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Old 23 August 2013, 11:18   #1
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need to convince wife about ribs vs regular boats

Hey folks,

Need to arm myself with bunch of pros and cons arguments for owning a rib as opposed to a "regular" boat. I think the community here can give a good list of reasons beyond what google supplies.

Pros
1. Stability ?
2.
3.
4.
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Cons
1. Resale value??
2. Tube wearing out
3.
4.


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4.
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Old 23 August 2013, 11:31   #2
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2=security
3= ease of launchin
4=ease of transportation
5=wont sink
6=Any weather operation
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Old 23 August 2013, 11:34   #3
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1. Resale value?? (Resale Values are high)
2. Tube wearing out (tubes dont wear out) can last for 25+
3. can be more expensive to buy
4. you will like it too much so you will ditch the bi--ch and go out wid ya mates wavejumping n shit
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Old 23 August 2013, 13:40   #4
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What is it about a 'regular boat' that is influencing she who must be obeyed. Accommodation, deck space?
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Loo?
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Old 23 August 2013, 15:40   #6
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4. you will like it too much so you will ditch the bi--ch and go out wid ya mates wavejumping n shit
You sound like a jet skier!
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Hey folks,

Need to arm myself with bunch of pros and cons arguments for owning a rib as opposed to a "regular" boat. I think the community here can give a good list of reasons beyond what google supplies.

Pros
1. Stability ?
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.


Cons
1. Resale value??
2. Tube wearing out
3.
4.


Rgds

4.
Surly Your Missus must trust your Judgement to SOME extent at least???
Good move maybe....
Takeing her to visit your Local RNLI Station....they talk RIB's up Pretty well
Failing that.... Grow Some!.... and TELL HER what your Buying!
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Old 23 August 2013, 15:56   #8
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Too funny. I knew you guys would come up with something mixed with a little comedy.

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no to face the boss and convince her.
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Old 23 August 2013, 15:57   #9
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2=security
3= ease of launchin
4=ease of transportation
5=wont sink
6=Any weather operation
3 - she aint ever going to launch it
4 - and you'll be doing all the transporting
5 - start talking about sinking and she's off to the shopping centre with your boat money
6 - she's only ever going out when it's sunny

Hard boat cons
1 - do you really need a loo
2 - or a means of making a cuppa, thermos is fine
3 - all those nice comfy seats will need cleaning
4 - they must be cheaper for a reason
5 - You need fenders which are really, really expensive and look untidy
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Old 23 August 2013, 15:57   #10
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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...
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