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Old 17 October 2008, 12:05   #1
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Which RIB ?

A friend of mine, for only god knows what reason, wants to sell his 5.8m Tornado with 150hp Etec.

He's looking at buying either an Osprey or a Humber Ocean Pro (not sure what beam yet ?) of around 6.5m. What other choices would you recommend for going fast in bad weather conditions ? I should add that his play ground is the Raz de Sein and he doesn't like Humber Destroyers !
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Old 17 October 2008, 12:23   #2
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What Boat??

Osprey Vipermax of course
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Old 17 October 2008, 14:31   #3
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Thats a nasty piece of water to play in. I would want to be firmly sat in the Vipermax, just a superb secure and forgiving hull. His existing E Tec wouldn't be out of place on a 6.5m.

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Check out the Redbay 6.5/650. Fantastic boats. I had one for some time before my current Redbay 7.5 and it was a fantadtic boat.Very strong and great sea keeping.

I come from a commercial fishing family on the west coast of Ireland. With the very rough seas of the atlantic we demand a lot from our boats. Redbay are based in the north of Ireland and supply a lot of boats for use in the rough atlantis and scottish waters. Rib Internationalhave a review of them somewhere on their website and they also praise them very highly.

/i have had the honour of twice breaking the windscreen on my 6.5 in extreme conditions and on both ocaisions the boat performed flawlessly.

Best of luck
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Old 22 October 2008, 10:34   #5
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Thats a nasty piece of water to play in. I would want to be firmly sat in the Vipermax, just a superb secure and forgiving hull. His existing E Tec wouldn't be out of place on a 6.5m.

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I can't imagine him with anything but the maximum engine size
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We have a question. What are Vipermax like when stopped? Do the tubes touch the water? After all, this is to be a dive rib, albeit, a freedive (no bottles) rib.
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Have a look here.

www.ribs.ie

You'll find what you are looking for.
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Do the tubes touch the water?
No
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Old 22 October 2008, 18:02   #9
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Although with a load of diving gear on the back and perhaps a fat 4 stroke Lump It probably would.

My last rib dragged its tubes and I am glad this one doesn't it feels much better for it when on the move I love the way it handles
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Old 23 October 2008, 04:47   #10
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Although with a load of diving gear on the back and perhaps a fat 4 stroke Lump It probably would.

My last rib dragged its tubes and I am glad this one doesn't it feels much better for it when on the move I love the way it handles
But we are spearfishermen so no heavy dive gear and anti four stroke (we both think that car engines are for cars, not boats)
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