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Old 04 March 2011, 17:59   #11
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I think the OP is aware of that:



You'll find them referred to as Rigid Buoyant Boats (RBBs) in some places.

I got a warm welcome here (a bit to my surprise) when I bought an RBB and joined here. They have some advantages, they may have some disadvantages. Feel free to speculate on what they might be. But just like every boat it is a compromise at the end of the day.
I like your boat when I say it at the big swim last august, that day cost me 2000 ! had to get the Engine rebuilt on the car! I was thinking all benefits without the slashing and bashing...I thought good boat to leave in dinghy park, they put engine on when needed.



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you coming down this year? 13 th August , I might not be as stressed...

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Old 04 March 2011, 18:17   #12
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I like your boat when I say it at the big swim last august, that day cost me 2000 ! had to get the Engine rebuilt on the car!
youch! you were a little stressed!
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I was thinking all benefits without the slashing and bashing...I thought good boat to leave in dinghy park, they put engine on when needed.
and allegedly no antifouling if you keep it afloat - although I've not tried it.
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you coming down this year? 13 th August , I might not be as stressed...
I'll stick it in my diary.
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Old 13 March 2011, 18:00   #13
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And they'll need CE marking ............
Hey thanks for the comments. CE is fine - manufacturer has this lined up already. There was some comments about the ride.

Here is a couple of vids on youtube of the 'RBC'...for Cat



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Old 14 March 2011, 05:08   #14
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Hey thanks for the comments. CE is fine - manufacturer has this lined up already. There was some comments about the ride.

Here is a couple of vids on youtube of the 'RBC'...for Cat



They look like a lot of fun!
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Old 14 March 2011, 14:05   #15
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Well I wouldnt say they were inflatable however they are pontoon boats... so are somewhat relevant.

I wanted to get some feedback on a NZ produced Aluminium Cat. Initial thoughts - positives and negatives that stick out?

Just doing a little market research as I'd love to bring a container load up (and keep one ) after a great few days messing around with one when I was last down.

Cheers for the feedback.

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You all really like your arches! They are rare over here.

Otherwise I am not sure what kind of feedback you're looking for? Its going to behave much more like a hard boat than a RIB unless you're swamping it.
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