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Old 17 September 2019, 06:02   #1
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Going full circle, back to a RIB?? ...marina/harbour queries

Nearly 10 years on from last RIB but looking now for a tidy SR4 or possibly 4.7/4.8 SR, Ribcraft etc.

Aerotec is going nowhere BTW.

Anyway, plan would be to keep this in a non-tidal marina for May to Sep.

Would welcome advice on dealing with bilge, fouling etc and any other pointers.

ie how often it needs to come out for a clean (jetwash sufficient?), pre-treating tubes/hull? Dealing with bilge and anything else I need to consider bar the usual security etc.
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Old 17 September 2019, 13:23   #2
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After trailering ribs my whole life, I had a similar problem with 12 months a year in the water. I ended up with a hard boat but the conclusions I got to on ribs are:
1. Hypalon tubes.
2. All over cover well drained.
3. Auto bilge pump or preferably draining deck.
4. After a lot of thought, I went for copper coat anti foul - professionally sprayed on. It seems great after 6 months......
5. Most importantly, find a rib that sits unloaded with the tubes out of the water!!
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Old 17 September 2019, 17:04   #3
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I love SR's, but, I'm not sure they are great for marina ... Flooding hull will be hard to prevent barnacles etc.
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Old 17 September 2019, 17:09   #4
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Ahh, that will be plugged.
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Old 22 September 2019, 08:30   #5
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Anyone else? No thoughts? Poly etc!?
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Went to a 4.50 Rib after boating with 7 previous Sibs through the years, a night/day boating difference. Lives on Terra Firme at a Marina, no barnacles, kelp growng under hull, perfect for fresh water flushing after returning...

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Old 23 September 2019, 15:20   #7
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Very nice....

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F183966618442
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