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Old 14 February 2009, 11:38   #1
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RTW in an eighty foot RIB!

Yes, an 80 foot long RIB! Has anyone else seen this yet?

The attached picture shows the design of Offshore Expeditions prototype design for the RIB that Alan Priddy intends to use for his next crack at the RTW challenge. Yes, I understand that he's going to have a go at the record once more.

This incredible craft appears to be a 'hard nosed' RIB with a 'wave cutter' hull and it is 80 feet long! It has twin engines that aren't yet on sale to the general public and it will have a range of 6,000 miles so they will only need 4 or 5 fuel stops!

Wow, what a RIB, surely it will be the biggest RIB ever built?

If anyone else can shed light on this please let us all know.

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who's sponsoring the tubes ??
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Old 16 February 2009, 10:22   #4
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who's sponsoring the tubes ??
You are but I have not poured enough beer down your neck yet!!!

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I'll be impressed if it'll fit in your new workshop to fit the tubes

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alan you will need a big tanker cider not beer ,nasher new unit is only 60 ft long but with room to extend ,will post before and after photos of the building in a couple of weeks when we have moved in .
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I'll expect a guided tour when we come down.
Looking at first 2 weeks in August at the moment.

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Dumb question time...

On a boat that big, what advantages do the tubes give?
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I think it means you can have a stab at setting or beating existing motor boat records, but claim that you did it in a rib.
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They'll also keep it afloat when Alan decides to fill the boat with water.
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Ha! I suppose they could be used as seats?
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They'll also keep it afloat when Alan decides to fill the boat with water.
Thats to make it more stable.
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Dumb question time...

On a boat that big, what advantages do the tubes give?
If the Titanic had been fitted with tubes we wouldn't have to put up with endless repeats of Leonardo Dicaprio!!!
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the tubes make it dual purpose ,rib record and ballooooon record if fild with helium
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Dumb question time...

On a boat that big, what advantages do the tubes give?
Do you know what the seas can be like in 50 South? A 10m swell with a 4m curl on top of that! The boat needs to be dimentionned to the conditions.
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