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Old 06 November 2007, 10:35   #1
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Other Rib Sites/Books/Magazines?

I will be purchasing a Rib soon, and would like to get more information on this type of boat.

Are there any other web sites that pertain to ribs?

Can anyone suggest any books or magazines that would provide me with some more information?

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Old 06 November 2007, 10:59   #2
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not sure what kinda info your lookin for Zip. what ever your lookin at see what it sold for new, what it cost now compaired to how it looks and it's price.
best advice Don't take any bodys word on anythin you can not verifie indapendantly for your self. check the manufactures History.
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Old 06 November 2007, 11:27   #3
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rib info

Fred,

I am just looking for general info. regarding ribs.

I know that at one time there was a magazine about ribs, but it appears as though it no longer exists.

Thanks for your time and input.
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Here; That's about it, unfortunately.

As far as I am aware, most of the mags have gone by the wayside, and not many active websites (especially on this side of the pond) even know what a RIB is.

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p.s. Where is Pacific Beach?
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Here; That's about it, unfortunately.
Hey, what more could you want?

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hypolon is your best bet in toob skin on a used hull, from thare be lookin for cracks in the glass ect. it's the price and the shape it's in for the most part, and the histoy of said builder there are some who Know far more than just what a rib is hear
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jky,

Pacific Beach is in California, USA. It is just a little north of San Diego.

ff,

Yep, that Hypalon does seem to be what most boats are made of these days. Zodiac's for the most part are PVC, but i do see that they are now offering them in Hypalon.

the boat that i am looking at has some small cracks in the glass in the cockpit area where the tubes meet the body of the boat.
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... Had a feeling that'd sound wrong.
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jky,
Pacific Beach is in California, USA. It is just a little north of San Diego.
Ah. Okay, I'm a little further north, in the SF Bay Area.


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Yep, that Hypalon does seem to be what most boats are made of these days. Zodiac's for the most part are PVC, but i do see that they are now offering them in Hypalon.
You sure of that? Most of the newer boats I see (that are not top-end machines) tend to be PVC. Easier to work with, less skilled labor needed; it's kind of obvious as to why.

Hypalon is a much more stable material (IMO), which justifies the extra cost of hand laying up the tubes.

The only hypalon Zodiacs I know of (Which, I suppose, isn't saying much) are the commercial and military RIBs. Or am I behind the times again?

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Ah. Okay, I'm a little further north, in the SF Bay Area.




You sure of that? Most of the newer boats I see (that are not top-end machines) tend to be PVC. Easier to work with, less skilled labor needed; it's kind of obvious as to why.

Hypalon is a much more stable material (IMO), which justifies the extra cost of hand laying up the tubes.

The only hypalon Zodiacs I know of (Which, I suppose, isn't saying much) are the commercial and military RIBs. Or am I behind the times again?

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Nope. You are bang on.
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