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Old 05 September 2006, 07:12   #11
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If you don't need to sit on them?!!
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Old 05 September 2006, 07:30   #12
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Is it a RIB though?

I've been wondering about this also - at what point do the tubes become a fancy wrap around fender and fashion accessory? Not that that isn't a sufficient reason to have them.....

Is there point at which the volume, depth and weight of the main hull, compared with the volume and depth of the tubes makes the effect of the tubes relatively minor? or is there a benefit to having outboard boyancy even if you are a relatively big craft?
Perhaps this links in with another current thread on here where the discussion is ongoing about what tubes do and whether they should be in and out of the water at various stages of operation. If the tube does nothing when the boat is stationary then does it need to have them? I don't know................
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Old 05 September 2006, 07:40   #13
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Yes they propbably are linked, but that discussion is more about drag. I assume that in heavy weather, the cushioning and stabilising effect of the tubes is similar whether they are just clear of the water or trailing in the water - thats when a few kn of speed isn't too much of a concern. (Well at least to me its not.)
For the bigger hulls, a tube would have to be huge to be in the water - or the boat to have little freeboard.
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fantastic piece of kit


you wouldn't buy one for the North Sea but it looks perfect for the Med if you prefer a rib to a hardboat

a bimini might not look that good but it is absolutely essential ;in Nice this summer we had 37 -38 degrees reguarly and not only you but kids will fry if you can't get shade

the revengers sea keeping should also allow for a decent cruise offshore -Corsica perhaps?
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Old 05 September 2006, 10:46   #15
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Is it a RIB though?

I've been wondering about this also - at what point do the tubes become a fancy wrap around fender and fashion accessory? Not that that isn't a sufficient reason to have them.....

Is there point at which the volume, depth and weight of the main hull, compared with the volume and depth of the tubes makes the effect of the tubes relatively minor? or is there a benefit to having outboard boyancy even if you are a relatively big craft?
I have made this comment about many new RIBs out there but the tubes on this one are almost in contact at the back - more so than many others. Also they carry on right around the bow - again unlike many other so called RIBs.

With Revengers experience and awesome hulls it should be something special.
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When they become just a bumper so the idiot playboy at the helm doesnt' have to worry about hitting things at low speed.
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