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Old 10 January 2006, 10:09   #21
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Actually, he is letting everyone know what towing vehicle he is gonna use.. Be pretty pointless him buying a 7.5m rib based on advice, then posting saying he can't tow it behind his 205..

Again, Magnum is letting people know he has had experience of boating, so it saves the usual, "are you sure you want to buy something that big straight away," posts..
Thank you. Nail hit on head.

Didn't mention anything about size of current boat, or value or location. Most people can appreciate the difference between saying "Not my 1st boat or only one" and "I own a brand new Princess P67 motor yacht worth 1.4 million in Mallorca"

Anyway, back on topic.

Spoke to Scorpion and they suggest an 8,1m or 8.5m but cannot supply until end of August. Revenger (not surprisingly) are suggesting a 29 and can supply in 8 weeks. Fitted with a pair of Evinrude 225 E-Tec's the performance would be there, but maybe the Scorpion's are a little better suited to rough water? Calling Pascoe shortly.
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Old 10 January 2006, 10:11   #22
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. I've justed looked at your pic of Chesil Beach from the top of Portland Hill. I lived just up the road from there as a kid for a few years. The bridge which joins the beach to the mainland is Ferry Bridge. We used to jump off it on an out-going tide and get carried out into the harbour until it shallowed enough to walk back in. Good days.
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Old 10 January 2006, 10:19   #23
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[QUOTE=Magnum] Thank you. Nail hit on head.

Didn't mention anything about size of current boat, or value or location. Most people can appreciate the difference between saying "Not my 1st boat or only one" and "I own a brand new Princess P67 motor yacht worth 1.4 million in Mallorca"

Blimey!! You're doing it again!! I don't give a F*** what you're other boat is worth! It's irrelevant! OK, you've got shed loads! Stop trying to let everyone know about it. Are you a short fat, bald bloke with a small dick? There's a pile of insecurity there somewhere.
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Old 10 January 2006, 10:23   #24
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Thank you. Nail hit on head.

Didn't mention anything about size of current boat, or value or location. Most people can appreciate the difference between saying "Not my 1st boat or only one" and "I own a brand new Princess P67 motor yacht worth 1.4 million in Mallorca"

Blimey!! You're doing it again!! I don't give a F*** what you're other boat is worth! It's irrelevant! OK, you've got shed loads! Stop trying to let everyone know about it. Are you a short fat, bald bloke with a small dick? There's a pile of insecurity there somewhere.
You're right. Shall we talk cars? What about property?

Alternatively YOU COULD JUST STAY ON TOPIC. Just a thought
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Old 10 January 2006, 10:26   #25
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Another thing to consider is fuel burn rates. The reports I've read regarding E-TEC's say they are more ecomomical than others of a similar power. Any first hand experience of this, or alternatives? Would prefer to stay 2-stroke for acceleration and weight.
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Old 10 January 2006, 10:33   #26
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Another thing to consider is fuel burn rates. The reports I've read regarding E-TEC's say they are more ecomomical than others of a similar power. Any first hand experience of this, or alternatives? Would prefer to stay 2-stroke for acceleration and weight.
Personally I would go for the ETEC 250s - has to be the lightest engine for it's power.

At full throttle there appears to be little difference between any of the engines anyway.

As to choice of boat I would go for a Pascoe SR9 if money no object. Also the Revenger stepped hull is supposed to be brilliant - one of the Norwegian commerical teams uses them and swears by them - 29' would be the one to go for. If you get new ask for Mr Tilley's tubes!!!

If you want to use the boat only in the rough stuff then you will need a different design - something with an upturned bow for example.
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Old 10 January 2006, 10:35   #27
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riva at www.ribsforsale.com has a couple of ballistic 7.8's in with 250 e-tecs on the back, just dont ask him about fuel consumption right now...
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riva at has a couple of ballistic 7.8's in with 250 e-tecs on the back, just dont ask him about fuel consumption right now...
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Old 10 January 2006, 13:21   #29
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Prosport

I would think Redbay. But would anyone recommend Prosport?
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Old 10 January 2006, 13:51   #30
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.........and if you look at Redbay then you definitely have to consider Excalibur too. They'll build pretty much whatever you want and are prettty much bombproof. I know a few Redbay owners who are considering changing over, and even a few who say that they Redbay need to catch up

http://www.excaliburribs.com/gallery.htm

Regardless, if you really want a tough rugged boat for ploughing through heavy seas, I would say that you should be looking at Excalibur, Redbay, Ribcraft, Delta, Halmatic and even Boomeranger ahead of Scorpion, Revenger, Pascoe and the like. The hardnose Scorpion would be the exception though, would look nice next to your hardboat!!

Just my opinion, but there are a few alternatives there to consider.
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