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Old 23 March 2015, 17:25   #1
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Old 23 March 2015, 17:34   #2
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Can you actually get checker-pattern flexible material suitable for tubes or is that just lots and lots of some sort of Max Power stick-on-carbon-fibre sticky-backed-plastic stuff?

The aft end of the starboard tube looks like its been sealed like a can of Pringles.

It would probably show up like an aircraft carrier on radar...

I bet he's really pleased at the number of views his item's getting.
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Old 26 March 2015, 13:12   #4
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I remember looking at some similar completely aluminium RIB's in a garden in Kingston/Richmond 12+ years ago. I forget the company name, but was a very small custom one man band builder, doing hulls from 4-7.5m from memory. I recall on the smaller boats he liked fitting the Mercury jet drive outboards (25hp I think?).
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Old 26 March 2015, 13:23   #5
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Old 26 March 2015, 13:47   #6
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surely its a RRB not RIB !!
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Old 26 March 2015, 14:54   #7
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I remember looking at some similar completely aluminium RIB's in a garden in Kingston/Richmond 12+ years ago. I forget the company name, but was a very small custom one man band builder, doing hulls from 4-7.5m from memory. I recall on the smaller boats he liked fitting the Mercury jet drive outboards (25hp I think?).
Thanet Craft was a company producing aluminium "ribs"
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Looks like some kind of bat boat !
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Old 26 March 2015, 18:34   #9
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Looks like some kind of bat boat !
I nearly bought one a few years ago. Liked the idea and cost wise was pretty good.

Decided the North coast of Cornwall wasn't the place for solid tubes.

Somewhere in Gloucester was making them.
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