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Old 10 April 2005, 03:31   #1
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I want this one !!!!

If only I could win the lottery...

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Old 10 April 2005, 09:01   #2
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Whenever I see a picture of a RIB where the tubes are not in the water while at rest, I have to ask, "What's the point??" Boats like this simply have some very expensive, permanent and oversided inflatable fenders, IMHO. I don't get it

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Old 10 April 2005, 09:07   #3
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Whenever I see a picture of a RIB where the tubes are not in the water while at rest, I have to ask, "What's the point??" Boats like this simply have some very expensive, permanent and oversided inflatable fenders, IMHO. I don't get it

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Old 10 April 2005, 14:13   #4
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IMHO the guy has not fully understood what a RIB is :-) :-)
And of course I was joking when I wrote that I wanted one like this. However I am convinced that there is a future for genuine RIBs with a cabin like that one.
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Old 10 April 2005, 15:45   #5
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Try this then http://www.ocke.se/news/NEWS_VC45R_trial/VC45.html

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Old 10 April 2005, 19:31   #6
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or try this:
http://www.protectorboats.com/index.html
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Old 11 April 2005, 01:54   #7
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Well if it was my RIB the tubes WOULD be in in the water!

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Infact in one respect the tubes being out of the water has it's advantages, If for some reason there was a failure or accident involveing the tubes then no worries there, on the other hand if you were to split the hull open and flood it the tubes are there to stop you going down to the sea bed so in some respects the best of both worlds i think, The only disadvantage is that it's not as stable at rest.
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Infact in one respect the tubes being out of the water has it's advantages, If for some reason there was a failure or accident involveing the tubes then no worries there, on the other hand if you were to split the hull open and flood it the tubes are there to stop you going down to the sea bed so in some respects the best of both worlds i think, The only disadvantage is that it's not as stable at rest.
They will all still float without the tubes on anyway.(or should!!!)

Having the tubes right out of the water like that does have other problems - no shock absorbtion from big waves - no added stability in tight turns - not so much protection from stuffing etc.
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Infact in one respect the tubes being out of the water has it's advantages, If for some reason there was a failure or accident involveing the tubes then no worries there, on the other hand if you were to split the hull open and flood it the tubes are there to stop you going down to the sea bed so in some respects the best of both worlds i think, The only disadvantage is that it's not as stable at rest.
That is one way to think about it. However, even the smallest RIB or SIB has 3+ air chambers, and a multiple chamber failure is exceedingly unlikely. A RIB or SIB is highly unlikely to sink due to any damage, particularly in comparison to a hard boat damaged in collision or gounding. Been there, done that, TWICE! One skipper put a J/24 sailboat on the rocks, breeched the hull and we had to be rescued by the local Harbormaster, in >5 knots I've also rolled a J/24 180 degrees and sank it in <35 knots, an altogether different story

If you're seriously concerned about sinking a hard boat, there is a better way to protect it. There are inflatable bladders you can fit below decks, which are equipped to inflate upon submersion, much like an auto inflating life jacket. May or may not be more cost effective than adding tubes as above, but certainly better looking!

The added stability of having the tubes immersed at rest is probably the #1 benefit of a RIB, IMHO. But once you're planing, there's no real detrimental effect. For my use, being able to bump & snuggle up alongside a sailboat under sail with no damage is a close #2. Love those giant permanent fenders!
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