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Old 14 September 2002, 13:33   #11
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Pete7,

Thanks for that link, I wish I had seen it earlier might havr saved a bit of worrying. The problem I have had before using this Forum is the different views I have had from so called RIB experts. I have had a good look on this forum and everyone seems to be honest and say what they think, there is so much experience on here, I find it refreshing. Even the better off people with bigger RIBS take the time to talk to the less fortunate.

Thanks to everyone,

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Old 14 September 2002, 14:53   #12
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Hey, I've got the smallest sib on Ribnet, and even I will talk to ya!

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Old 14 September 2002, 14:57   #13
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Keith,

Do you think I need a SIB for my RIB? or did you make a spelling mistake (what is one of those anyway, I don't recall ever hearing about them) ?

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Old 14 September 2002, 15:51   #14
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Oh dear Pete, you have asked for it now!
One thing you must know on this forum is that Keith is B.G.L.S. (Britains Greatest Living Sibster).
A SIB is a marine vessel FAR superior to a RIB. RIB's are for softies. SIBs need REAL men to take them to sea (thats why 99% of people on this forum don't do Sibing!). You need guts, courage and nay, sometimes even a touch of insanity to do sibing.
I know, I tried it once. Never again. Frightened me to death. Wouldn't get in one even if my Rib was sinking.
Suggest you pull up all threads that have either "sib" or "Keith Hart" mentioned somewhere in it. Then study them all carefully (that should keep you out of mschief for a bit), before big Keith comes round, breaks your windows and eats all your bacon butties.
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Brian,

I found the pictures of th SIBS in the Archive, I always thought they were called tenders. Anyway maybe I can give Keith a go in mine, might save the leg cramp. I feel a bit better that I have not got the smallest boat on the forum. keith you may want to give me a bit of time to get the hang of my boat first, but you will be welcome to see what 6.6 mtrs feels like (minus a super powered engine)

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I couldn't agree more. Now, I must go out into the freezing cold September night to hack off the dried sea-salt from PepperII's outboard!
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Thank you Brian.

Anyone can go to sea in a big boat, easy peasy. It's a bit like comparing going around the world in the QE2 to going around the world in a Rib (hasn't someone we know had a go at that?).

As a matter of fact I'm thinking of getting a smaller sib just to make it more difficult!

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Oh yes Pete (Flanker), I forgot to mention.

A SIB is a Soft Inflatable Boat. This means that it can be deflated and rolled up for storage and transportation. A RIB or more technically a RHIB can not be rolled up for storage unless it has fallen off your trailer whilst you were towing it at 60 mph!

SIBs are used by 'Special Forces' as they can pack them inside submarines prior to missions.

Did I ever tell the forum about the time I jumped from a helicopter from 2,000 feet, at night, with no parachute, into the sea just off the coast of a rogue Gulf state (sorry can't tell you which one) with just my SIB under my arm and my knife between my teeth?

You try doing THAT with a RIB!

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Keith that's cool, owning a submarine. Dou you launch out of the torpedo tubes like in the films?

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Not just any submarine - an inflatable submarine!

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