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Old 24 October 2018, 12:27   #1
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End of the season

I've come to the end of my RIBBing for this year.
I took the boat out on Sunday through the thick fog to the Isle of Wight and back, then off the water and home. Spent the week so far cleaning her up, doing some light repairs and putting covers on all the bits for the winter.

She is now ready to be stored in a barn until the end of March where she will return to her mooring for another summer of fun.
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Old 24 October 2018, 13:13   #2
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No, no, no, no ....!!!!


There is no "RIB season" it just goes on all year round.
Get some warm gear and get your sorry ass back out there...
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Old 24 October 2018, 13:15   #3
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No, no, no,no,


There is no "RIB season" it just goes on all year round.
Get some warm gear and get your sorry ass back out there...
I make myself content manning the clubs safety boats until mid December.
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Old 24 October 2018, 14:20   #4
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Ah ok
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Old 25 October 2018, 01:28   #5
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5 months wasted some of the best days of the year still to be had
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Old 25 October 2018, 01:35   #6
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5 months wasted some of the best days of the year still to be had
I agree that is one of the reasons I trailer my rib and also why I have a two stroke on the back. Winterisation not really an issue with one of those
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Old 25 October 2018, 02:36   #7
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I make myself content manning the clubs safety boats until mid December.

Meanwhile the rats in the barn will be peeing in your fuel tank and eating your tubes.....
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I I have a two stroke on the back. Winterisation not really an issue with one of those

? People have been winterising O/boards since long before four strokes became normal...
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? People have been winterising O/boards since long before four strokes became normal...
But why would you......just keep using it......
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Old 25 October 2018, 07:49   #10
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Meanwhile the rats in the barn will be peeing in your fuel tank and eating your tubes.....
humm... good point!
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Old 25 October 2018, 08:01   #11
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I've come to the end of my RIBBing for this year.
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Wuss...
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Old 25 October 2018, 08:03   #12
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? People have been winterising O/boards since long before four strokes became normal...


Agree I winterised my v6 for years.
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Old 25 October 2018, 08:50   #13
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Not a fan of winterising, run it every few weeks up to temp so long as you get a temp break above 0 for a few days for it to dry out, leave leg down.

I lost a winterised outboard (2 stroke 85hp suzuki) years ago, block cracked. Ever since then i run it every couple of weeks or use it, some cracking days in winter if you have a flotation suit.
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Not a fan of winterising, run it every few weeks up to temp so long as you get a temp break above 0 for a few days for it to dry out, leave leg down.

I lost a winterised outboard (2 stroke 85hp suzuki) years ago, block cracked. Ever since then i run it every couple of weeks or use it, some cracking days in winter if you have a flotation suit.
I agree with you mate if you can use the rib in winter then great but if you cant and you are not near your rib you have to protect it.
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Old 25 October 2018, 11:29   #15
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I used to have to winterise the inboard boats but the simple way round the problem was to have an outboard boat as well so you had something to play with in the winter.
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winter use

def use it all year. some great sailing in the winter months but a flotation suite is a must.
advantage of the winter use is you get more sea to yourself.
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.....advantage of the winter use is you get more sea to yourself.
+1....easily do forty or fifty miles and not see another boat....
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Iíve had 1 of my engines 20 years since new, 2 stroke V6, never winterised it once, never had an issue yet, plus itís sat for months between usage. What actual benefit am I missing?
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Iíve had 1 of my engines 20 years since new, 2 stroke V6, never winterised it once, never had an issue yet, plus itís sat for months between usage. What actual benefit am I missing?


Do you keep it on the water?
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