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Old 24 August 2005, 13:09   #1
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RIB or not?

Not sure if this has been done before but...

When is a RIB not a RIB... when does it simply become a speedboat with tubes stuck on?

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Old 24 August 2005, 14:35   #2
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I dunno, but maybe when the tubes aren't in the water when it is at rest? Then (I would have thought), it's a speedboat with an air bag......

...I stand to be corrected......

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Does it matter as long as it gets your Juices flowing then it has gota be cool!
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Surly by definition a RIB is simply a boat with a rigid inflatable part on it (normally a tube). Does it matter if the tubes arn't in the water.
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Don't really think it affects the name if the tubes aren't in the water mere the satbility. Some say it's bad design.

RIGID - the hull / deck
INFLATABLE - the tubes / sponsons
BOAT - what it is.....

surely?

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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
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DGR - yep that was my feeling too.

Rogue Wave - the missus does that but not sure she is a RIB!

Tim M/Jizm - so if I put tubes around the Wightlink Ferries does that make them a RIB?



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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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DGR - yep that was my feeling too.

Rogue Wave - the missus does that but not sure she is a RIB!

Tim M/Jizm - so if I put tubes around the Wightlink Ferries does that make them a RIB?



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good point, wonder how much the tubes would be?
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