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Old 24 August 2016, 04:04   #1
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Suggestions for a dinky SIB/RIB Tender

Suggestions for a small max 2.4m long rib/sib plan is to hang it off the back of our 21ft boat with a 4hp or maybe 9.9 engine if possible though that might be a bit silly...

We are in need of a tender to get to the pubs near shore & for exploring about, bit of fun really but also might double up for just me on spare days where I can't be assed to take the big boat out.


What do you suggest ideally used & inexpensive would love console steering if possible but not sure something exists? width is the boat/trailer width so can't go longer.
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Old 29 August 2016, 12:42   #2
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If you are hanging it (on davits?) then you'll want the weight to be as low as possible. So perhaps a ribeye aluminium rib or howave air floor. Beware though I think they are usually measured bow to transom so the tube cones will make it too long to fit within your actual width.
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Old 30 August 2016, 03:08   #3
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We have a ribeye aluminium rib sat on the bathing platform of our hard boat and it's brilliant
Actually lighter than our previous air floor dinghy and performs far better ours is 2.8m and goes realy well 1 up with 5hp 2/ yamaha although it is rated to 8 but I've not tried an 8 yet
Don't think you'll want steering etc due to extra weight
Our hard boat is 38ft and you can feel the tender hung out the back even though it's only a few kgs it make a difference
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Suggestions for a dinky SIB/RIB Tender

I have an Avon 2.5m RIB with a 4hp 2s old Johnson engine that has Davits! Grey tubes, white hull.

Not used it this year as kids are getting bigger. Open to offers, circa 500.

Goes on a roof rack. Based in Chester, can deliver at cost within reason or meet half way.
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Old 30 August 2016, 16:22   #5
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Plastimo do a 2.4m tender that weighs in at 21kg and will take three people. I wish I'd thought about it a bit more before buying a 1.8m version. It's small but barely contains my fat knacker frame and you have to relay people ashore one at a time so to get the family of four, including me, off the boat is a bit of a faff.
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Zodiac Cadet Fastroller. Fully inflatable. In 285, 325 & 360cm lengths. I have the 360 which planes nicely with a Mercury 9.9 on it, tops out at 15-20 knots.
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