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Old 16 June 2014, 20:09   #1
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Fluid Watercraft (cabin RIBS)

Couple of months ago, I sold Annapolis Inflatables, my new business is Fluid Watercraft.
We are in partnership with South African builder Gemini-EU, one of the worlds leading builders of RIBs. Gemini has been building boats since 1979, delivering the most reliable, safest and softest riding quality RIBs on the market. Gemini is the official supplier of Rescue RIBs to the National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa (their equivalent to the US Coast Guard search and rescue). Taking the very best of what Gemini has to offer and adding our own cabin, we have a mid priced cabin RIB to offer the US market. We have a 30 and 35ft Commercial and Recreational
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Old 17 June 2014, 04:15   #2
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Looks uncannily like a protector, I suppose there is only so much design can be done before they all look alike
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Good luck on the new venture!
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Like capntroy said, good luck with the new venture!

One question though - why not use that deck space in front of the cuddy to make the cuddy bigger? Or move to the whole cabin forward. That little piece of deck seems too small to actually be useful. The only time that small deck makes sense (to me) is on a SafeBoat as somewhere to stand while manning the 50 caliber!
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Like capntroy said, good luck with the new venture!

One question though - why not use that deck space in front of the cuddy to make the cuddy bigger? Or move to the whole cabin forward. That little piece of deck seems too small to actually be useful. The only time that small deck makes sense (to me) is on a SafeBoat as somewhere to stand while manning the 50 caliber!
If you move the cabin to far fwd, it upsets the balance of the boat.
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If you move the cabin to far fwd, it upsets the balance of the boat.
So long as the cabin has space for a tall lad, it's big enough. Further forward makes space aft but ruins the balance as Kiwiboyd says. Leave some deck space and you get room for a raft or whatever takes your fancy.
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Good luck Boyd, nice boat.

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Boats are slowing going together,
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Old 27 August 2014, 00:54   #9
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Am drooling & dreaming and drooling some more - Very nice.

One thing I can personally assure anyone wondering about the Cape Town built Gemini's. They know how to build inflatables. I've got a 4.7m SIB built by them, and have yet to see any other SIB (including the excellent zodiac FC-470) that comes anywhere close in build quality.

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Good luck with the new venture, kiwiboyd !
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Design is one thing operation is another. Obviously the boat has not taken a "Big One" over the bow yet? I suspect very strongly that the door and will break and the cabin flood. Just speaking from experience. Alan P
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