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Old 26 April 2009, 05:58   #11
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you're obviously a boatmad follower
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Old 26 April 2009, 06:01   #12
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yes ,and this site,and a few american sites to (scream and fly/offshore only) love boats always have always will.
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Old 26 April 2009, 06:08   #13
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have sunk two race boats, haven't sunk a rib yet, and trust me i've done some miles in one
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I'll think she'll be more confused as both sites are full of......

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Old 26 April 2009, 06:14   #15
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and there we have it in a nutshell, best thing to do is tell your girlfriend you're going boating and she's got the choice to come or not
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Old 26 April 2009, 06:25   #16
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and there we have it in a nutshell, best thing to do is tell your girlfriend you're going boating and she's got the choice to come or not
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Old 26 April 2009, 06:58   #17
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So I can properly explain to my girlfriend - RIB Vs Boat?
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RIB's are like girls - they go like trains when properly pumped up, whereas 'Boats' are more like boys, they cruise around looking hard but seldom coming up to expectations unless exceptionally well endowed financially.
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Old 26 April 2009, 10:10   #18
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All in my opinion.

RIB+ Stability when stationary and at low speeds, excellent for recovering swimmers, fishing. Excellent recovery from being swamped due to high flotation brought about by the tubes.

RIB - Can burst, expensive to buy, limited durability.

IMO. The smaller the craft the greater the advantage the RIB has over the hard boat.
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If your not in hurry, take her along to Ribex next month to see what it is all about. Lots of Ribs to try.

Then go along to the Sportsboat & Rib show on the Hamble. There she can see both side by side.

My wife wanted "us" to get a hard boat, so I took her along to both these shows and came away with a RIB, which she thoughly enjoys and even pesters me to get out on it. Result....

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