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Old 21 December 2002, 14:55   #41
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Old 21 December 2002, 15:00   #42
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so what material are you recommending for a fuel tank on a petrol engined rib ?

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Shut up you stupid teenager, what are you doing here anyway, you know nothing, you should be at school. I have done everything to to with boating, you are just a little scum bag that is trying to be a real man. Anyway that boat you are on about buying is crap, get a Scorpion with your pocket money, now bu..er off this site now (Old Flanker)

Hi Narked,
Nice to see you here mate, good that someone your age is not out selling drugs but actually getting involved in a healthy sport. You have been very helpful to the forum, keep it up. I don't know too much but if there is anything I can do to help let me know. I hope that you get the boat you are after in the end. Are you going to the LBS, maybe some of us could meet you for a drink or two (New Flanker)

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Old 21 December 2002, 15:09   #45
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Sorry I don't agree, as I said ealier, I think the concept of a rib is exellent for certain purposes, including long range stuff, workboats rescue etc, mainly on the grounds of the unsinkability aspect, (wreckage to cling to theory) , but cruising for me, means at least a reasonable turn of speed say 40-50 knts, if it were too rough for that I probably woudn't set off, at 40-50 knts sitting up high on 'top' of your average rib as one does, they feel to me like a slight hook or forced change of direction whilst not concentrating could result in a rapid involuntry dissmount! people do seem to get chucked out of ribs on a fairly regular basis in racing, I'd rather be inside a boat (below combing or side screen height)
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Old 21 December 2002, 15:18   #47
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Agreed, at those speeds, a full racing harness would be my first choice. Thankfully lots of ribs won't reach those speeds and those that do not for long if they are petrol. Been there. But at 25 knots well the crew relax, smoke, drink coffee and enjoy the experience. When diving I rarely drive my own boat since everyone else want to have a go, and at that speed I am happy for them to do so. I aslo want to ensure that everyone in the club is proficient at driving a rib. As a diver being run down by your own rib is not going to be a good day.

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I would suggest N-8 alluminium, and make sure the baffles arn't welded to the bottom surface of the tank, thats where they allways fail if the tank isn't properly suported and the bottom can 'pant' or try to 'pant' on hard landings, eventualy where the baffle and the bottom surface are welded there will be a fracture--BINGO, it's the same with s/s but 50 times worse
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I conceed, at 25 knts they're great, I geuss I like getting places a little quicker than that
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Is Splodge like an Orcadian? (A teller of Sagas). Or perhaps he's the opposite. (A seller of Targa's!)

Pete7, just had to rip my s/s tank out cos' it had cracked on a weld. Now use plastic tanks for the portability aspect.
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