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Old 25 January 2015, 14:03   #1
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Does anyone own a RIB with red tubes?

Is there any disadvantage of using a red boat for NON-rescue purposes, like fishing?
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Old 25 January 2015, 15:29   #2
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My last rib was yellow hull and dark blue tubes - same as some of the coastguard boats. It never caused me any issues.
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Old 25 January 2015, 16:22   #3
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Does anyone own a RIB with red tubes?

Is there any disadvantage of using a red boat for NON-rescue purposes, like fishing?
Some red boats seem to go pink quite quickly (I guess most other colours simply fade to a paler shade of the same colour whilst red-pink is more noticeable). Other than this I am not aware of any disadvantages.
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Old 25 January 2015, 16:26   #4
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Reminds me of a funny story. My daughter wrote a geography project about silting of the River Exe. As part of this we took some soundings at different times of the year. On the last occasion we were out early to catch the high tide. We took sounding down the estuary and then started on the channel. Just off Exmouth Docks we passed a yacht that was on its way out. The man on the helm looked at the rib, looked at the clipboard I was holding, and then started shouting and waving. I pulled alongside to hear him better. What was he saying? "I'm sorry. I meant to pay. Honestly. I only stayed one night. How much is it? I couldn't find the harbour office. I meant to pay. I looked for you last night. ...". My daughter wanted to relieve him of £25 but I felt impersonating a harbour officer may be punishable by banishment from the river.
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Red won't be a problem.

In the US, most people are surprised that SIB's come in colors other than red. The only ones I've seen go pink are the really old hypalon boats, and that's only due to a white layer of oxidized hypalon.

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Is there any disadvantage of using a red boat for NON-rescue purposes, like fishing?
If you mean ..will the colour distract the fish ... I donít think the fish over my neck of the woods are fussy what colour of boat is above them..in fact the bright red might attract them. ?

I know my red and fluorescent yellow lures attract fish .. and I cant ever recall catching a fish on a grey lure..but I donít think I have ever used a grey one..so cant really comment on that colour.

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Bright colors in a foggy area are a good thing. I would always take a red, orange, yellow, over any black or grey if allowed. SR4's generally come in grey tubes though, but are still one of the top boats. Fortunately the hull is typically orange

My PVC boat is still red after 23 years. Our climate here is very mild. So unless it is stored exposed in the sun it is not a problem.
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My tubes are red PVC and they are fine. They never seem to look as grubby as orange can. It's been stored covered or indoors all its life though so I cant tell you if they are prone to pinking.

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I also drive a red sib, sits on a red-orange trailer and pulled with a red Focus, SE. If anything, on hot sunny days here the tubes can get a little warm.
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Reminds me of a funny story. My daughter wrote a geography project about silting of the River Exe. As part of this we took some soundings at different times of the year. On the last occasion we were out early to catch the high tide. We took sounding down the estuary and then started on the channel. Just off Exmouth Docks we passed a yacht that was on its way out. The man on the helm looked at the rib, looked at the clipboard I was holding, and then started shouting and waving. I pulled alongside to hear him better. What was he saying? "I'm sorry. I meant to pay. Honestly. I only stayed one night. How much is it? I couldn't find the harbour office. I meant to pay. I looked for you last night. ...". My daughter wanted to relieve him of £25 but I felt impersonating a harbour officer may be punishable by banishment from the river.
I agree with your daughter - I'd have taken his £25!!


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