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Old 18 June 2013, 14:23   #31
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My 1992 12.5ft Bombard SIB was black.
Every FC470 zodiac ever made is black.
Lots and lots of black RIBs and SIBs out there.

IF you decide to sell the market conditions then will help dictate the price. But market conditions and the overall popularity of the "commando black" seems pretty timeless to me.
Yep you guy's like "camo"
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Old 18 June 2013, 14:33   #32
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Yep you guy's like "camo"
Hah, I am red with white trim now. Been mistaken for the CG a couple times now
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Old 18 June 2013, 15:26   #33
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Black and shiny works for me every time!
Ever since I read about the totally frictionless black ship in Hitch Hikers Guide to The Galaxy:
"Every time I press one of these black controls, labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let me know I've done it."
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Old 18 June 2013, 15:41   #34
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Hi Tom,

Considering the amount of rain we have been getting were you not tempted to go for the roof option with side curtains? I'm looking forward to hearing your views on the Shockwave system. It looks fantastic.
What colour curtains for a black rib I wonder?
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Old 18 June 2013, 15:52   #35
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we went onto black ribs back in the early 90s when we had our first Ocean Pro "Black Magic" which the local marina lock keepers delighted in calling Black Pudding. Its still knocking about around here and looks ....well it still looks like we should never have sold it.
All had pressure relief valves valves fitted and I've never branded m'bum on the tubes though they can get delightfully warm! We went astray once and bought a yellow one which everyone oohed and aaahhed over but was a bugga to keep clean. But to appreciate that you have to spend a lotta time wallowing in Morecambe Bay mud.
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Seriously though I reckon the black rib thing will pass. You'll find that the uv rays will create grey crumbly patches on hypalon and will actually delaminate PVC sponsons.
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Seriously though I reckon the black rib thing will pass. You'll find that the uv rays will create grey crumbly patches on hypalon and will actually delaminate PVC sponsons.
I disagree. Any shade of Hypalon starts to age, however cleaning and the use of protectorant will keep it looking good.

I had dark blue tubes on my first osprey that were 12 years old and they looked like new when cleaned.
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Seriously though I reckon the black rib thing will pass. You'll find that the uv rays will create grey crumbly patches on hypalon and will actually delaminate PVC sponsons.
When??
They were making SIBs and RIBs in black 20 years ago and still are today...
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Saying nothing about the original black Redcrests...
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Saying nothing about the original black Redcrests...
Considering the number of people lusting for a (black) FC470 SIB, seems like black's not going outa style anytime soon.
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