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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2007, 14:35
Replies: 25
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Posted By Pitkis
Well, this is my just my opinion. I have driven...

Well, this is my just my opinion. I have driven about...50-60 different RIBs, mainly commercial ones targeted to heavy professional use. Some of them long distances. Parker Baltic 900 is not a bad...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 02 February 2007, 06:40
Replies: 25
Views: 3,752
Posted By Pitkis
Hurricane and Parker are playing in totally...

Hurricane and Parker are playing in totally different scale. While ZHT is a real military-workhorse, Parker is significantly lighter alternative. Also, ZHT costs about triple the price of Parker, so...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 September 2005, 15:55
Replies: 83
Views: 11,074
Posted By Pitkis
RIB photos

Cookee, here you are: http://www.pitkajarvi.1g.fi/kuvat/Class_2_lifeboat_RIB/

Tubes are closer to water in this boat I think, I have only fast driving photos right now available that hard to...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 September 2005, 07:31
Replies: 83
Views: 11,074
Posted By Pitkis
A85 and lifeboats

Interesting discussion. I have driven all Atlantic RIBs and currently coxswain of A21. I also tested A85 recently. The boat is really well built and equipped better than any RIB of it's size ever...
Forum: Engines & props 16 September 2005, 05:13
Replies: 12
Views: 3,746
Posted By Pitkis
Verado

We have had four Verado 250 versions this season. No problems yet, one pair has driven already some 400 hours in rough use without problems. Seems to be quite reliable engines so far.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 July 2005, 10:10
Replies: 40
Views: 7,694
Posted By Pitkis
Gecko helmets

I have open one and full-face models. I have tested all visor types and several additional gear. My personal choise is full-face helmet with 50% tinted visor. I't great for every use I drive,...
Forum: RIB gallery 18 October 2004, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 3,903
Posted By Pitkis
Well, did it make 58 kn? What did you like about...

Well, did it make 58 kn? What did you like about boat?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 26 September 2004, 17:56
Replies: 12
Views: 9,639
Posted By Pitkis
Codprawn, according to Zodiac, the CZ7 hull is...

Codprawn, according to Zodiac, the CZ7 hull is based on Hurricane 733 design and even built in a same way. If this is true as expected after seeing the price, the boat is in completely the different...
Forum: RIB gallery 26 September 2004, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By Pitkis
OK, thanks for info, new for me. Still, V-hull...

OK, thanks for info, new for me. Still, V-hull have to be poor since the middle engine is in the same level as lateral ones.

Ketil, what do you think about this RIB, one engine for every 15 or 10...
Forum: Engines & props 26 September 2004, 17:30
Replies: 66
Views: 15,622
Posted By Pitkis
Really don't go to Honda 225. One guy around here...

Really don't go to Honda 225. One guy around here had them in his RIB and used to charter the boat. The business went pretty bad since the engines were down almost all the time. Honda experiences are...
Forum: RIB gallery 23 September 2004, 07:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By Pitkis
Triple HPDI V-Max 300 Yams?? The V-hull have to...

Triple HPDI V-Max 300 Yams?? The V-hull have to be very flat if those kind of like short-shaft engines will work in it. Especially when the middle engine is in the same level as lateral ones. I'd...
Forum: RIB gallery 21 September 2004, 17:27
Replies: 27
Views: 4,269
Posted By Pitkis
What do you mean by Yam probs? I'd remember...

What do you mean by Yam probs? I'd remember Petrov having some difficulties at the beginning of the season, but not more at this forum at least...?

BTW, I inspected this big Rupert at boat show...
Forum: RIB gallery 01 September 2004, 13:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By Pitkis
Thanks for comments. I agree, the boats are great...

Thanks for comments. I agree, the boats are great RIBs. The material is GRP, but I think the company has now capabilities for aluminium production also with C-3500. Other models out of aluminium are...
Forum: RIB gallery 31 August 2004, 06:03
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By Pitkis
New lifeboat RIBs

Here some pictures of our new lifeboat RIBs. They are both Boomeranger C-3500 Cabin models fitted with 2x250 HPDI and 2xF225 Yamahas. Very nice and capable boats. I was able to drive around 300 miles...
Forum: Engines & props 03 August 2004, 16:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,321
Posted By Pitkis
Opti 135

Hi, I drove over 1000 miles with Optimax 135 last season and it worked fine. A nice engine. I can't answer to your questions, in our engine with 170 hours we had no similar problems with instruments....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 August 2004, 16:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Pitkis
Customs RIB

I am not fully sure, can the customs RIB get launched and boarded during moving. It's still very likely. I have personally launched and boarded a similar sized Boomeranger on one of our rescue...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 July 2004, 17:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Pitkis
Cool RIB video

I leafed through a renewed Boomeranger website and found out a cool RIB video: http://www.boomeranger.fi/video.html . Really wild ride! Not recommended for beginners!!

I went also to...
Forum: Engines & props 20 July 2004, 17:02
Replies: 9
Views: 4,343
Posted By Pitkis
Promax 300X

I have talked with Mercury Marine staff directly about 300 hp Promax engines. They are good engines, but you have to remember that they are built for race. No spare parts are available in stock, you...
Forum: RIB gallery 27 June 2004, 18:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By Pitkis
I have one C-3500 Open available for immediate...

I have one C-3500 Open available for immediate sale if you'r interested. A friend of mine is buying a cabin version and wants to sell his nearly new C-3500 Open with 2x225 hp Yamahas...

This boat...
Forum: Engines & props 18 June 2004, 06:36
Replies: 25
Views: 6,817
Posted By Pitkis
Our testboat, Aquador 21 with Verado 250.

Our testboat, Aquador 21 with Verado 250.
Forum: Engines & props 18 June 2004, 06:35
Replies: 25
Views: 6,817
Posted By Pitkis
50 knots speed...

50 knots speed...
Forum: Engines & props 18 June 2004, 06:34
Replies: 25
Views: 6,817
Posted By Pitkis
The engine inside.

The engine inside.
Forum: Engines & props 18 June 2004, 06:33
Replies: 25
Views: 6,817
Posted By Pitkis
General view. Tilted position is more horizontal...

General view. Tilted position is more horizontal than with other engines.
Forum: Engines & props 18 June 2004, 06:31
Replies: 25
Views: 6,817
Posted By Pitkis
Electro-hydraulic steering system. Engine is...

Electro-hydraulic steering system. Engine is started from button rather than key. Like Mercedes SLR...:-)
Forum: Engines & props 18 June 2004, 04:13
Replies: 25
Views: 6,817
Posted By Pitkis
There were no final pricing information yet, but...

There were no final pricing information yet, but some rumours about 25 000 euros for a 250 hp model was heard. A bit more expensive than other 4-strokes, but after seatrials you really don't think...
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