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Old 08 January 2013, 13:05   #1
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For the first time in the 50-year lifespan of RIBs, a book has been produced to cover every aspect of RIB design, operation and maintenance. It will be launched at Seawork 2013.

Seawork International - Launching at Seawork: The Complete RIB Manual by Dag Pike
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Old 08 January 2013, 14:45   #2
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Should be a great read .
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Old 08 January 2013, 14:55   #3
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Good effort I guess but ribs aint yachts; they're pretty simple. How many pages does this book have?
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His last book 'Inflatables' was a good read!
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Old 08 January 2013, 15:55   #5
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Good effort I guess but ribs aint yachts; they're pretty simple. How many pages does this book have?
Amazon says 256 pages:

First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference for all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and leisure. The emphasis of the book is entirely practical, and covers: 1. A History of the RIB * Early development * Modern design: leisure, commercial and military 2. RIB Handling * Impact of hull design, tube types, internal layout and engines * Driving techniques: throttle control and driving position * Advanced techniques for economy, sport and rough seas * Cruising: planning, weather, anchoring and communications * RIBs as tenders - stowing and towing * Launching and transportation * Safety and survival 3. Maintenance * Outboards, diesels, water jets, stern drives, fuel tanks and electrics * Tube care: cleaning, repair, replacement * Hull maintenance * Winter storage, checking for leaks, servicing The Complete RIB Manual is a comprehensive worldwide reference for all RIB owners and users, covering all the information they need to know.
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His last book 'Inflatables' was a good read!
yeah ive got that one
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It's pretty good but there is a lot of coverage of lesser know ribs.

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Amazon says 256 pages:

First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference for all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and leisure. The emphasis of the book is entirely practical, and covers: 1. A History of the RIB * Early development * .
Sounds interesting..... Funnily enough, we were working out of /staying at Atlantic college last week (not my first visit, but amazing place).... I have always understood it to be the birthplace of the RIB... as well as the Atlantic class LB (does book concur??)..... The students there are still making little 4m transomless RIBs (very cool little things), but sadly, the RNLI station is due to close very shortly

Having used the slipway in what were (relatively) very benign conditions, its very easy to see how the transomless design came about
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Sounds interesting.....
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