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Old 21 December 2002, 15:25   #51
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Okay interesting, my Ribtec has two tobeleroll shaped stainless steel tanks, not sure about baffles but reasonable to assume they are fitted. They have been bonded into the bottom of the hull between the bulkheads and are very secure. So am I in for trouble later in life, the hull is 1995.

Does N8 corrode in sea water ?
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you have started quite a thread , since this afternoon 348 views, 5 pages and what a hot discussion. This is what forums are about and make the reading and participation very interesting.

I get the feeling that you have not yet been on a real rib with a true ribster in rough conditions and yet you have spent good money to buy one and not any rib. What possessed you .? Did you just one day say that is it I am now going to join the elite. Cos ribsters are the elite they do go out when it is rough just think of the brave lads from the RNLI on their Atlantics 21 and 75s, they of course have no choice.whereas we have. Hence your remark in their respect was totally uncalled for . The rib is the undisputed 4 x 4 on the water and when one wants to distinguish the men from the boys the men of course are the ribsters.



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"I conceed, at 25 knts they're great, I guess I like getting places a little quicker than that"

Then you need a hydrofoil rib, or a hovercraft.
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Yes but not badly, all the ally race boats of a few years ago were made of it Cougar,CUV, cunninghams etc, but outide should realy be sealed-etch-2 pak or similar
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There you go again, you can't resist trying to get a tube round it, even hydro's arn't safe!
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Hang on, they are using Al because its light. I have to admit that for me its still Stainless Steel. Its ability to resist corrosion when sealed under a deck are paramount, weight and a possible risk to cracking should be avoided by good design and quality. One reason I bought a Ribtec. I think we agree to differ. Whats deffinately not acceptable is some of the plastics for petrol boats. Late BWMs spring to mind.

"There you go again, you can't resist trying to get a tube round it, even hydro's arn't safe" neither are car ferries
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I think the discusion is so heated because the hardcore ribsters are so very protective of thier belief, possibly driven by some insecurities, inner doubts of thier own!!!!
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Now there I agree, a 500 ft rib full of cars would probably have survived, they do have a use!
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good rhyme!
how old was your s/s tank?
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Err, hate to say this, but its a pity it didn't sink off the Isle of Wight, or the diving club would be rather busy during the hours of darkness. Afterall if they can't even keep a third big ship away from it I am sure a rib could sneek in. Only take an hour and some big lifting bags. Anyone need a new Merc for Xmas, free hair dryer included in the price.
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