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Old 23 August 2013, 16:02   #11
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Take here out in the rough stuff with a RIB, than You don't need to convince anything after that. She'l stop boating any you can choose to use what ever boat You like.....alone...
yea thats what i did, worked a treat
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Old 23 August 2013, 16:05   #12
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Old 23 August 2013, 16:09   #13
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Buying a rib will make you into a Sexual Tyrannosaurus......

Buying a hard boat will turn you into a Penisaurus

Hope that helps
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Old 23 August 2013, 16:16   #14
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you going to trailer it so RIBs tend to be lighter that an equivalent sized hard boat. It's cheaper to buy a little more expensive boat if you don't have to buy a truck to pull it. RIBs' have greater person carrying capacity vs hard boat. Hard boats usually have more deck space. Rides can be similar, a deep vee RIB and equivalent deep vee hard boat will ride similar. Tube maintenance can be an issue, I had a new hypalon boat for 12 years and it never leaked.

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The RNLI also seem to like hard shell boats for the real rough stuff ??




I guess it depends what you want to do with your boat.. and how much you have to spend.

If I had lots of money.. I would have a hardshell .. and a RIB ..and a SIB .. so the days choice was mood dependant Each and every one has its pros and cons

I probably would have the money too.. if I had not got married

That is a big con for the wifie ..she has two pros that I can think of though ..and I have just eaten dinner
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Old 23 August 2013, 16:28   #17
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The RNLI also seem to like hard shell boats for the real rough stuff ??




I guess it depends what you want to do with your boat.. and how much you have to spend.

If I had lots of money.. I would have a hardshell .. and a RIB ..and a SIB .. so the days choice was mood dependant Each and every one has its pros and cons

I probably would have the money too.. if I had not got married

That is a big con for the wifie ..she has two pros that I can think of though ..and I have just eaten dinner
I want one of those!!
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I want one of those!!
Oddly, I get that. Many (many) moons ago, c.1988, I recall seeing a photo taken from an Aer Arran plane of an an Arun Class ALB in Galway Bay. She was catching air on the waves/swell on the way into Galway from the Aran Islands. A classic photo that won an award that year.

Big girl to have her props out for the camera!
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Love to see a pic of that Wilk,, get diggin, in in the archives somewhere!!
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Love to see a pic of that Wilk,, get diggin, in in the archives somewhere!!
Sorry Dude - it's pre-interwebs territory and way into me yoof. Best I can recall is the general era

Think it was the Irish Times Journo photo awards, I was hosting the gig as a very green Photographic Society President. Them's wuz the daze.
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