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Old 03 November 2008, 13:57   #1
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Protector for bow tube

I saw this RIB at a yard in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago. I was in a real rush so just took a couple of quick snaps on my phone camera.

The tube around the bow is protected by a GRP moulding, which is bolted onto the hull under the tube. Stainless rails attached to the top of the moulding loop over the tube and bolt down on the inside onto the deck.

It was not the best quality of workmanship, but I thought it an ingenious alternative to a hard nose RIB. It certainly made the boat look aggressive!
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What a way to ruin the look of a decent set of tubes coming together !
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How about:

Buggered if I know why.



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They could do with one of those for the portishead lifeboat.
maybe thats closing the stable door after the hoss has gone!
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A stuffing strap is a lot neater!!!
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i think this is better to stop tube damage, my rib is now 5 years old
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i think this is better to stop tube damage, my rib is now 5 years old

Rib Bling, Nice

Seriously, I do like it, and can understand how it could be useful.
Not for stuffing though.

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i dont worry to much about stuffing
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