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Old 30 November 2014, 16:39   #31
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Folding RIB first impressions part one

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If the 360 only has the 1 locking bolt in the front hull section and doesn’t appear to have a second to lock the longer remaining sections together, they must rely on the tubes to give them rigidity. If so this could give way to flexing of the hull despite the interlocking profiles. [/FONT]
One of the videos on the Winboat website shows both folding joints bolted on a 360 - so shouldn't be a concern.
I also share your reservations on the transom strength with the absence of any stiffening webs. Although the 375 appears to have a double skinned hull, which may provide additional support. It does however give it a flat deck and explain the 14kg extra weight and £500 additional costs over the 360.
Like yourself I am keen to see these boats in the flesh.😎
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Old 30 November 2014, 17:22   #32
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One of the videos on the Winboat website shows both folding joints bolted on a 360 - so shouldn't be a concern.
I also share your reservations on the transom strength with the absence of any stiffening webs. Although the 375 appears to have a double skinned hull, which may provide additional support. It does however give it a flat deck and explain the 14kg extra weight and £500 additional costs over the 360.
Like yourself I am keen to see these boats in the flesh.😎
Many thanks on the video 'heads up'
I must confess I'd seen it months ago BUT missed this important part of the 'flex' query posted to Phil
Hmm, I'd go for the 375 in a blink of an eye BUT the weight is the real issue for me
Mostly on my own launching and the family only want to know about going to sea when it's 25 degrees plus and fishing ain't their scene but like eating the results!
One concern down, 2 to go, thanks
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Old 01 December 2014, 02:22   #33
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As A matter of my interest Wozizname, what is the weight of your 3.8 Prowave, I know my old Honwave 3.8 air floor was just too much for me to handle deflated on my own which is why I sold it.

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The prices quoted on the Foldablerib.com website do not include VAT- thats added when you go to cart. I asked about it and they said that the website will be updated very soon to display inc VAT prices.
There was also a mention of new pictures of the F-RIB range- so looking forward to seeing them.
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As A matter of my interest Wozizname, what is the weight of your 3.8 Prowave, I know my old Honwave 3.8 air floor was just too much for me to handle deflated on my own which is why I sold it.

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My Prowave weighs in at 52kg and I can just about lift it but confess I'm at my limit due to the size and shape making it awkward to handle into the back of my pick up, hence why it spends most of the time on the bunk trailer.
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Okay, quite heavy then. This is my opinion only but I now have to work that bit harder with heavy things than I did a few years ago and one of the really interesting points for me with the F-Rib was the fact that I could leave launch wheels on and therefore walk it to where ever I needed but also the fact that I am able to lean the boat against the open tailgate and simply lift the transom and just slide it into the car. So much easier and lighter than picking the normal sib up and trying to slide it in. It is the glass hull in contact with car floor so it slides with no effort.

It is something you need to try for yourself to be able to see and feel the difference.

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>>> lean the boat against the open tailgate and simply lift the transom and just slide it into the car. So much easier and lighter than picking the normal sib up and trying to slide it in.


Funny how shape plays almost as much a part as weight.

My Zodiac 340 airfloor packs down neatly and the bag has well placed handles so its 88lbs is easy to manage... particularly as being a soft package you can support it against your knees or waist as you heave it into the car.

But however I move it the 80lbs of the Mercury 15 is always awkward.
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Old 02 December 2014, 04:19   #38
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There you go Fenlander just the job for both of us me thinks.

http://www.bhg-marine.co.uk/Catalogu...&ObjectType=27

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Good call Phil. Funnily enough I was showing that trolley to the Mrs during the summer when in a mad moment I nearly ended up winning an Avon Supersport 3.4m SIB with 20 or 25 motor. Forget which HP now but anyway it was far too heavy for me to lift so the trolley seemed the only way I could convince her we'd manage. She thought we cold add pram/pushchair type wheels to the handles of the similar but conventional trolley we have already which was a fair idea.

But there's always a catch... that four wheel trolley ends up with the outboard facing fore-aft in the car so yet again forces a seats folded use. I've said before one reason for keeping everything portable is that it's usually just two of us out in the boat and just me setting up/launching. However we often have the need for one or two non-boating people to be with us on the travelling part of the trip so ideally want the rear seats useable.

There's rarely a simple answer to meet all boating needs.. which I guess is why we've had so many boat combinations over the past decade... with even more "what if" conversations/dreams.
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There's rarely a simple answer to meet all boating needs.. which I guess is why we've had so many boat combinations over the past decade... with even more "what if" conversations/dreams.


Oh how true.

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