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Old 13 May 2008, 15:15   #1
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rib and diving.

hello,

do many people use there boat for diving? my rib is narrow and could do with a bigger one.
(there is a pic of it on "show us ur rig then")
it's also very rocky compared to a tornado the same length(5m) think it's also got alot to do with the small tubes, but not bad for the first boat of my own.


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Old 13 May 2008, 19:32   #2
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Hi Blueboy 758
i have a humber 6.3 ocean pro set up for 6 divers but have also seen a avon sea rider 5.4 with 3/4 diver set up
The humber still pull 28knots (volvo D3 160hp) with 6 divers 2 crew.
The avon has a yamaha f80 (hull blocked) and pulls 24 knots.

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Old 13 May 2008, 21:54   #3
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I dive off my 15 ft RIB... Once you do it a couple times and get it set up correctly its actually very convenient. Tank racks and places for fins/mask... My main problem is with 4 divers and 8 tanks i have weight issues(not space issues like you would think) however i am working to solve them right now with changing the setup of the boat.
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Old 14 May 2008, 02:50   #4
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thanks for the reply's.
the previous owner said it takes 4 divers no problem with tank rack will just have to give it ago.
had 4 adults in it on bank holiday and that when i started thinking about it.

there is a yellow tornado on ebay now 5.5 with 115 looks nice.
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Old 14 May 2008, 08:28   #5
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I've found the photo http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...3&d=1208238568

I'm sure that would be fine for inshore dives 3-up.

I spearfish/freedive from mine. I can then spend more time in the water, i've got less kit to lug about and I get to see more sealife
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Old 14 May 2008, 16:41   #6
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New RIB

If you are looking for a new Inflatable Boat you should check out, www.rubberduckinflatableboats.com!! some great deals!
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