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Old 19 December 2007, 03:34   #21
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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.
Ha ha : jack up the engine to an inch of its life,run it on jet A1 with a surface drive....?

Yes i meant the wind speed in the harbour.
out of curiosity anyone know what the "D" ring in the bow (ring the trailer strap lips too) is tested to load wise?
I have my rib swinging from a 24mm strop connected to the "D" ring with a ss split thimble to another thimble with two large caribeeners onto the moorings.Then a lazy 24mm strop over the tubes to the smason post.
I always worry thats it the ring pulling out that is the weak link..but it had a good test last weekend.
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Old 19 December 2007, 04:47   #22
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Ha ha : jack up the engine to an inch of its life,run it on jet A1 with a surface drive....?

Yes i meant the wind speed in the harbour.
out of curiosity anyone know what the "D" ring in the bow (ring the trailer strap lips too) is tested to load wise?
I have my rib swinging from a 24mm strop connected to the "D" ring with a ss split thimble to another thimble with two large caribeeners onto the moorings.Then a lazy 24mm strop over the tubes to the smason post.
I always worry thats it the ring pulling out that is the weak link..but it had a good test last weekend.
I doubt if they are "tested" as such, but if it pulls out whilst the boat is afloat there are far bigger issues to worry about! The strain of dragging a boat onto a bunked trailer would probably give it a harder time.

I would lose the caribeeners if it was my boat.

For the record the engine was as high as it would go - I had the boat a little sideways a couple of times on Monday when trimmed / lifted too much! The regulations and the motor prevent me from running A1 or a surface drive (it's an outboard), and the one record was for single outboard mono submersed propeller - hope that clears it up! Next year we will probably go back with a little more time and a bit more power and see if I can get a gold star!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 19 December 2007, 05:50   #23
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I am in the market for a new rib or ex demo. Have narrowed my choice down to a Ribeye Playtime 550, like the Jockey/bench seating arrangement, Ribcraft 5.85 or Ballistic 5.5. Any experiences or advice that may help my decision gratefully received. Ali
Ribraft 5.85 But I would say that!
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Old 19 December 2007, 05:59   #24
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Ribraft 5.85 But I would say that!
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Nice pontoon. The owner can be a funny sod.
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Old 19 December 2007, 07:40   #25
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Nice pontoon. The owner can be a funny sod.
Pasties are ok though !

Hope we're still on for the scillies in '08
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Pasties are ok though !

Hope we're still on for the scillies in '08
Yeah, for sure. Be at the ready for a weather window though. Cruser and Randski have sold their boats, so we are a little reduced in number at the mo.
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Old 19 December 2007, 19:23   #27
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Yeah, for sure. Be at the ready for a weather window though. Cruser and Randski have sold their boats, so we are a little reduced in number at the mo.
You'll have 2 RIBs by then though Mollers
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Old 20 December 2007, 04:51   #28
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You'll have 2 RIBs by then though Mollers
Only if you pull your finger out and get the new one 'sparked' up.
And.... I get a garage built.
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