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Old 17 March 2005, 14:20   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
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Make: Tornado 6.8
Length: 6m +
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I thought the idea with a wave piercing hull was that rather go over the way you go through the wave. Having tubes must stop that action and if the bow did cut in and down then the water would hit the tubes with some force.

Have I missed the plot here?

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Old 17 March 2005, 16:30   #22
Country: UK - Wales
Town: St Davids
Boat name: 6 vessels -various
Make: Quinquari/Humber
Length: 10m +
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Originally Posted by codprawn
Ask quinquari - they always call it that as well....
JK is right..... not this debate please !!!

But for the hell of it our opinion.

1. IB. Inflatable boat. ie. soft floor in and out.
2. RIB Rigid Inflatable Boat. ie. slatted hard floor eg. ali panels or ply with a soft (often inflated) keel/hull. The vessel becomes rigid by funtion of the floor.
3. RHIB Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat . Solid Hull.

I guess that whilst this may be logical it is now a bit old fashioned as most accept RIB as applying to 2 and 3. Anyhow old fashioned or not its our preference.


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Old 17 March 2005, 18:14   #23
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How about that! That means I actually own a RIB!
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Old 17 March 2005, 18:54   #24
Country: UK - England
Town: Camberley
Boat name: Despe/Ali B
Make: Avon 560/310
Length: 5m +
Engine: 115 mariner/15hp
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That means i own all 3

Yeh i was gonna say...the companies class their boats as RIBs when u wud say they were RHIBs!

Your way makes sense i guess!
I like fast...Its my favourite!

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Old 18 March 2005, 02:16   #25
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Originally Posted by jwalker
It does not need to be excessive and nothing like as pronounced as the pic in this thread.
Ta JW for the skoooling.

are there any production ribs out there that may be prone to this kinda thing.

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Old 18 March 2005, 06:46   #26
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There are a couple of ribs that I wouldn't be surprised if they had the tendency but I have no experience of them so I best not mention them.

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