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Old 11 April 2005, 09:30   #11
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Agreed and i know that sinking a Rib is highly unlikely, But my Rib sits on the water with the tubes a couple of inches off the water and although it does tend to rock a little at rest it's not in any way unstable and to me i quite like the extra bouyancy provided by the hull alone before the tubes even start to do there job if you know what i'm saying.
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Old 11 April 2005, 09:38   #12
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Agreed and i know that sinking a Rib is highly unlikely, But my Rib sits on the water with the tubes a couple of inches off the water and although it does tend to rock a little at rest it's not in any way unstable and to me i quite like the extra bouyancy provided by the hull alone before the tubes even start to do there job if you know what i'm saying.
Big difference between a couple of inches and a couple of feet!!! The reason your rib isn't unstable is because it doesn't have far to go before the tubes DO touch!!!
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I think with the overall size of that Rib in the photo that even if 10 rather large people were all stood on one side of the boat it still would not lean over that much so unless its a really small rib with a large space between the water and the tubes it makes little differance.
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I know that lots of people say that a hull on a rib will still stay afloat even with the tubes deflated, True with a tried and tested quality hull but i'm not convinced if that will always be the case with every make and design of hull? Even more so under load .
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Old 11 April 2005, 12:00   #15
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I know that lots of people say that a hull on a rib will still stay afloat even with the tubes deflated, True with a tried and tested quality hull but i'm not convinced if that will always be the case with every make and design of hull? Even more so under load .

If the RIB conforms to the new RCD laws etc then yes they MUST float with all tubes deflated and a full load of passengers.

I think!!!!!
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Nice to know that a boat still floats with tube failure,not that i havn't got confidence in my tubes i have every confidence in them infact.
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