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Old 06 June 2019, 15:38   #1
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Hello,
I live on the west coast of Sweden. A couple of months ago I bought a RIB Unlimited 600. This is my first RIB so I hope to get some tips and tricks on maintenance on here. I have a list of upgrades such as new steering, new gauges, new control, etc that I currently am doing.
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Old 27 July 2019, 15:21   #2
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The boat is in the water and a floating project i.e. I upgrade along with the arrival of parts.

The tubes are Henshaw Hypalon with C7 valves... How long do the tubes last normally (the boat is from 2004)? Are they expensive to replace? How do I maintain the tubes? What pressure should the tubes have?

(I am new to RIB)
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Old 11 September 2019, 01:27   #3
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I have not had so much time this summer due to work and family and friends visiting but 7 or 8 outings with the RIB is not bad.
This is my first RIB after a couple of sport boats such as Hydrolift and Allison, the later I ran 85.1 KTS. This boat feels like a sport boat with its Hydrolift hull, it has more room, it is easy to handle, it is easy to swim from and it is comfortable even in the chop. I am very satisfied!

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Old 11 September 2019, 04:53   #4
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Fair old turn of speed!
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Old 11 September 2019, 07:46   #5
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Fair old turn of speed!
I have about 1500rpm left to WOT @6800rpm, just getting to know the boat. But she cruises well!
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Old 11 September 2019, 09:34   #6
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Hello Hydro17 and welcome to RibNet. I see that you joined in June and had not received a proper welcome. I guess this is because you are one of those guys who does not believe in lifejackets or even buoyancy aids. Believe me they do save lives. A touchy subject here for all of us. Saying this you do have a nice ribs and you seem to enjoy the speed. That is very good but I am curious to know whether you have a kill cord attached
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Old 11 September 2019, 13:39   #7
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Thank you for the welcome Andre!
Good points! I take safety very serious! I was actually wearing a life jacket* under my jacket, hence the hunchback look. I will wear it outside the jacket next time...
I never drive any fast boat without being hooked up to the lanyard switch.

Thank you for the comment on my RIB.

* Since I don't know how to upload pics on this board - here is a link to the vest I was wearing, it is called Regatta Marina and is found at the bottom of the page. Flytvästar & Kläder - Poly-Produkter : PolyRopes
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Old 12 September 2019, 15:52   #8
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The lifejacket should always be worn on the top. Thank you for your confirmation . I did not doubt you did not have the kill cord attached but ask I just had to . Best regards and happy and safe ribbing
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