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Old 21 November 2010, 18:26   #81
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Installing sponsons

It is frustrating installing a tube set. I have a 30 ft. rib and have had the sponsons on and off the boat several times. It seems I had the most luck with the sponsons inflated just enough to make them round. Seems no manufacturer makes a manual referencing how much air pressure you should or should not have in order to have an easy install. Any time I reinstalled them it was lots of work.
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Old 22 November 2010, 22:07   #82
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Sorry for the delay guys...

We have been busy making money working our ribs. Fingers crossed will wrap this up wed if we don't get any calls.
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Old 04 December 2010, 15:57   #83
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Done!

She is in the water and working. I will try to get some video but it runs awesome!
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Old 05 December 2010, 12:10   #84
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She does 43 knots
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Old 05 December 2010, 17:18   #85
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Done, Done, Done And man does she rides oh so smooth!
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That's a great rig Ryan, and it looks as though you guys have put a lot of thought into the layout. You are carrying a lot of gas - I presume for other craft? Care to tell us about your experiences with callouts? It would be interesting (to me anyways)

I saw your "no toobs" video on Youtube - sporty! The pic below was taken mid-90s in Ireland.
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Old 05 December 2010, 20:01   #87
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That's a great rig Ryan, and it looks as though you guys have put a lot of thought into the layout. You are carrying a lot of gas - I presume for other craft? Care to tell us about your experiences with callouts? It would be interesting (to me anyways)

I saw your "no toobs" video on Youtube - sporty! The pic below was taken mid-90s in Ireland.
We have put a lot of thought into the layout and have already found some small details we will address on the next one.

Yes the gas is for other crafts. We usually carry an extra 20gal. but the day i took the pic we had 35 on board. our internal tank is 150gal.

We do all sorts of calls from the simple 5gal of gas to the boat on the beach in a storm to running the inlets in weather most would not. We do our best to keep safe and not create any more dangerous situations but inevitable you spend enough time on the water and you will find yourself in some situations you hope you can get out of. We also find our selfs helping get many people back to shore safely. It is a wickedly rewarding job and one I think i can say all Sea Tow Captains do for the excitement and the opportunity to help people out of some bad, worse and horrible situations.


I love your pic man! what type of rib is that?
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Well worth the wait!

Took the boat out the inlet today in 4-6's they were rolling so most of the time we had to slow down to stay in the water. But we found some good tight 2-4 that were an awesome test for the boat. She cuts the waves and or lands real smooth. Very excited the boat is Dry as can be all the jumping, turning and pounding and no spray at all it was nuts we get wet on or 40' RIB but stayed dry on the 24' go figure. We braced for impact a few times only to find that nothing happened. I will try to get a second boat out so we can get some video or stills.
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Awesome

Great build Capt!

Thank you for the detailed photos. Rig looks sweet, and very seaworthy.

I see you are not carrying any trash pumps....Treasure Coast ST doesnt do salvage? Just wondering
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We do...

We do carry pumps . Gas and large electrics. They are on the boat but not during photos.
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