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Old 22 May 2006, 16:35   #11
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WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE MICE GO TO REDBAY..............
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Old 22 May 2006, 17:04   #12
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I think heavy duty, fisheries protection, police....
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Old 22 May 2006, 17:22   #13
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Delta

Very strong.

Comfortable for private use???

Mate has 6.5. He finds it very bouncy and has had to sandbag the bow locker to keep the bow down in the bouncy stuff.

What is the visibility like with the raised bow?
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Old 22 May 2006, 17:44   #14
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If i said to you delta, you would say....(too f*****g expensive)

Hope you've got your pennies saved if you're thinking of buying a new one
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Old 22 May 2006, 18:13   #15
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Soft ride , very stable, dry except for smacking through waves hitting the front quarter at an angle, still haven't managed to stuff the bow and been out in 3m+ swells.
1st trip out, me & RNLI buddy got waved over to pick up a jetskier in difficulties - wind recorded as force 6 and waves breaking over a reef 20m from the outside harbour wall - Due to my novice heart-in-mouth ineptitude we became swamped via the transom with a rope around the prop....My pro buddy cut us free and we got the skier on board and had the jetski on a tow.
Bilge is full, we're up to our knees in water and it's just the tubes keeping us afloat. The engine is cold and won't take power above tickover with the semi-submerged jetski acting as an effective sea anchor, but we manage to self-recover to harbour 300m away at about 3 knots.
This is in a 15 year old Delta on original tubes.
I would not have any another brand.
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Old 23 May 2006, 03:49   #16
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Originally Posted by Jimmy C
If i said to you delta, you would say Redbay

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Old 23 May 2006, 19:07   #17
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Delta has to mean indestructable.

My 6.7 was like a brick outhouse and would win any race in rough weather. Very comfortable an safe feeling.

Does Babcocks mean anything to you???

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Old 24 May 2006, 15:28   #18
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Now this is an intersting thread, interesting because I asked about Deltas a couple of weeks ago and I'm also thinking about buying one as well!

I talked yesterday to a chap from Wales who instructs the MOD and Police RIB drivers. He has thus far used Deltas, but recommends anyone who is thinking about a Delta also to contact MST, in Liverpool. Apparently Delta's chief designer now works for MST, along with another couple of guys from Delta, and he highly recommends their product, which he believes are even better finished than Deltas.

Now the problem is, as has been mentioned already, Delta (and likely MST) are very expensive boats. Is the commercial build and quality worth all the extra expense and will the re-sale values of their boats reflect this? That is the big question, and one I'm struggling with at the moment. I've been quoted a whopping £70K for a Delta SX840 with Yamaha 422 diesel, and that doesn't include a trailer!!!
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Old 24 May 2006, 15:59   #19
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Well i'll stick up for them on account i've had one for 6 years.
Its a fantastic sea boat and very solid in construction.
My tubes are yellow and admittedly starting to look grubby but still no holes,leaks and its 13 yeasr old.
oh its a delta dash 5.5 with two 65's suzukis... top wack 36 knots but a little thirsty i admit.
Will probably sell her next spring as i do want something bigger for the family.
I'll agree about redbay as well as we have one at work which is on 1300 hours after 19 months and will look at one of those myself.
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Old 25 May 2006, 04:57   #20
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have you seen this in RIB International? It started at £30k 6 mths ago.

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DELTA X CRAFT 2004
New April 2004. 300 HPDI Yamaha, Garmin 2010C Colour Sounder inc. GPS, Strengthened Hull, Long Range fuel tank, Equipped for diving. Too many extras to list. Cost almost £50k new.

£24,950

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