Originally Posted by jshbrdall
It really depends how much weight you have in the rib
So my boat will change what it is depending on the weight it has in it?
With 1 person in its a Rib, what exactly is it then with 6?
While the point of tubes contacting with the water maybe contentions as to what is optimal, I think your take on it is a little mistaken.
Some Ribs SR4.0 + SR5.4 sit on the tubes a lot, by design due to the flooding hull this is for stability. Some of the ribeyes rock from tube to tube lightly loaded, as the tubes barely touch the water if at all.
These are both well established types of RIB.