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Old 22 November 2003, 12:00   #1
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Med Style Ribs - RIB International

I see there are some poor comments with regards to Med Style Ribs and how they handle within UK waters in this months edition of Rib International.

Anyone own a med style rib? how do they find it handles in UK waters?
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Yep, I noted Mr. Malletts comments about med style boats being positively dangerous in UK waters. Perhaps the water here is more slippery than the Med. I'm never going out in my Magnum again.

I must remember to buy a Humber next time

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I wouldn't be so quick to make a distinction between Med & UK waters. There can be substantial seas in the Med, which can form very quickly due to the higher surface tension of the saltier water.

If 'Med style' means shallow V & bench seat then your going to limit your cruising whether your at 43N or 53N!
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Its true mate. Brandon et al, Corsica & North Sardinia Pilot, Imray Publications (page 6)
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I was messingt about in the south of spain last summer and there was 3-4 foot chop on the med one day. I wouldnt fancy beign out in any smallish rib in that weather. A shallow vee and bench seat would have left you about 2 inches shorter that day.
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A shallow vee and bench seat would have left you about 2 inches shorter that day.
Why?
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