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Old 18 May 2006, 05:44   #1
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Dos & Don'ts: Beaching A RIB

I am looking forward to a couple of trips to the beach over the Summer. I would appreciate any tips on beaching a RIB.
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Old 18 May 2006, 06:18   #2
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Do you have a keel guard ?

The biggest worry I have about beaching my boat - even on a sandy beach.... is finding the one rock that someone has kindly thrown in.. and taking a chunk out of my gel coat!
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Old 18 May 2006, 06:48   #3
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Do you have a keel guard ?

The biggest worry I have about beaching my boat - even on a sandy beach.... is finding the one rock that someone has kindly thrown in.. and taking a chunk out of my gel coat!
That will only protect a narrow strip though!

I know loads of people with boats that have been on drying moorings for years and their boats are fine - I think fibreglass is tougher than we think.
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What always worries me about beaching my RIB is the damage done when the wind is against tide and the waves crashing in causing the RIB to bounce all over the place. Watch out for transducer and log wheel damage if the stern blows around too much, also remember to get that leg trimmed up out the way and trim tabs if you have em.
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As far as keelguards go, I have always maintained that I'll get one of these on my next RIB. Protects transom edge too. Costly i'd say though!
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As far as keelguards go, I have always maintained that I'll get one of these on my next RIB. Protects transom edge too. Costly i'd say though!
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I don't do it, beach it or let it dry out. There's a point just where the boat is touching the sand on an out going or incoming tide. At that point the hull is gently scrubbed against what ever is under it. It only needs a stone or small rock and the gelcoat is in a right mess, kell guard or not. It doesn't take much to anchor it off . If you're a bit clever set a 'trip' with the anchor and pull the boat in when you want it.
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Thats what I do, reel it in when you need it. Lets see your methods then guys, show us how you do yours ?
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