November 06, 2006
Rescue Craft Sea Trial - Double the Performance
I just got back from a fantastic sea trial. As part of our quality control program, we sea trial every boat prior to delivery. Each boat is taken through the paces and pushed to the limit to insure everything is functioning properly. Should there be any failures we want to know about them before the boat leaves our facilities so we can fix them while the boat is still in our possession.
This morning I was fortunate to get out on two identical RIBCRAFT 4.8 Rescue Craft. These two boats performed perfectly. I’ve been on hundreds of sea trials and they just don’t get old. Whether with prospective customers, marine editors, or colleagues, the 4.8 is one boat that never disappoints!
The two 4.8s were equipped with the 60HP Mercury Big Foot four stroke engine. Though not always a favorite of our riggers, these 60HP engines moved the boats perfectly. Topping out right around 40 mph, the boats easily held through the turns at full throttle. What’s more there was zero cavitation. I hope to have the pictures I took of the boats tomorrow - I’ll be sure to post when I have them.
Posted by ribcraftusa at November 6, 2006 01:48 PMBack To Index