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Old 30 April 2005, 12:39   #1
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camping out on a rib ???

hello crowd i am sure that some of you have spent time out on your ribs
overnight and slept on them too, i have heard they do this in the greek islands
what we are looking for are some tips about staying dry, is there any kind of tent in existence that one could use on a sundeck perhaps?
our rib is a 7.8 metre ballistic. and any other tips you may have about cooking
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but i am most bewildered as too what people do regarding washing and the sanitation issue?? now i just know this will create some debate.
soooooo whatever tips any of you may have we are all ears.
have a nice bank holiday
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Old 30 April 2005, 13:30   #2
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Old 30 April 2005, 13:40   #3
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Speaking from a lazy git point of view I would imagine that sleeping on a rib (other than a cabin rib) is probably like roller blading...............
It looks great fun when someone else is doing it.
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Old 30 April 2005, 14:25   #4
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Camping out on a rib!!!

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Old 30 April 2005, 14:50   #5
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i have heard they do this in the greek islands
Strewth you'll have Manos on this thread if you say things like that
A bit of a warm climate and a large bottle of ouzo probably makes it a more attractive proposition out there than in the drizzle in the UK with a tepid bottle of Bud
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Old 30 April 2005, 15:47   #7
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Been thinking about having a night or two on mine this year,having done hundreds of nights carp fishing all year round a good sleeping bag and the stars are fine.As for rain I've been thinking of making up a canopy to run from the helm towards the bows using a telescopic pole as a support,by drapping the cover over the tubes this should stop the water coming onto the deck.
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Sanitation issue??

I went with the Pett toilet and tent made by Philips Environmental. I haven't used it yet so can not offically rate it. The toilet is to be used with bags that contain gelling powder which gels liquids. The bags are claimed to be puncture resistant, biodegradable, and safe for the landfill. The bag kits come with toilet paper and hand sanitizers or you can just buy the pooh-powder in bulk. The tent has a 4x4 foot base, 7 foot height and sets up in seconds. The tent could also be used as a shower stall. It would probably be a good idea to tie the tent base down when out on the water.
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Tent

I don't own one but the Tent Cot seems a neat idea. It gets you off the deck, don't need a pad, can buy a rain fly for it and you don't have to cover the whole boat. 28"X7' sleeping surface. Folds up to 30"X36"X6" which still seems a little bit large to stow on the boat.
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i know it may be a bit different in terms of temperature but I have now done this a couple of times on my 5 metre gemini.

It was a squeeze. If you have plenty of deck space and particularly a sundeck then it shouldn't be an issue.

I have used a mozzie net as primary layer and then two ex army lightweight poncho's poppered together and strung across the top of the tubes.

Not elegant, not sophisticated, not a long term option but it worked for a couple of nights.

we didn't get bitten, and we stayed dry. (but, then - it didn't rain. )
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