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Old 25 April 2001, 15:31   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Join Date: Apr 2001
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Deep V ribs under 4.9 metres

Advise wanted, i'm looking to buy a rib under 4.9m (restricted by garage size) with a deep V and excellent handling characteristics for the length. I am very keen to find a Ribcraft 4.8 as I understnd they are ideal. As I am finding it hard to find one for sale can you recommend a similar boat with excellent sea keeping abilities. If so do you know of one on the market. Cheers

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Old 25 April 2001, 16:06   #2
Country: Ireland
Town: Ireland
Boat name: Ally Cat
Make: Several
Length: 6m +
Engine: Several
Join Date: Oct 2000
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We have a little Lencraft 4.7 M here beside us in Lough Ree Yacht Club which although only fitted with a Yamaha 40 hp is a proper little Spitfire . It has a fairly deep Vee and just carves through the water .

I'd say that with a 50 hp , it would go like the clappers !

They also have a 4.7 M Avon Searider which might not have the sharp handling of the Lencraft but is nonetheless a good solid little performer with the added advantage or disadvantage ( depending on your use ) of the flooding hull.
Best wishes ,



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Old 26 April 2001, 10:30   #3
Country: Germany
Town: Rellingen, Germany
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Ive the same problem (garage).
Im looking for a Tornado 4.5 od Viking 470 with the new 50 hp Tohatsu TLDi 2-stroke, jockey-console and 60 ltr.- console-tank.
Both are heavy duty deep-v ribs (for their size). Youll find more informations under

Best regards from Germany, Hamburg

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