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Old 18 April 2012, 16:07   #1
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6m with twin engines?

Looking for a RIB which is either fitted with twin engines, or could be refitted with twins. For use in remote seas on North coast. About 6m. Budget about 20k. Thanks
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Old 29 April 2012, 15:07   #2
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had 6m with twins uses alot more feul why not have single and spare get me home engine ?
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Old 02 May 2012, 16:16   #3
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Boating off Cape Wrath in the autumn: strong tidal streams, constant wind, vertical cliffs for miles and very little local traffic means just getting the kids home safely will need a big spare engine, mostly doing nothing but depreciating. So far I find Ribtec can handle full twins but many of the leisure ribs seem to have transoms shaped to handle just one.
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Old 02 May 2012, 16:33   #4
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How about a 7.5m with twin 150 hpdi?
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Old 02 May 2012, 16:33   #5
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Old 04 May 2012, 02:27   #6
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Looks absolutely superb. I will have to launch from old damaged slipways and off stoney beaches, usually with just me. Not sure if I could handle 7.5m myself?
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Old 21 May 2012, 14:57   #7
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Looks absolutely superb. I will have to launch from old damaged slipways and off stoney beaches, usually with just me. Not sure if I could handle 7.5m myself?
Most of the catamaran ribs should be able to handle twins. I solo launch a 8.5m from a damaged slip, but the beach might be tricky for a single person.
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Old 21 May 2012, 16:07   #8
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Are you just buying a twin fitted RIB for the one trip?
Seems overkill to me but then I ain't that Rich......
Been boating off Cape Wrath and along the north coast, launching is quite difficult in places, (try Talmine for the scariest slip I have ever been on) but its not the worst place to go unless the weather is bad.
Been there in a 5.3m Humber with a single 60hp and and a 2.5hp aux, diving as well!
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Old 21 May 2012, 16:17   #9
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Hi BruceB -
No - we live up there in the summer (family) so it'll be used up that way for years to come. Yes, I've tried Talmine - terrifying slope. They've added a few inches of concrete a couple of years ag, but its still feels vertical into the water. I usually launch off the beach there - but its the other extreme (almost no slope). I may have seen you in the Humber in the past! Sometimes, I use Skerray, but its got a 90 degree bend in it half way down the slip. Nothing is easy up there.

Looking at an XS RIB (the XS600) - looks like a fantastic spec for that part of the world.
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