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Old 14 May 2015, 22:43   #1
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What is the reason for the full wrap around tubes?

I just found a H733 for sale with the tubes that wrap all around the whole boat.
It sure does look strange.
Anyone have any idea what is behind this design?
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Old 14 May 2015, 22:58   #2
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Bumper boats!!

I thought I heard/read it was flotation for the OB versions when being hoisted on/off ships.

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That seems kind of strange.
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What is the reason for the full wrap around tubes?

Weight distribution on a hoist is different from a diesel and there was more of a chance and worse consequences if the OB swamps.

Or I could be making s#&!t up. Too many blows to the head playing football tends to combine unrelated info in my head

Edit, Zodiac Hurricane 733

I was close, not hoist, stern launch apparently.

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Stern Launch +1
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ok, I understand the concept, but it sure looks funny.
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It's not the first-the old Dunlop ribs had odd tubes too. Not quite as odd as those though.
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