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Old 24 August 2005, 21:48   #11
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My definition is that if you rely on the tubes to stop your boat from sinking whilst going about your boating....It's a RIB!! Simple as that.


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I asked the RIBCRAFT guy and the boat can float and run just fine without relying on the tubes do to the fact that they're called RIBcraft i am assuming that the tubes dont need to be in the water they just need to have a general purpose....or maybe i should og back and tell the guy to change his companies name.
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Old 25 August 2005, 10:55   #12
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I asked the RIBCRAFT guy and the boat can float and run just fine without relying on the tubes do to the fact that they're called RIBcraft i am assuming that the tubes dont need to be in the water they just need to have a general purpose....or maybe i should og back and tell the guy to change his companies name.
So if you stuff a wave it won't capsize and sink then?
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Old 25 August 2005, 11:12   #13
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didn't this convosation come up before , - if a rib with tubes out of the water is a GOOD rib ?

My view is , most bigger ribs I've seen has its tubes out of the water , it's only smaller ribs that have it's tubes half in the water ,so my question is- wouldn't tubes hangin the water slow the rib down a bit
Hannah, I consider my RIB to be reasonably large and at rest it sits with a goodly proportion of its tubes in the water. Under power its just the rear end that kisses the water... it's not the fastest RIB in the world, so your assumption that the drag of tubes will create an issue at speed would appear correct. On the flip side, it's pretty damned stable and can be thrown about with gay abandon... and yes, as Rogue points out.. it's gotta look cool..
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Old 25 August 2005, 22:19   #15
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So if you stuff a wave it won't capsize and sink then?
If you are somehow able to burst all 5 tubes and then try to get back to the dock you deserve to have your boat stuffed and capsized for being such an idiot. ive never heard of an instance where all the tubes on a RIB have popped...
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I asked the RIBCRAFT guy and the boat can float and run just fine without relying on the tubes do to the fact that they're called RIBcraft i am assuming that the tubes dont need to be in the water they just need to have a general purpose....or maybe i should og back and tell the guy to change his companies name.
Yeh but read your your post again!

The RIBCRAFT guy has told you that his RIB's can float and operate without the need for tubes......So if you belive him ask him to demonstrate this fact in normal Sea conditions by deflating the tubes 3 miles offshore. If it's a true RIB it won't get far, but if its a hard boat with "GENERAL PURPOSE" tubes like you seem to belive, you'll get home.
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Yeh but read your your post again!

The RIBCRAFT guy has told you that his RIB's can float and operate without the need for tubes......So if you belive him ask him to demonstrate this fact in normal Sea conditions by deflating the tubes 3 miles offshore. If it's a true RIB it won't get far, but if its a hard boat with "GENERAL PURPOSE" tubes like you seem to belive, you'll get home.
Eh? I don't think anyone would say that tubes are unnnecessary on a RIB for them to operate effectively!! All Ribcraft are saying is that there is sufficient built in bouyancy in the hull for it to float if the tubes all deflate - which is very unlikley!!

I've also been told that my RIBcraft will still float with all the tubes deflated, but that doesn't mean I'm going to try it. The guys who coded my RIB have tried it (not on mine, but as part of the type approval) - and apparently it still floated.

And it's still a RIB...

The tubes on mine are pretty much always in the water - see attached pictures......we were doing 25-30 kts in most of the pictures, in some reasonable swell - although it doesn't look like it......

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wasnt an arguement of wheter the boat will sink or not it was whether its a RIB depending on the Tube Characteristics.....so i think you should read the post again
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I asked the RIBCRAFT guy and the boat can float and run just fine without relying on the tubes
OK, I'll agree that bouyancy in Hulls will stop the main boat from sinking and is a safety measure, but we're not talking about that....Are we?

But what I said is that my definition of a RIB is a Boat that relys on the tubes to operate normaly. In your statement above, Mr Choppywaters. Was to suggest that a Ribcraft can RUN ie: operate normaly with tubes deflated.

Where in the States do you live, I'm going over there next weekend and you can buy me a pint and we can continue our conversation.

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OK, I'll agree that bouancy in Hulls will stop the main boat from sinking and is a safety measure, but we're not talking about that....Are we?

But what I said is that my definition of a RIB is a Boat that relys on the tubes to operate normaly. In your statement above Mr Choppywaters, was to suggest that a Ribcraft can RUN ie: operate normaly with tubes deflated.

Where in the States do you live, I'm going over there next weekend and you can buy me a pint and we can continue our conversation.

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I reckon he's one of them denture boys... you know? Mass 'o chew sets.... God I crack myself up...
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