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Old 04 April 2008, 04:48   #31
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If you went out in a hardboat and did what tore the bow tube,you'd be calling for the lifeboat and your boat would be sunk.

Careful Nos, you're beginning to sound like a Rib Nobba.. all "gung-ho" and Bowie knife between the teeth..... Surely you've seen hard boats stuff and recover...ask Matt... all he did was bite the dash..and carried on racing?

Also you're no doubt aware of the various cases of ribs having their tubes ripped off in a good stuff too.....I, of course, refuse to acknowledge any bow-rider style boat as a hard boat.. They are truly the Devil's Spawn...
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Old 04 April 2008, 06:15   #32
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Careful Nos, you're beginning to sound like a Rib Nobba.. all "gung-ho" and Bowie knife between the teeth..... Surely you've seen hard boats stuff and recover...ask Matt... all he did was bite the dash..and carried on racing?

Also you're no doubt aware of the various cases of ribs having their tubes ripped off in a good stuff too.....I, of course, refuse to acknowledge any bow-rider style boat as a hard boat.. They are truly the Devil's Spawn...

You know you're right, smartarse

The point I was trying to make though is that ribs are far tougher than Clipper is thinking. There's no such thing as foolproof though.
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Old 04 April 2008, 14:36   #33
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those videos are amazing, but i wonder how long they will last if used in that manner? i am still very surprised that a bow can tear off, ribs are so versatile, but perhaps not that tough (for standard models available to the public)? though a mate did just but an 5m ex-navy duck which he claims is bullet proof...
Well many Avons have been abused by the military for 20 years and are still going strong!!!

http://www.mustangmarine.com/ribwork...olio/index.htm

These boats are seriously tough and will withstand all sorts of abuse.
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There's no such thing as foolproof though.
As king of stuffing, does that make you a fool???
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As king of stuffing, does that make you a fool???
No... Aint broken one yet

Besides,I haven't stuffed one for over a year now.
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"The point I was trying to make though is that ribs are far tougher than Clipper is thinking."

i hope so,

i guess when it is time to eventually upgrade i will really have to do my homework on which RIB is most suited to the abuse i intend on giving it, probably just start off with a couple of slaps when it mouths off and really give it a good beating if the diving is no good.

is a tear in the bow something that is considered common?
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looks like you had some damage there before from hard impact, once it starts to tear it will go very easliy, take a look at the pic of my boat and that will stop you tearing it in the first place
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Biffer do you have that guard on to protect it from the pontoons etc or for strapping over tubes to anchor cleat
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Nice accessory though very good idea.
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looks like you had some damage there before from hard impact, once it starts to tear it will go very easliy, take a look at the pic of my boat and that will stop you tearing it in the first place
Sorry .. but when you bury the nose in some blue water a small bit of stainless is noo good !
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