RIBS are very scarce here in Western Australia and fishing from them is almost unheard of.
However after going out on a freinds 6.2m Gemini waverider I was very impressed with the way it handles the rough seas we get of our coast especially in summer with 20 knot plus winds and no protection in bays or around islands, however the fish we get here would make most europeans green with envy.
Now here is my dilema
I have been told by a RIB owner in Queensland that Ribs do not make good fishing boats and the main reason is the large fish we catch here when on the hook jump around and their sharp spines make small almost undetectable penetrations in the tubes.
Does anyone have problems with fish spiking small holes in their tubes?
What could be done to stop minimise this problem?
would putting extra layers of Hypolon solve the problem.
Also does anyone have pictures of RIBS specifically set up for fishing?
Thank you for your help