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Old 27 September 2002, 16:14   #1
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I know this site is called RIBnet, and manufacturers call them RIBs now but is the real term RHIB - Ridgid Hulled Inflatable Boat?

Answers on a poast card please...


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Old 28 September 2002, 04:33   #2
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Rigid Inflatable Boat or Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat -- the choice is yours!

Either way it's not very helpful as people immediately think of a dinghy or yacht tender, and are very surpised when a ten metre 600hp beast hoves into view . . .

RIB seems to be used much more than RHIB which only seems to be in common usage in the US.

Neither is wrong. I prefer RIB

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