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Old 22 October 2002, 12:03   #31
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Old 22 October 2002, 12:10   #32
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IS that the 8.5 that jonny boys had for sale????

How did it compaire to the 6.5????

was there foils on it???
We tested the proto-type extensively with Malan in Cape Town, sans foils. She went superbly. Two were ordered, the first being ours and the second one went to Jan Falkowski. We took delivery of the rib 4 months later and found that she was an incredibly wet and hard ride. The reason for this was the fact that the two s/s under-deck fuel tanks were placed just forward of the console and amidship. This produced a very flat ride defeating the object of the tunnels. If you drove the boat into a very stiff head-wind, air would get under the tunnels and 'lift' her up, resulting in a sensational ride - up to 65mph - very quick! We were very disappointed as all we really wanted was a larger Hysucat, with the same sort of performance. I met John Kennet at Ribex and gave him the wheel, we were blasting around Southampton waters and I think he was impressed. I'm afraid it just did not work out. I guess that is the price you pay for trying out new things.

ps. I cannot bring myself to comment on Mr Flankers postings as he clearly has a major problem and I might find myself insulting him. In fact Mr Flanker, if you continue insulting people (calling them idiots etc) why don't you find yourself another forum where like-minded people like yourself can insult each other to their hearts content.
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Old 22 October 2002, 12:15   #33
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Anyway as far as 'Baby's' go, as I said before it would be totally irresponsible to take them out on a RIB, if you do that especially with a baby seat then you whoever you are, as far as I am concerned commiting a criminal act. You never know what could happen and the baby could be lost in seconds. What right do you have to put a baby's life at risk for self satisfaction? Selfish foolish, immature, daft (well more than that) is all I could say. I guess these people are the ones who drive with baby's loose in a car, we have all seen them, and there will always be them, idiots.
Can't agree with that flanker. You have a point about babies in ribs but I would rather take my one year old ( all suited and booted) on a 16' rib than a 16' speedboat. Much more stable and safer sat on a jockey seat holding on than being left to be beaten up on a bench seat next to rock hard fibreglass gunwhales don't you think? It's not as if I (personally) would dream of going round the IoW in a force 8 but surely no harm done so long as common sense prevails? My littlun can't get enough, she was sat playing in the boat earlier in the garden, she has only just reluctantly come inside!
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Old 22 October 2002, 12:16   #34
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Anyway as far as 'Baby's' go, as I said before it would be totally irresponsible to take them out on a RIB, if you do that especially with a baby seat then you whoever you are, as far as I am concerned commiting a criminal act.
Why single out RIBs? What, in your opinion, makes them less suitable than any other type of boat? Or are you generally against babies in boats?
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I won't go on too much as it seems that some people on here haven't got an attention span longer than a couple of lines.
Pete, you are quite possibly the most arrogant person on RIBnet -- and that is really saying something in this company
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As far as the photo of the tiny children on the RIB, I think you know my feelings. And as for you Batfalcon, shame on you if you endorse that, I think I know what category I'm going to place you in!. What do others think, kids aged about 18mths with no life jackets lying on the tubes of a RIB? Get real.
Depends on the circumstances. What are your views about children paddling or swimming in the sea without life jackets? The RIB is clearly somewhere very sheltered, and I suspect probably anchored in very shallow water. If this is the case, why should it be a problem?

My son's first RIB ride was aged five months. Does that statement give you enough information to declare me an irresponsible parent? To coin a phrase -- "get real"!

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Old 22 October 2002, 13:37   #35
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I suspect I am on dodgy ground here...
I bet you didn't think it would be THIS dodgy
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Old 22 October 2002, 14:29   #36
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While I am happy for Pete to have his say, this is a open forum, I take offense to you your comments about people taking babies and young children in boats.

I take saftey VERY serious and would never put my children in danger. In fact I would bet that people with young childern in boats are far more concerned about saftey then most

Comments like

I guess these people are the ones who drive with baby's loose in a car, we have all seen them, and there will always be them, idiots.

are offensive and I belive not applicable to the majority of people with RIB;s and famalies. I would be interested to hear you reasoning behind this comment

anyway

I won't go on too much as it seems that some people on here haven't got an attention span longer than a couple of lines.



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attention span longer than a couple of lines - but also selective in reading matter and choosing to avoid pretentious ****! My kids went to sea in fast fishing boats, yachts, ribs etc from very early ages - Nikki was a baby. Went on to sail for the GB youth squad, windsurfing instructor,powerboat instructor, adv powerboat ticket and full crew member of both the local RNLI Tyne class lifeboat and inshore lifeboat at 18. In fact have just listened to her on the radio passing the crew list and weather to the coastguard (and boy is it blowing) as they are on night excercise. So if you're up here and a 47ft lifeboat passes you with a leggy blonde at the helm its cos she was never left out of our boating activities and long may that continue!
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OK I had a bad day!

Anyway I am NOT just picking on RIBS, I love them or I wouldn't spend time here. What I am trying to say is that I would never take a 'baby' out in anything other than perfect weather in any boat. The chance of losing someone overboard in a RIB i.e. a baby, is greater in my opinion than in a boat with sides to it. What do you do with the baby if there is a fire or other emergency on a RIB? At least you have some chance with a Cuddy or boats with sides. I can't understand why peole want to take babies on boats that are made for extreme conditions, everyone agrees that these boats are for this. I chose a boat with sides so that the all the family could use it in good weather. Why have a RIB to use in all types of weather with a baby? It is obvious that when the weather is rough, someone will be left 'holding the baby' on the shore (hopefuly). I needed a family boat, a RIB would have been a selfish choice in my circumstances at this time. My time will come for a RIB, but the family comes first for me.

I still stand by my view that pictures of young children playing unsupervised on a boat without any life jacket is sickening.

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I can't understand why peole want to take babies on boats that are made for extreme conditions, everyone agrees that these boats are for this.

Just beacuse they can handle extreme conditions does not mean you have to use them in those conditions.

My RIB handles fine when it is flat calm

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What do you do with the baby if there is a fire or other emergency on a RIB? At least you have some chance with a Cuddy or boats with sides.

Have you seen fiberglass burn ?.

As we say people with kids take saftey very serious, we would be in the liferaft we carry with the EPIRB going off etc, where would you be ?.

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And as for you Batfalcon, shame on you if you endorse that, I think I know what category I'm going to place you in!. What do others think, kids aged about 18mths with no life jackets lying on the tubes of a RIB? Get real.
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You are a free man to place me in whatever category you like. But as I know and everybody else (but you), can see, those kids are on a anchored boat on a dead flat sea. It's obvious because nobody else is on the boat.
Besides that's why I posted the second photo. To show how the kids can use a rib and have fun at the same time.
Now if your kids ware life jackets when they go swimming, then they NEVER learn how to swim.
My kids did swim on their own without ANY support, before their first birthday and THAT'S what one of them is doing there. Preparing for a dive
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