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Old 23 September 2015, 16:52   #1
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SWMBO is sat watching Grand Designs (9pm Channel 4) and wants to know what "the RIB is". Grand Designs - East Sussex 2015 - All 4

So... ..over to the collective.
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Old 23 September 2015, 17:34   #2
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Old 23 September 2015, 17:37   #3
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Old 23 September 2015, 17:45   #4
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Saves having a trailer
Pfft! Means one has to have an extremely expensive custom trailer to go with one's extremely expensive but surprisingly lacklustre RIB!

These things have a niche market* - but it kinda escapes me...


*One Trick Pony, anyone?
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Pfft! Means one has to have an extremely expensive custom trailer to go with one's extremely expensive but surprisingly lacklustre RIB!

These things have a niche market* - but it kinda escapes me...


*One Trick Pony, anyone?
I wished i had the money to buy one, and the money to buy a house in a locatioin toi use it.... then i could just buy a BIG RIB and dry stack it lol

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There was one kicking about in France this year, what a palaver!! It took him 20 minutes to get it on the trailer, you need at least 2 boat lengths of space behind the trailer to line the thing up, then he got the boat stuck. The wheels are hydraulically driven by a separate engine driven power pack under the rear bench seat. The exhaust for the power pack exits over the transom, consequently if you run the power pack with the outboard tilted, the outboard cowl melts
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willk's 2nd Law states that "There is a fixed amount of Unhappiness in the Annual Cycle of Boat Ownership" Effectively one can move it around a bit but you pay the price at some point.

Today it's my Indespension trailer causing the unhappiness. It's suffering from stress fractures in the mudguard brackets and the swing beam retaining pins (3 of 4 broken). That said - the brakes and bearings are in A1 condition after two seasons so only replacing the back seals as one had blown out. Bearing Buddies - used carefully and often

Hopefully some happy due tomorrow!
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willk's 2nd Law states that "There is a fixed amount of Unhappiness in the Annual Cycle of Boat Ownership" Effectively one can move it around a bit but you pay the price at some point.

Today it's my Indespension trailer causing the unhappiness. It's suffering from stress fractures in the mudguard brackets and the swing beam retaining pins (3 of 4 broken). That said - the brakes and bearings are in A1 condition after two seasons so only replacing the back seals as one had blown out. Bearing Buddies - used carefully and often

Hopefully some happy due tomorrow!
This is similar to Sue's law (Mrs PD) that states:-"The number of non-working items on a boat is constant & always greater than zero" i.e when you get one thing working, something else fails. It's not possible to have everything working at the same time. The affect of Sues Law can be mitigated by carrying a piece of irrelevant, non-working kit as a sacrificial item.
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The affect of Sues Law can be mitigated by carrying a piece of irrelevant, non-working kit as a sacrificial item.
I think you'll find that this is not mitigating the effect, rather through confirmational bias you stop looking for other defects. Actually there is still something somewhere else broken!
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If I had or could afford the right water front property then they are great, nice little runabout parked outside your property just hop in start-up drive down to the water and off you go!
Come back drive out up beach or slip set it down all without getting your feet wet!
See a few but not on a roller trailer all have been on a flatbed one.
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