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Old 22 December 2002, 06:52   #101
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Alan, I thought you had more records than I could see on hotribs.com, looks like you need to get Mike to update his site
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Old 22 December 2002, 09:10   #102
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Splodge

Just the Hull is about 2,000-2,500 that will include carriage to Cape Town and loading it on the cntr on a wooden base.
If you want to have it on trailer the price for a galvanised SS trailer with waterproof lights, winch etc is about 650
Shipping costs if you use one 40 ft cntr just for the boat will be about 1,830.00 (last year price) but you can bring it here with other peoples staff (this is called GROUPAGE shippment) and pay about 50% less or even less than that.
Customs clerance expenses about 100 this inc agency fees etc
Imports from SAfrica do not pay duty in the UK (you need to have a GSP7 or G7 form (is called something like that) issued at the port of origin - they do that from SAfrica any way).
You pay VAT @ 17.5% on top of the buying price.

TANKS I trust the heavy duty plastic on deck (no hidden supprises). Sorry no one can change my mind on that one.

Cheers

PS I calculate with ER Zar 15 = 1.00
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Old 22 December 2002, 09:17   #103
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Hi sploge,


I wonder If you could help mi,

What range and fuel consumption of your big boat,and also im interested in its weight,has it got one a them GZ curve thingys and what drive system does it have.

Is it a new boat as it sounds like you have had some great/memeroble times in her,I think its just great, great.?

I know nothing about racing boats but it sounds to me like you do and any advice would bbe appreciated. Tell me what is the secret of succses in this demanding field.

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Old 22 December 2002, 19:14   #104
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Hi guys,

Just got in from working on the rib, hey, it sure is addictive.

Sorry about the fuss and confusion yesterday, I get the impression I may have upset a few people, but it wasn't my intention.

Very early on in my postings, I asked the question as to where I could get my tube repaired, I think someone said that they weren't made of hypalon, possibly pvc, any ideas.

I also asked about x heights, any one got any info for me.

It seems from reading your posts that you are all very passionate about ribs, but I do have one question, and please don't get your knickers in a twist.

I would like to think that ribs and powerboats have quite a lot in common, after all the vast majority of them started off as powerboats, ie: revengers, rings, phantoms, fletchers, etc.

So my question is where do SIB's fit in to this, surely most of these are owned by yotties, who are without a doubt the enemy.

Why do you seem to give powerboaters such a hard time, but tolerate SIB owners who could well be closet sailors???
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Old 22 December 2002, 19:25   #105
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SIBs are even more manly than RIBs! (Unless used on one of those daft thinks with a plank of wood and some sheets instead of an engine). Smaller boat, smaller engine, same old big nasty sea!

Seriously, SIBs are a lower budget version of RIBs. Cheaper to buy, cheaper to run. Alright, so you can't go out in the same sort of conditions, but they're still pretty stable. Plus they have the added advantage of fitting in the back of the car when they're deflated. Take em anywhere!

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Old 22 December 2002, 19:32   #106
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Sibs as you call them are also known as RNLI inshore lifeboats.

X boats on the tyne class and Y boats on the Aruns, are just as sea worthy as ribs in certain conditions.

You may not agree but in certain conditions they hold to the water better than a Rib as the centre of gravity is lower and a vacume is set up between hull and water.

Rnli Inshore Sibs as you call them, are well documented as recue craft and are capable of facing far bigger seas than is realised.

But are classed as inshore,as the decision to use them and in what conditions is down to the opperater/coxan.

Im not recomending people try this but if you read rescue information you will see x,y boats play an important place in rescues in quite bad conditions.

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Old 22 December 2002, 19:33   #107
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Narked, working on your theory, does it mean you could be even more "manly" with a lilo, or how about water wings, and the advantage of those is that you could keep them in your saddle bag!!
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Old 22 December 2002, 19:41   #108
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Hey Narked, just looked at you profile, and it seem we share a common interest.

I learnt to dive with BSAC, Harrow & Wealdstone branch. Long time ago. Back in the days of twin hose, Siebbe Gorman or something like that.

Don't do much now, last time a year ago on the barrier reef.
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We cover SIBs because they are very very similar to RIBs. Nowadays a lot of SIBs have inflatable keels too, so are similar in shape to RIBs. They have inflatable tubes, like RIBs do. We aren't the only RIB oriented place that also covers SIBs. The upcoming issue of RIB International has an article by a Mr Keith Hart, all about SIBs. Keith is one of the members here, and is the "brains" behind the Orkney SIB Expedition 2003!

Lilos? Where do you put the engine? You'd need to power it manually! And that means exercise. Exercise isn't manly, it's just plain daft!

I reckon that the crew would give up on conditions in a SIB before the boat itself would.

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Crazyhorse: we're all bonkers, otherwise we wouldn't be on this bloody forum!

It seems now that things have got a bit more peaceful at last! Back to on topic discussion.

Yup Dirk, I'm a diver, also BSAC trained. Hopefully going into the Royal Navy as an EOD Diver sometime next year, which will also involve playing about on RIBs!

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