I don't think Flanker is really a troll
, but he may as well be for the effect it's having.
The title of this thread is "RIB or Sportsboat" not "Should I take my young baby offshore in a gale -- in any boat?"
Flanker's general assertion that it is crassly irresponsible to put a baby in a RIB has been rightly challenged, because it is too general to have any validity. I don't believe that anyone here recommends putting a small baby in any
boat and going offshore, but a low speed bimble around a harbour is not going to do anyone any harm -- whether it's in a RIB, a sportsboat or the local ferry.
The subject of small babies in boats bears very little relevance to the RIB v sportsboat debate, unless you assume that all RIB owners are irresponsible and incapable of boating sensibly, slowly and in sheltered waters from time to time. I think it is this assumption in Flanker's messages that is annoying people.
Anyway, that's enough of me being diplomatic for one day. I'm off for a lie down.