Originally Posted by BogMonster
....Designers are Messrs Heath and Robinson though.....
Ahhh fine designers
often use them myself
One of the most annoying things with ribs is that you will damage the tubes if you run a working rope over them
the front Ďdí ring is generally OK but any fixing at the back can cause problems and touch the tubes if you are using a mooring line at right angles to the centre line of the boat.
I canít explain this well but here's a JW inspired pic.
I havenít shown the springs which are another issue all of their own