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Old 03 June 2008, 17:38   #1
Country: Ireland
Town: cork
Boat name: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140HP sUZUKI
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mooring a rib and going aground

can a rib be left on a mooring say in an inner harbour where it dries out and the rib will sit on the mud??

will the rib ly over or sit straight? is this ok on the tubes?

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Old 03 June 2008, 17:54   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Bucks
Boat name: Spare Rib
Make: Zodiac/Bombard
Length: 6m +
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Join Date: Feb 2003
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It will dry out quite comfortably at a slight angle on sand or mud. You need to be sure there's nothing nasty below as she settles (like a sharp rock).

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Old 03 June 2008, 17:55   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
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Most RIBs will be fine - just make sure no nasty rocks in the way!!!

A lot depends on how soft the mud is - mine will lean over quite a way but the tubes stay clear.
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Old 04 June 2008, 04:47   #4
Country: UK - England
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Make: Ribeye Sport
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Mine sinks in the mud.
Makes a very disgusting sound as it lifts out if you leave a full tank and plenty of gear in it!
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
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