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Old 16 April 2013, 07:50   #11
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Oops. That was supposed to be "Hi Adam"
Apologies Mollers.
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Yep, the SR sits on a swinging mooring off of the Ferryboat. It's the one with the orange A frame.
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Old 16 April 2013, 14:42   #13
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I have a 4.7 pro 9 with a 60 4stroke on the back and it is great. Went to Ireland from Scotland with another zodiac of the same spec and a humber last year and planning on Isle of Man this year. It is a great little boat that feels safe in the conditions that you would want to launch in. Light enough for my wife and I to launch and recover easily and a great fishing platform as well as a tug to tow a wake board behind. I am sure that you will enjoy it.
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I have a 4.7 pro 9 with a 60 4stroke on the back and it is great. Went to Ireland from Scotland with another zodiac of the same spec and a humber last year and planning on Isle of Man this year. It is a great little boat that feels safe in the conditions that you would want to launch in. Light enough for my wife and I to launch and recover easily and a great fishing platform as well as a tug to tow a wake board behind. I am sure that you will enjoy it.
Sounds great.

Have you experience of any other ribs?
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Like you I went from Zodiac 3.8 sib to a 4.2 zodiac rib with a 40hp Suzuki. The 4.2 was ok but having got the 4.7 with 60HP mariner, its night and day. Sea keeping around Mull of Galloway in the tidal races off the mull and other points is fine. Yes a Ribcraft 5.8 with 150Hp would be a dream but try launching that over soft sand and shingle without a tractor and a lottery win. The 4.7 is all we need, agile and fun and the car does the donkey work on land.
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The 4.7 is all we need, agile and fun and the car does the donkey work on land.
Yeah, but there is another 4.7m.
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Yeah, but there is another 4.7m.
I do believe you mean the mighty SR!!
If yours is the one moored just off the 6kt marker than I passed it last night at about 7kts in a gig!
Looks good there are a couple of other SRs that hang around on the river but there owners live on the dark side!!!!
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I quite liked my pro 500, i completely rejigged it from the standard consol set up, it had a merc 60 four stroke which was a good weight combination.
It really was a flat water boat, i tool it into some nasty stuff and it felt like it was made of paper, inside the hull is just flat. literally just flat sheet so i curtailed my wavejumping exploits as i thought the hull would implode!
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Like you I went from Zodiac 3.8 sib to a 4.2 zodiac rib with a 40hp Suzuki. The 4.2 was ok but having got the 4.7 with 60HP mariner, its night and day. Sea keeping around Mull of Galloway in the tidal races off the mull and other points is fine. Yes a Ribcraft 5.8 with 150Hp would be a dream but try launching that over soft sand and shingle without a tractor and a lottery win. The 4.7 is all we need, agile and fun and the car does the donkey work on land.
Lets hope for calm weather and smooth seas.....!
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Hi there, for what it's worth, and I'm no expert, I note that for the current models (2015) Zodiac state the Pro 420 Classic has a 19 degree hull angle, the 500 has 22 degrees and the 550 24 degrees. Am I right that this makes the 550 deep V, the 420 not deep V and the 500 on the borderline . . . ? They don't state hull angle for the Pro Opens.
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