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Old 26 July 2010, 19:29   #11
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You thinking of a DIY Versadock?
Easy with some gaffer tape.
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Old 26 July 2010, 19:36   #12
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...or just gaffer tape the ends of the toobs and when it's coated in barnies, simply peel it off and re-apply? A couple of rolls per season? Whadya reckon?
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Old 26 July 2010, 19:39   #13
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Cmon thread hijackers, answer his gaffing question for tapeings sake!
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Old 26 July 2010, 19:57   #14
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SR4.7 with a sealed hull showing the toobs just out of the water at rest.

Deep vee hull and narrowish beam, so it does rock a little from side to side when you move around the boat, but this is hardly noticeable.

A downside of RIBs with toobs out of the water is they can be more difficult to climb into.
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I would be interested to know why some ribs sit on their toobs at rest and others dont. My rib sits on its toobs and is very stable. How does your rib sit at rest? What are the pro's and con's?
In my opinion one of the big advantages of a RIB is stability at rest - you won't get this if the tubes are out of the water - of course if they are out of the water no growth! If they are too low in the water there will be some extra drag, especially with poorly inflated tubes.

All of our RIBs have tubes in the water at rest - even the race ones!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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SR4.7 with a sealed hull showing the toobs just out of the water at rest.
You wouldn't get too many olives in that barrel.
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Old 27 July 2010, 06:18   #17
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You wouldn't get too many olives in that barrel.
No, hence:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36741

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yummy!!
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Old 27 July 2010, 08:45   #19
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That's in it's 'previous life', before some winter mods.
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Slightly off topic....but never seen this before. No tide here, but woun't be nicked very easily? Think the main reason is that this place is very close to fairway so owner might be afraid of stern wave damages from speeding boats.
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