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Old 27 April 2013, 12:52   #41
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As good an argument as any.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats

Btw. Googling for "rhib" and then swiping through the photos of rhibs is pretty cool way to see some amazing ones.
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Old 07 May 2013, 21:28   #42
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It has a little shelter for the kids to keep warm and dry, and with young kids thats been a complete bonus. As any dad knows, warm dry happy kids = happy wife = happy dad
I went through this years ago when my kids were younger. I had a little 16' Hurricane. When the kids complained about being cold, I got them better floatation suits. When the Missus wanted a head, I got a new bucket. Eventually, the kids all moved away, the Missus divorced my arse, and I got a bigger RIB. We call that "win-win".

(I also got a new Missus eventually, but she likes the boat, and has learned how to dangle her fanny off the transom when required. )


PS I went our in a friend's 24' cuddy "real boat" a couple of years ago to do a little diving. It was nice and roomy, but when the weather picked up a bit, I was convinced we were going over. I rode the entire way in in my drysuit.
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Old 08 May 2013, 00:14   #43
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win-win for sure! love the narrative.
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Old 09 April 2014, 06:46   #44
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Pirelli

We are the producer of the Pirelli rib.
I just want to explain a couple of thing:

1. it is not true that a rib (rigid inflatable boat) is lighter than a boat same length. Today modern ribs are really similar to a day crusier walk around with in addition the tubes. Same spaces and same comforts of a boat.

2. The tubes are for safety. A rib is defined as unsinkable. Modern rib can float without the tubes if needed. Usually we put our boat in the water with the tubes deflated an we inflate them once the boat is in the water.
The tubes have at least 5 different chamber (we made usually 6). If one get drilled you will have the others. If you drills all the chambers, the boat will float anyway because of the rigid hull. On the other way if you drill the hull, the tubes will make the rib floats anyway.
The tubes is also sort of a bumber and in the marina sometimes it is useful.

3. Tubes are for stability. They help you cruising with rough sea (all the safety boats are ribs) because they avoid rolling. At the same time when you are at the anchor a rib doesn't roll as a boat does.

4. Ribs many times are more expensive than a boat same size because today you have same quantity of materials (fiberglas, teak etc) and accessories (sometimes rib have cabins too) as a boat, in addition you have the tubes and the hypalon (good quality ribs are made in hypalon neoprene, cheap rib are made in pvc) has its cost.
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Old 09 April 2014, 07:53   #45
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Their is only ever one winner and that is the sea.

Very simply ask your self, if I am out at sea and it all goes wrong what type of boat will come and save me..................a RIB! why, because they are so safe.
I like to be safe so while going on the sea there could only be one answer.RIB
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Old 09 April 2014, 08:14   #46
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Their is only ever one winner and that is the sea.

Very simply ask your self, if I am out at sea and it all goes wrong what type of boat will come and save me..................a RIB! why, because they are so safe.
I like to be safe so while going on the sea there could only be one answer.RIB

Or one of these could turn up if it gets really hairy

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What if you are not at sea? I'm talking about advantages.
When you are at the anchor the rib is much more stable than a boat.
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Old 08 June 2014, 15:51   #48
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Its got a big bumper around it so you can bounce around the marina causing less damage ; )

Yah!!
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