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Old 21 October 2006, 04:59   #1
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Shakespeare 6.2

hello all, still havent replaced my Rib, and need too urgently but want to get the right boat,,can anyone tell me how those Shakespears 6.2 rate. they look good,have read the forums etc and the build looks good,, saw one down at Exe Lesiure once and the hull looked really flat, not so good in rough seas i thought, any ideas???
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Old 22 October 2006, 05:06   #2
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Hi Matt,I rate mine as good well very good in fact.you must have forgot about southhampton perhaps.they are a sports rib remember not deep v.I was very pleased with the way it handled on the Solent over the weekend of the P1 Powerboat racing on the I.O.W.Some days were rough on the mondat i think 5/6 but that was very hard going and painfull.I did stuff it twice for the first time ever.When i first got it i did a speed test on the Strood at West mersea Island.With no equipment on board just 25 lrts fuel no A-frame.No wind or tide.Water like glass It clocked 60mph on gps.But allas now loaded up with the usual cannot get more than 54 mph
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Hi Matt

I've had 3 of the 6.2 shakespeares myself and i rate them as a good all rounder, i've been out in some pretty horrendous conditions around the south west coast and i've never felt like the boat was in any way unprecictable.

The first one i had only had a 90 hp on it and was great on fuel economy and pretty well balanced too.

I've recently built one for a customer with a 115 johnson on it and he loves it.
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re 6.2 rib

hi i had a shakespear rib 620.
a very good boat but with the nose stright was not ideal in rough sea
having said that it held its price well
ed carter at olmec tubeing is the best man for the job, he re tubes ribs for a lot of the "big boys" does a very good job at a fair price
and also makes shakespear ribs.
want any rib tubes servicing/repairs he is your man.

word of warning to all as exlesure have gone bust earley this year,,
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To obviate any confusion as to whether or not the Shakespeare 620 RIB has a deep V hull profile I have attached the following images of said hull and at 23 degrees I think you`ll find it conforms to a very deep V!
Hope this resolves any confusion.



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Brilliant is that one of the tube chambers deflated on the photos
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hi i had a shakespear rib 620.
a very good boat but with the nose stright was not ideal in rough sea
having said that it held its price well
ed carter at olmec tubeing is the best man for the job, he re tubes ribs for a lot of the "big boys" does a very good job at a fair price
and also makes shakespear ribs.
want any rib tubes servicing/repairs he is your man.

word of warning to all as exlesure have gone bust earley this year,,
I think you will find your info about the big boys is out of date Olmec is no longer used
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Ladies and Gentlemen

For clarification purposes, the rib on ebay has been sat in a yard in Devon since the summer with no use, the tubes do look underinflated but they do not leak, if they did the boat would have been returned for the problem to be sorted.
Thankyou very much.
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Please can you post more pictures!!!!!, will pm you well!! it does look good,, does it use Henshaw or Olmec Toobs??
looking to put a 90 or 115 di on the back,, would that be a ok size og engine??
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You can run up to 150 on these hulls although i feel they are a bit overpowered, 135 is a pretty good balance but don't go below 90.
Here's a few photo's.
These are all tapered tube models, i do have some pic's of the full diameter tubes that we've done somewhere, i'll see if i can find them.
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You can run up to 150 on these hulls although i feel they are a bit overpowered, 135 is a pretty good balance but don't go below 90.
Here's a few photo's.
These are all tapered tube models, i do have some pic's of the full diameter tubes that we've done somewhere, i'll see if i can find them.
May i ask why you feel its overpowered.Mine turns well pickes up speed well doesnt. chine walk.
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Do I even see a decent job of the flow coat inside the hull in the area just below the tubes? So many manufacturers do a rubbish job in that particular area.
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heres my shaky 6.2 140 suzuki, henshaw hypalon tubes, good all round ride.
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Do I even see a decent job of the flow coat inside the hull in the area just below the tubes? So many manufacturers do a rubbish job in that particular area.
Thanks for noticing that, we try to ensure that the flocoat is as thorough and consistant as possible.





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Indeed, probably the tidiest flowcoating i've seen and an effective non-slip surface.
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Very Nice.

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Morning Jono,

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Is there a Website yet for the Shakespeare range of RIBs?
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