swinging moorings (last week 83mph into the harbour).
I'm sure the above boats for example are lovely but that stepped hull wouldn't last 5min with me beaching the boat etc....personally i don't like that as a rib, prefer mine to be bulky "commerical" boats

I think you may have misunderstood - the RIB in the pictures does not have a stepped hull (it is also available with a keelshield if required!) - they are also available with any layout the customer requires - even with large diameter orange tubes, bottle racks and a stainless samson post! It is only the larger 770 that shares the stepped hull with the race boat. You are welcome to call in if you are ever up this way and come for a test drive.
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Old 18 December 2007, 11:55   #14
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Actually I thought the rib looked more the 4x4 verity than it's sleeker big brother the 770, especially with what appears to be a very high bow, ideal I would of thought for offshore work, is this your hull design or Lorne Campbell...I personally prefer a sleeker design as in the larger 770 but each to their own
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Old 18 December 2007, 12:01   #15
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Actually I thought the rib looked more the 4x4 verity than it's sleeker big brother the 770, especially with what appears to be a very high bow, ideal I would of thought for offshore work, is this your hull design or Lorne Campbell...I personally prefer a sleeker design as in the larger 770 but each to their own
That one is an existing hull we bought the rights to and modified extensively in-house to make it more desirable - very dry and quite quick - 48mph with a 115 EFI Mercury 4 stroke out of the box.


Let me know when you would like your 770 delivered!
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Old 18 December 2007, 12:39   #16
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Must admit I have always thought if the race boat had a slightly higher deck and side by side seating it would be a kind of tubed Ring/phantom with occasional cuddy ability not to many peoples liking perhaps but as I have owned many sports boats I kind of like the idea
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Old 18 December 2007, 13:33   #17
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Ribcraft may be boreing and outdated but for what i use a rib for its perfect as i need a hull i can beach (have keelshield) one i can leave on a swinging moorings (last week 83mph into the harbour).
How do you manage to get that sort of speed with a Suzuki 250 and a ribcraft? The new record just been set in the Banana Shark was something like 91mph and thats made for speed.

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Old 18 December 2007, 13:36   #18
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How do you manage to get that sort of speed with a Suzuki 250 and a ribcraft? The new record just been set in the Banana Shark was something like 91mph and thats made for speed.

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I thought he was going quite well until I realised he was probably talking about the wind
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Old 18 December 2007, 16:57   #19
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Ha ha very true I think I just put 250hp and 83mph together in my head. My appologies if it came across aggresively my misunderstanding

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Old 18 December 2007, 18:11   #20
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Nah, horrible old tubs ....
What do you consider horrible about Ribcrafts?

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...... and everyone has got one....
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