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Old 18 August 2007, 07:11   #11
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Thats 2 big pooches that yu got there in that rib any room for anybody else on deck.
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Old 17 October 2007, 17:18   #12
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Dive ladder

Really nice looking RIB.... Since you use yours for diving, and I didn't notice a dive ladder, how do your divers re-enter the RIB ? I'm looking at a transom A-Frame with a hinged ladder attached and wondered how you solved this problem.
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Old 17 October 2007, 17:25   #13
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I have a few 1-2m cords rigged up along the d-rings on the sides. At the end of each is a boltsnap (like on a dog collar but stainless). We clip that off to our BCs or other scuba gear. Slide out of the gear in the water, the cord keeps it close to the boat. Take the weightbelt off and toss it over the tube. Then just use your fins and a bit of a beached whale move to swim yourself over the tube.

Then reach down and haul your BC/tank, scooter, camera, whatever into the boat. The tubes on mine are 19.5" (0.49M) diameter. If yours are similar this approach works well. I don't know if it would still work with vastly larger tubes.
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Old 24 October 2007, 00:03   #14
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Very nice looking RIB! Polaris makes excellent products.
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Old 24 October 2007, 12:12   #15
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Congrats on the boat, Jack.

Polaris is pretty nice to work with, and their post-sale customer service is as excellent as you could ask for.

Have a blast;

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Old 28 October 2007, 23:18   #16
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About how much do these polaris boats go for? I'm up in AK and the aluminum bottomed rib would be perfect for me, since I could take it up in the shallow rivers. I think what you have would be the perfect size, not too small, and not bigger than I need.
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Old 29 October 2007, 13:03   #17
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About how much do these polaris boats go for? I'm up in AK and the aluminum bottomed rib would be perfect for me, since I could take it up in the shallow rivers. I think what you have would be the perfect size, not too small, and not bigger than I need.
LOL. I get that question all the time.

Bottom line is that it costs as much as you want to put into it. Polaris builds RIB's to order, so the cost depends on what you want stuck on in addition to a hull, tubes, and motor (and all that is highly variable as well.)

Figure out what you are interested in (they make aluminum hulls in several thicknesses: 1/8", 5/32", and 1/4" being standard), and lengths from 8'6" up to well over 40' (though 33' is the largest they list on the site.)

I spent about a year talking to Guy via phone before we finalized hull, motor, and amenities (I wanted near-top-of-the-line stuff, but couldn't really afford it); he was quite willing to run up the design without firm commitment. I suggest giving him a call if you really want to know what you're looking at.

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Old 29 October 2007, 15:49   #18
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The Canadian dollar is at par or exceeds the US dollar in value right now, so that sucks if you are considering a Polaris from the States
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Old 31 October 2007, 11:59   #19
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The Canadian dollar is at par or exceeds the US dollar in value right now, so that sucks if you are considering a Polaris from the States
True enough; which is another reason I didn't state a price.

Not really much you can do about it though, except wait...

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