Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 February 2013, 14:57   #1
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,238
RIBase
no suspension seats on RNLI ribs?

Why do the RNLI ribs not have suspension seats other than cost. Are the hulls so soft riding that they are not needed?

tsm
__________________

__________________
two stroke mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2013, 15:11   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,258
It's because they're so hardcore and god like they don't need things like suspension seats or kill cords
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2013, 15:16   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,258
I should add the newer offshore boats have very sophisticated suspension seats, but not the RIBs. I ended up at an Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture all about the design a few years ago. Certainly not cheap! (Cost isn't an issue for the RNLI)
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 February 2013, 15:20   #4
Member
 
martini's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: jersey
Boat name: Martini II
Make: Arctic 28/FC470
Length: 8m +
Engine: twin 225Opti/50hp 2t
MMSI: 235067688
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,021
I think you'll probably find they're not expensive enough for the RNLI....

Sent from my portable speaking device using Rib.net
__________________
martini is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:35.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.