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Old 16 January 2007, 17:22   #1
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Experiences of Cabins

My voyage today on a 93 ft cabin cruiser convinced me of one thing. I like being closer to the elements than in an air conditioned leather and glass cocoon! Having said that, who has had expereince of cabin ribs - sleeping in them overnight? Is it pleasant? Which work - which do not??
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Old 16 January 2007, 17:25   #2
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Me and my girlfriend have slept on a 16' Microplus (not a rib) and it was surprisingly comfortable as long as where we anchored was nice and sheltered. The noise from waves on the hull is rather loud that close to the water.
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Old 16 January 2007, 17:39   #3
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Me and my girlfriend have slept on a 16' Microplus (not a rib) and it was surprisingly comfortable as long as where we anchored was nice and sheltered. The noise from waves on the hull is rather loud that close to the water.
Crikey! How do you think the Hull felt?
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Old 16 January 2007, 18:52   #4
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Crikey! How do you think the Hull felt?
Hey steady on Aidan - I've heard of riding the waves but that's getting personal

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Old 17 January 2007, 03:27   #5
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My voyage today on a 93 ft cabin cruiser convinced me of one thing. I like being closer to the elements than in an air conditioned leather and glass cocoon! Having said that, who has had expereince of cabin ribs - sleeping in them overnight? Is it pleasant? Which work - which do not??
Hi Bruce,
I've slept in the Redbay 11m quite a few times and its fine. Im 6'2'' and NOT built like the side of a fag paper. We went up the West Coast for about 10 days last year and stayed on the boat, both on pontoons and at anchor.
The only thing is we have to "Bucket and chuck it" and all cooking has to be done on a wee camping stove.
Sleeping on a Rib is a bit like camping, but the big bonus is that you dont have to plan accomodation ahead and can go where-ever and when-ever you like.
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For years we sleep on our semi cabin Scorpion. We enter the space through the hatch. Inside is a small refrigerator and a toilet. At night we remove them towards the cockpit console and put down self inflating mats, 63x195cm.
I'm 63 years of age and my girlfriend even a bit older and we sleep perfectly. The motion of the water rocks us to sleep in minutes. The picture is taken in Brighton on our way back from the Ribex in 2005.
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I have a 9.5m Scorpion which I have slept on a few times. There IS enough room for 2 if you are VERY good friends.
It has a flushing loo, a ceramic 2-ring diesel cooker and a fridge (and is still for sale for a very reasonable £40k!).
I wouldn't describe the experience as luxurious comfort, more camping-in-a-Wendy-House-on-water, but nevertheless, surprisingly bearable.
At the back of the boat is a collapsable picnic table so you can breakfast al-fresco if you wish.
1, Fridge
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4. General view of bedding area
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Old 17 January 2007, 07:28   #8
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Brian, want to swap?
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I couldn't afford your petrol bill, Charles!
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Old 17 January 2007, 17:25   #10
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Take a look at Nick Hernes Cabin and then you can drool.

If I wanted to stay in my boat (and I do not, done enough of that sailing) I would have one with a cabin.

Seen some Lovely cabin boats. Rinker do a fine one sort of fisher cabin over nighter with portaloo. very reasonble too, no sponsons tho.
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Can't go wrong with the cabin boats. If I stick tubes on mine can I hang out with you guys?

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Did some one mention cabin? Sooo much dry storage too & I still get a open deck! Will have to see about sticking some tubes on her!
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Old 18 January 2007, 07:48   #13
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My very limited experience of cabins was on a Princess 67 we took from Plymouth to Finland last year. Whilst i was delighted to have a nice cabin to sit in whislt crashing through a f6 head sea in the baltic, i was very pleased to get back to my boat and be exposed to the elements!!

guess it depends what you are after. i looked at a really nice Sessa Sportfisher Key Largo 25 at the boat show and if i had a spare £55k i would have one.

i know there was some talk about that new Scorp cabin rib and its looks but i really like it but then i really fancy a rayglass protector as well so maybe my views dont count!!
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Forget it. The noise of the rain will make you go mad, and you must stow everything securely. The only reason I have a cabin is not to get wet all the time.You would be better off pitching a small tent on the rib,afterall a rib is ment to be exciting not a 5* hotel on water.

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Forget it. The noise of the rain will make you go mad,
It depends on the quality of the cabin. Not if it's built correctly and properly insulated it won't.
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And you don't do that in an open boat?
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Did some one mention cabin? Sooo much dry storage too & I still get a open deck! Will have to see about sticking some tubes on her!
Hey Nick, I am with you....
I will take the cabin and Loo anytime.

I actually dont Know why I am buying the Rib, even tho its a beauty, none of your Agri shite, this is sleek and not designed to Climb a wall of water.

I cannot find the Rinker on the site but look at this beauty.
I wondered why I am buying a rib and then i see this
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F118055/
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Forget it. The noise of the rain will make you go mad, and you must stow everything securely. The only reason I have a cabin is not to get wet all the time.You would be better off pitching a small tent on the rib,afterall a rib is ment to be exciting not a 5* hotel on water.

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I would love to see the shape of the tent at 30 Kts, .....
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