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john w 22 May 2006 08:56

artic blue 27
 
looking at 8.5mt with 320mercruiser inboard
anybody have any thoughts about this being
a good package.looking to cruise and ski

cheers

Jimmy C 22 May 2006 11:48

we outfitted them and drove them over to Ribex only a few weeks ago, the 27 is a much nicer than the 23, awesome bits of kit. If you can afford it they are immense!
Jimmy

codprawn 22 May 2006 13:33

Looked really good in RIB mag - only thing that worries me are the stainless rails inside the tubes - if you fall onto them it will hurt!!!

Jimmy C 22 May 2006 14:32

yeah the rails inside are slightly odd, it may have just been me, but i thought the tubes were a slightly smaller diameter too, dunno, will have to check the spec.

The Jackeens 22 May 2006 15:12

Worth pm-ing Robin; he demo'ed 'em at RIBex and had a top time :cool:


Us

john w 23 May 2006 04:21

artic blue
 
thanks guys,great looking boat with mercruiser 320
there does not seem to be many in uk,wondering
why this is.tried them out at ribex and was very
impressed!!

Andre 23 May 2006 05:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by john w
thanks guys,great looking boat with mercruiser 320
there does not seem to be many in uk,wondering
why this is.tried them out at ribex and was very
impressed!!

John
my next demo rib the Parker 750RS arriving very early June will have the Mercruiser 320 and B1 drive. Speed up to 46 knots :thumbs:
Wanted it for Ribex only the 9 mtr Seafari rib came first

robin 23 May 2006 10:02

Hello John.

Good to have met you and your son (Callum?) at Ribex.

I Liked both of the boats I was driving for Arctic Blue.

The weather on the Sunday evening was a little unpleasant when I took the 27 footer back to the Hamble.

It was a little rough at the entrance to Southampton water at Calshot and the Solent/Southampton water was generally choppy.

Conditions which would normally have felt uncomfortable in smaller boats. This one (like the 23 foot one) was a real pleasure to operate.
It took the sea extremely well, the seating, although different from the usual jockey or bench style, does feel very secure (the trick is to use the angled footplate at the base of the console)
I enjoyed the handling so much that I was reluctant to take the boat back in at the end of the day and ended up going for just one more spin along Southampton water.

She was doing 45 knots (Gps) with ease.

Give Geoff a call and arrange some more Sea trials. If you come down on a weekday I may be able to tag along too!

Regards
Robin

bogib 23 May 2006 15:59

Tried the one located over here which came last year, we logged in 52 knoths on GPS but the accelaration was not impressive but could be as she was fitted with HiFive prop on Bravo OneX, personally I think Bravo III would have be better choice. The boat not been really used since to my knowledge I must give Kristjan a call to see what he is upto.

Bogi

john w 24 May 2006 04:53

artic blue
 
thanks for all the input guys will have some more
sea trials and let you know how findings go!
robin it was nice meeting you at ribex mabye
catch you at trial


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