Originally Posted by Jono
......what do folks think of "hard nosed" RIBs?
1. Very secure way of attaching tubes to the bow area of a rib hull.
2. Great storage area for anchor etc.
3. Cheap way of adding tubes to a rib because you don't need expensive nose cone patterns, equally replacement can be one side only.
4. Blow out a complete tube and the nose cone holds the tube up and in place until you get home.
By chance there is a 6.4m project rib advertised here http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F132103/