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Old 19 February 2014, 14:14   #1
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tube length

Hello all,

I have bought me a new rib, based on a demo boat.
I received some pictures now of my coat and notice that the tubelength which stick out behind my transom, are about (as far i can guess from the photo) about 15cm longer.
Is this a advantage or more a disadvantage?

I can imagine when laying still the boat is more stable, and also when driving the boat?
Also i think the topspeed is less, but is for me not very important.
Is there more, I am wondering?

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Old 20 February 2014, 07:23   #2
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See attached pic for what I mean.
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Old 20 February 2014, 08:20   #3
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Plane's better and quicker. As in more stable at higher speeds in rougher seas. It helps anyways. I dont know if it affects top speed at all someone else can answer that!
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Ok, thanks for your reply. Hadn't thought about that.
This off course because the rear of the boat can't be pressed down. (or at least it is more difficult)
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Old 20 February 2014, 11:09   #5
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Yes exactly the extension of tubes means the boat stays more level when accelerating rapidly. Of course downside is you catch the bloody things when turning off tight from a jetty. Wouldnt damage those tubes but mine has solid steps on the end which have had a few knocks!
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That looks like a deep cut out in the transom for the engine, maybe the tubes are extended to increase the buoyancy & improve the freeboard.
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