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Old 27 December 2012, 19:42   #1
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How to explain a RIB?

For some reason ive had one of those days where ive had to explain what my boat is and what a rib is 6 times today! Apart from saying its like a giant pit you throw money into i didnt have a good explination!

You guys got any good ways to explain to the older generation in my family?
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You guys got any good ways to explain to the older generation in my family?
Nope. I've never able to explain what a RIB is to my father. Even when he was on it. He can't understand why one wouldn't buy a "boat" instead. After a day of this type of conversation you begin to wonder if maybe Jonny Fuller had a point...
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After going through the same scenario a few times, the one thing that really p155es me off is when the "explainee" says "Oh! you mean a rubber dinghy"
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Its a small boat that can do a big ones job. Alan P
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you mean a rubber dinghy"

Ohhhh hate those words too!!! Even harder explaining a thundercat...give that one a go!
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Ay! whats wrong wit a rubber dinjie, yule be offending the SIBbers in a minute, besides a RIB is little more than a posh life raft with solid bottum and power, the more the merrier!!!!!!!
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You'd be better off telling em it's like a Condom! But it's Ribbed for Xtra pleasure.

At least they'd know it was a lot of Fun!!....What ever it was.
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Its a small boat that can do a big ones job. Alan P
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i just say, like a dive boat or rescue boat, that usually works. get any more technical and the people that needed to ask in the first place tend to glaze over.
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