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Old 21 January 2005, 06:06   #11
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Hello all,

As you all probably know, RIB's are not prevalent on this side of the Atlantic and I haven't yet been able to figure out why.

The absence of ribs in the USA is very strange. As your $ is worth 30% less than the Euro I thought that a rib would be a good buy but nothing second hand was for sale . Maybe you guys should be looking for the agency for some of the European ribs ! Anyway if you decide to try a tranatlantic rib raid let me know
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Old 21 January 2005, 18:02   #12
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I tried to get a rib over here the money needed was way more than I had thought.
Shame I love rib diving.
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Old 22 January 2005, 23:00   #13
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Soundnav. Off season here but I got enought charters at the end of last year to suggest a good level of interest here. I do similar tours to what your thinking, calling it "family adventure". Lighthouse tours, sightseeing, Wildlife, maritime history, taxi, etc... I set the boat up with a standup console and a wrap around leaning bolster for me. The console seats two on the front and I put in 4 Todd pedistals with seats in front of that for a total of six paid spaces (besides me also room for one more stand up if occasion arose). All passengers are in front of me which I like, especially when carrying kids. The Todd pedistals are fixed on the aluminum base plates and can be easily removed for more space such as taking out divers, etc. So far no complaints about the seats instead of jockys, but I tend to take it easy when carrying for hire. It is powered with a merc optimax 115. I top out at about 40 with just me and my buddy Maddie (my dog). I think I can tweek a bit more speed out of it after having some recent conversations with my engine guy. (Just finished 100 hour service and had some discussions about RPMs attained). I have commercial charter insurance from Port South that covers us for up to 20 miles offshore and no winter lay up. A good plan and pretty reasonable I think. David.
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Old 23 January 2005, 13:28   #14
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David Lawn - Your operation sounds good. I have some drawings of a RIB that I may have built for a similar purpose. I can mail some copies of them to you. If you're interested, send me a mailing address to my e-mail account. My e-mail is soundnav@hotmail.com.

Also, do you have a telephone number for Port South Insurance?

Do you ever head up to the New York metro area? If so, I'm only about 40 miles east of NYC located on Long Island Sound. If you ever find yourself up this way, give me a heads-up and we'll go for a boat ride.

Cruising the Sound year round....

Take care,
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Old 23 January 2005, 16:44   #15
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Soundnav... Where abouts on the sound? My wife grew up in Lake Ronkonkama (sp?) and we still have family and friends we get up to see occasionally in the area (Rocky pt). Will try to look you up on next visit. Same offer if your ever down this way. Port Souths number is (910) 763-4446 (or maybe 910-343-0005), and the ladys name is Amanda Smith. She is my broker and is very helpful. I think the binder is written with Charter Lakes out of Michigan. Dave.
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Old 23 January 2005, 18:00   #16
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No way I'm President, sounds like it might mean work! My unofficial title in my family is "Associate Recreationalist" as my retired uncle has claimed the title of "Chief Recreational Officer" of his fictional company called "Recreational Endeavors".
You can all be "Executive Vice Presidents" or whatever you want!

One of the great advantages of using RIBnet to arrange cruises, rather than forming a club, is that you don't need a committee, a treasurer, membership secretary, newsletter editor or any other of those thankless tasks!

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Old 24 January 2005, 02:37   #17
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One of the great advantages of using RIBnet to arrange cruises, rather than forming a club, is that you don't need a committee, a treasurer, membership secretary, newsletter editor or any other of those thankless tasks!

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You forgot...

Committee Meetings

and

'Minutes of Committee meetings'

Yep...we're big fans of the 'we're going out...anyone else out?' approach for the shorter spins.

A bit more work probably needs to go into the longer spins & thanks to Biboa for looking after peeps there.

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Old 24 January 2005, 12:25   #18
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Too true

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I tried to get a rib over here the money needed was way more than I had thought.
Shame I love rib diving.
Guys, I'm a little North of you up here in Newfoundland, Canada, but am a recent emmigre from the UK where I was a fairly active ribber.

I would like to get a RIB or other fast, seaworthy trailable powerboat to explore Newfoundland and will be looking for something in the summer all being well. From my largely web based research so far, RIBS do seem to be as rare as rocking horse doodoo in both US and Canada and when they are found they are expensive compare to conventional powerboats. I may look at importing from the UK (although it will be a second hand boat, and finding a decent second hand RIB in the UK can be a challenge at times!) but the exchange rate and shipping costs make that an expensive proposition. I can see me ending up (lowers voice) with something like a Boston Whaler, simply as choice of boat and logistics of getting it up here will be better.

I'm also thoroughly spoiled as I used to have a Scorpion so nothing really else will do! Maybe Richard B will sell Blue Ice back to me..........
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Old 24 January 2005, 13:38   #19
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Limeydal will probablly be able to help you with costings for getting a rib into the states as he's just taken an XS-Rib from the UK to California.
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Old 01 February 2005, 19:56   #20
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dctucker - can you make it down to Norwalk, CT near the end of July or perhaps early August? I'm contemplating a Rib Rendezvous to be held at Sheffield Island (check out www.seaport.org for more info on this island).

There is a great launching ramp in Norwalk and the Huntington Harbor Lighthouse may also be included in the days events (check out www.huntingtonlighthouse.org for more info on this one).

Our menu for this event - barbecued RIBS of course!

I hoping that RibCraft USA will bring down a few boats from their plant in Marblehead and I've also contacted other RIB dealers in Rhode Island and out on Long Island in New York.

Let me know if you are interested.
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