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Old 03 July 2014, 09:34   #1
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RIB with Bow Steps/Ramp - Do they exist?

Has anybody ever seen a RIB that has a good safe method of embarking and disembarking passengers over the bow onto a beach?

I was thinking along the lines of a retractable ramp or fold down steps but it would be essential that the setup does not interfere too much with the performance of the boat at sea.

Looking to adapt a good and proven concept for use on a 11m RIB in sheltered waters/calm conditions i.e. No surf

All ideas welcomed.
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Old 03 July 2014, 09:58   #2
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Yes there is, it appeared in a powerboat and rib magazine last year I think.

http://www.nauticatenders.com/boat/catamaran

There may be some others also.
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Has anybody ever seen a RIB that has a good safe method of embarking and disembarking passengers over the bow onto a beach?

I was thinking along the lines of a retractable ramp or fold down steps but it would be essential that the setup does not interfere too much with the performance of the boat at sea.

Looking to adapt a good and proven concept for use on a 11m RIB in sheltered waters/calm conditions i.e. No surf

All ideas welcomed.
Like the London RIB rides boat?

London RIB Voyages - Our Boat - Fastest speedboat on the Thames

Then you just need some retractable ladder (like a loft ladder affair) off the bow...
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As I recall, Nautica used to have one. The tubes on either side were separate, and the ramp made up the bow when retracted.

Found it: http://nauticatenders.com/boat/catamaran

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i thought there were some threads on old boats on here like that, people looking to do refurbs. There was a classic that people knew about but I don't remember.
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Have a look at these, whilst they are not ribs they should do the job. Pioner - Pioner - the best rigid boats for work or leisure
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Have a look at these, whilst they are not ribs they should do the job. Pioner - Pioner - the best rigid boats for work or leisure
Rotomolded polyethylene?

Trophy built a boat like this 7 or 8 years ago; I recall they had a lot of problems with keeping hardware in the boat. The lubricity of the plastic made it too easy for the screws and such to back out.

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Rotomolded polyethylene?

Trophy built a boat like this 7 or 8 years ago; I recall they had a lot of problems with keeping hardware in the boat. The lubricity of the plastic made it too easy for the screws and such to back out.

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Ah, so it's a case of choosing your glue with care then?
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