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Old 04 August 2010, 15:13   #41
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I wish people would search the forum before asking questions that have been discussed before
I wish I had the time to troll the archives, also it is good to resurface the old topics every now and then to get some fresh perspectives etc.

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just googled it, bloomin heck, they look like they'd be a handful to the novice!
To be fair they are a race boat and you have to do a dunk test (google it!) before you can race a boat with a canopy - having said that they aren't too hard to drive, visibility isn't as good as an open boat, but you can run with the throttle wide open even in rough conditions as the rev limiter takes care of any over revving problems and you are strapped in - very comfy!
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- drag in the water (which may slow you down a bit -. [/QUOTE]

The question is about RIBs at rest not whilst moving. I have a friend who has got a Ribeye 6.50s. The toobs are well clear of the water when at rest. When he moves around on the boat it appears to lean very very heavily. Thats is why I have asked what peoples thoughts are on the subject.
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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?
Some ribs sit very high at rest, not a good thing in a dive rib, for example. My attached pic shows a Vipermax dive rib.

The owners can be seen removing an inboard from a nearby Redbay to act as ballast
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The owners can be seen removing an inboard from a nearby Redbay.
The engine is obviously being removed from the Redbay, as it's the best bit, and being fitted to the more worthy recipient, the Vipermax. The Redbay will then remain alongside the pontoon to be used as a floating WC.
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- drag in the water (which may slow you down a bit -.
The question is about RIBs at rest not whilst moving. I have a friend who has got a Ribeye 6.50s. The toobs are well clear of the water when at rest. When he moves around on the boat it appears to lean very very heavily. Thats is why I have asked what peoples thoughts are on the subject. [/QUOTE]

You should see the 7.5 Ribeye's - never get any weed growing on them though!
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- drag in the water (which may slow you down a bit -.
The question is about RIBs at rest not whilst moving. I have a friend who has got a Ribeye 6.50s. The toobs are well clear of the water when at rest. When he moves around on the boat it appears to lean very very heavily. Thats is why I have asked what peoples thoughts are on the subject. [/quote]

But you asked what the advantages/disadvantages were. The disadvantage is that some people percieve that tubes dragging in the water will slow the boat down even if they come out the water when on the plane the time to get there will be slowed. Whether that is a real phenomenon or just a perception is a different discussion - but if people percieve that (or the salesman claims that) then it creates a "reason" for people wanting high tubes.

Whilst the ribeye leans over and won't be as comfortable it will only go as far as the tube touching the water - then it becomes "stable". So its not really a problem - and divers and people who like a really comfortable stable platform tend not to buy ribeyes.
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The Valiant I pictured earlier, sits with tubes on the water at rest but it doesent when under way , once the hull gets on the plane the tubes get lifted pretty much clear of the water so drag is pretty limited. This would change with a heavy load in it though .... then the 90 I had on it could feel a bit of an egg whisk
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Whilst the ribeye leans over and won't be as comfortable it will only go as far as the tube touching the water - then it becomes "stable". So its not really a problem - ....
Aye it is, it spills yer tea.
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Whilst the ribeye leans over and won't be as comfortable it will only go as far as the tube touching the water - then it becomes "stable". So its not really a problem
And when you go to the other side it becomes unstable and then stable again, simples.
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