Originally Posted by codprawn
What boat was this on? Also if you don't want tubes in the water do you really want a RIB???
VERY GOOD POINT!
I am now driving my boat without air in one tube and going in 1.5 m. waves, it is impossible to feel any difference. The boat could just as well be without tubes. The only reason must be if you are way out of line after a big jump, then the tubes help.
I am seriously looking for a non tube boat, but I can not find any made for what I use the boat for, taking 13 customers for a ride sitting on jockeyseats.
Many of the ribowners in our home town have had problems with tubes, strakes comming off, puncturing, patsches comming off etc.
We all have differnt experiences regarding boats, and my experience tells me that I might look for a rib with the pontons higher. Also because if we make a small jump and land on the side, the ponton corrects me and throw us hard to the other side where the other ponton correct us just as hard!
The reson for the problems with my pontons are probably that the construction is dead wrong, since the glassfiber holding the pontongs at the rear has broken on both sides. This glassfiber is approxemately 10x10cm and 3 mm. thick. No wonder it brakes.
To you who asks what boat I have, I do not want to tell you because I think that if I told about every problems, and posted pictures of it, I would bring this company out of business completely. The boat is 5 months old, and there have been problems with it since day one. The first week we lost all power at sea and almost everything had unscrewed. Every welding on the seats have come off, batteries come off, water in hull (factory has still not figured it out) etc. etc. I have had a true nightmare with this boat and do want to return it, but dealer doesnot answere when I akse him. I have asked twice.
No doubt I have had a boat built by the factorys trainees, and or the workers have had too much to drink during the building - period.
I might tell the owner of the factory that if he does not take the boat back, I certainly will reveal their name, and confirm everything I say with pictures. Maybe we could make a christmas calender, one post/problem every week untill xmas!? I could never do that, but it is a very interesting idea.