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Old 09 March 2005, 09:51   #1
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It just wants to be a Rib

Have a look at this you would think it had air in those there tubes!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
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Don't be so swift to mock....the other alloy RIB in the background of the photo's is a homebuilt boat called "Bro 2". The guys who own it have cruised it pretty extensively, including on the BIBOA Outer Hebrides cruise a few years ago. That went from Inverkip via Oban to Barra, West coast of Lewis, Kyle of Lochalsh, Oban and back to Inverkip in a week and was bloody good fun. We got allsorts of weather and that boat didn't stop I tell you. I think subsequent to to that trip they cut it in half and welded in an extra length. Try doing that with a conventional RIB
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Old 09 March 2005, 11:15   #3
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Don't be so swift to mock....the other alloy RIB in the background of the photo's is a homebuilt boat called "Bro 2". The guys who own it have cruised it pretty extensively, including on the BIBOA Outer Hebrides cruise a few years ago. That went from Inverkip via Oban to Barra, West coast of Lewis, Kyle of Lochalsh, Oban and back to Inverkip in a week and was bloody good fun. We got allsorts of weather and that boat didn't stop I tell you. I think subsequent to to that trip they cut it in half and welded in an extra length. Try doing that with a conventional RIB
But why make it look like it has inflatable tubes!!
After all they do take up a lot of room in side the boat, at least if you made then D shaped this would give more room inside the boat!
May be it is because they want it to look like a rib!
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Old 09 March 2005, 11:34   #4
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I believe that when you make d-shapes of the alu tubes you could ruin the boat.
They used the alu-pipes and welded them together. More welding would give much more work and as I've said maybe a less finish.

I dont think it's the most bautifull type of rib but would sertainley last longer.

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Old 09 March 2005, 11:48   #5
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So you wouldn't fined many Ally Ribs with tapered tubes then!
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wonder how heavy it is?
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Mmm.... that looks awfully like the boat yard next to the river in Stourport... Might just have to pop in on the way home and have a gander at the big boat...

I have seen it as I pass buy and often wondered what it was
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Just what I need for billfishing in Latin America!

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I think Andy Micklewright 's Awsome had D shaped tubes
And thats one serious boat!!
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heres an aluminum tube rib maker near me.
http://www.alduraboats.com

they call them non deflatables. they seam to be a great and durable boat!
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