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Old 12 April 2003, 06:44   #1
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I am trying to find informations about the first RIB that was built,
when ? Where ? who ? pictures ?
If anybody have any information or can tell where to find some information.

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Old 12 April 2003, 08:03   #2
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Hi Mats

Try the Zodiac website

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Old 12 April 2003, 09:49   #3
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I think you would be better contacting the RNLI and Atlantic college in wales.
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Mats,

I remember reading an article a good few years ago in the Workboat magazine and I think it had been written by Dag Pike. This was about the development of the rib concept from a sib and involved as Crazyhorse said the RNLI and the Atlantic College in Wales. I believe that as a a result of that development work the Atlantic 21 was born. Best try and establish contact with Dag Pike and perhaps here the Rib International magazine can help you.

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book called rigid inflatable boats by....colin jones may be of use to you, esp.. section on history and development
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book called rigid inflatable boats by....colin jones may be of use to you, esp.. section on history and development
I have been trying to get this book for some time now but no longer available. Even amazon.com can't come up with a copy

If anyone has a copy and has no further use for it I would be happy to purchase or just borrow it

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Andre don't bother its not worth the read. It was out of date when it was published. Probably why its no longer published.

My copy went to the charity shop a while back.

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I found a copy of this book a short while ago...

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...3373#post13373

Andre - If you would like to borrow my copy, just drop me a PM. Mind you, if you can find a copy in "The Works" it's cheaper than posting it around the country - I think I paid 1. Like Pete said, not a book that's particularly stood the test of time well.
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OK guys many thanks will take Pete's advise and not waste money.

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hi matts , ive have also heard that ribs were first produced about 15 miles from me @ atlatic college in the vale of glamorgan but would be interested if anyone can confim this , otherwise im going to have to get off my arse & go down there myself and find out , regards bryan
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