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Old 04 July 2012, 18:00   #1
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Fiberglass Tubes

Has anyone ever made fiberglass tubes, I have seen RIB's built with aluminium tubes but has anyone made the from fiberglass, I have a 4mtr RIB with no tubes, I was thinking of putting glass tubes on her and use it for fishing, attach the fendering and handles to the fiberglass tubes and mount a single jockey seat, I would imagine it would not be very comfortable in rough conditions, what do ye think....
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Surely that means it isn't a RIB anymore... Or have I missed something?
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well that is true..more like a RB
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Im thinking of an alternative to retubing, of course this will not be as good. I have a RIB already and have a small hull that i want to mess about with and try it out, was seeing if anyone else had seen this done
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You could fabricate the hull, to look something like this.......

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the 540 rtb is just one of many examples that menai marine make,

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The company I see most ribs from like this, is
Delta

Their concept seems to work and be quite popular commercially
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The company I see most ribs from like this, is
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Their concept seems to work and be quite popular commercially


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Has anyone ever made fiberglass tubes, I have seen RIB's built with aluminium tubes but has anyone made the from fiberglass, I have a 4mtr RIB with no tubes, I was thinking of putting glass tubes on her and use it for fishing, attach the fendering and handles to the fiberglass tubes and mount a single jockey seat, I would imagine it would not be very comfortable in rough conditions, what do ye think....
But then there wouldnt be the air pressure in the tubes surely. Do the life boats ever use fiberglass? Also the cushioning wouldn't not be there that the flexibility of hyperlon gives. You want a sea tank do you? , just get a good repair kit and dont worry about it. By some nice champagne instead. If your really worried you could just get a submarine , no worries then. If your worried about running out of fuel as well you can also go with the uranium powered engine upgrade.
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