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Old 21 November 2002, 07:18   #1
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Ideas for RIB Int.

Not sure what you think of this idea but will be interesting to see if and what ideas peole have.

I often find myself thinking of topics and discussions I would like to see covered in RIB Int, being the only industry mag.

Although covered on this site it would be good to see them covered on RIB Int. Who have the money and ability not only to talk and get info on topics but to get out on the water and try them.

Here are a few. Any one else?


A back to back test of same size optimaxes, four strokes and two strokes. On the same boat giving acurate comparable figures on fuel and oil consumption, noise levels and speed. I dont think any one has done this before. eg 225 optimax and 4 stroke.

RIB stability curves. Filled with water. Differant types of boat. tube diameter etc. Stability tests in breaking waves.

May be when they do a boat test they should fill the boat with water?

The production of a parekers guide type thing, ball park figures for boats, engines etc on the SH RIB market.

An article on SIBs the choices on the market, price etc. Keith on the case?

More gear tests, like PBO and YM for RIB stuff. Not just wearing it but testing it, back to back with other gear. If its unsinkable try to sink it. If its waterproof, use it under the water. If its unbreakable drop it. etc

Toby
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Old 21 November 2002, 08:16   #2
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Back to the same question that has not been answered, "How much will they pay" Alan P
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Old 21 November 2002, 08:39   #3
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I cant awnser that. But im not sugesting we write the articles, we just sugest topics, ideas, what we want ?
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Old 21 November 2002, 09:23   #4
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Toby, submit this to Hugo and see what happens. It's no good posting it here where he might never see it. It is a good idea, so run with it.
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Old 21 November 2002, 09:29   #5
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Done!
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Rather its no good posting here where he clearly isnt interesting in reading it 'cos we're all as nasty about his mag. Rotters that we are

Good Ideas Toby. You'd think a professional publisher & bunch of journo's could come up with them themselves wouldn't you?
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Old 21 November 2002, 09:59   #7
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Alan P, I have said many times that there should be an alternative to Rib international, but it would appear that none of us are about to create it. I wish you would, as I think you could bring so much knowledge and experience to that arena, that we would all benefit, and the manufacturers would be happy to advertise.

However, until that happens, surely, it suits our purposes as a RIB community to have a better dedicated RIB magazine.

I'd love to write an article about buying a RIB for the first time, but I don't have the writing skills to do it. So I'll happily offer that up as an article idea and don't expect to be paid for it. Not that I think my opinion on marine matters is worth paying for yet!

If RI has to have a 4* 4 article then how about one on secondhand 4*4's and how to buy them, what to pay which lasts longest, how do you find out if they were any good whilst new. oops! that's nearly a paragraph of the article...wheres my tenner!

Alan P have you thought about writing an article on the Round the World challenge and submitting it to the other magazines, MBY. PBO Yott monthly, Boat Mart Sportsboat etc as a trailer for your new book/video.
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Old 21 November 2002, 13:50   #8
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An article on SIBs the choices on the market, price etc. Keith on the case?
Toby, I am meeting one of the SIB manufacturers on Friday to discuss this very thing, with a view to a couple of test SIBs.

Keith (on the case) Hart
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If you need people to help do the testing Keith, I'm always willing to sacrifice my time

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I did email RIB Int over a week ago. No reply or post yet.

Oh well, was worth a try

Toby

John, how many memebers are there on RIB net now?
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