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Old 09 April 2013, 09:29   #1
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Swim platforms on RIBs

Can I get some ideas ( and pictures) of swim platforms on RIBs. Should I look at aluminum or stainless frame? What should I use in the tread area? Cheers, Todd.
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Old 09 April 2013, 09:36   #2
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There's one I prepared earlier!!! Ha Ha. That looks to be the best one I've seen so far. It's off a zodiac hurricane . Probably don't need mine that flash! Should there be open holes in the tread to allow water to go through, so it doesn't catch if you drop off a wave?
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Old 09 April 2013, 09:38   #3
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You're forgetting grp
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Redbay Boats make their's in GRP, specced to suit the job in mind.
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Hey thanks. Did Have a look at some on Freinds ski boats, but thought it would be easier to use a tubular frame style, so i could incorporate it into the flange of the tow D's, as a part of the attachment . How is your GRP platform attached and supported to your transom?
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Just been looking through fleebay and came across this. Could be easy to adapt.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boat-bathi...61004282027%26
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Redbay boats look phenomenal . I should have another look at GRP!
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I allways thought that a rib was a small swim platform. But that could be because I was introduced to ribs from diving

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Redbay boats look phenomenal . I should have another look at GRP!
They used the big one as a full aft deck extension, it adds a couple of square meters to the usable deck. They are supported on GRP uprights and bolted through the transom, same as an outboard. They are often used to bolt an auxie on, or fit snapdavits for a tender. The commercial guys tend to use a small one for tidying a life raft away on.
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Mine before and after platform fitted.
Two 2" s/s tube supports were then fitted from transom to under platform.
Roughed-up gel wash gives great non-slip - even if its hard on the knees.
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all our dive platforms are GRP with a moulded non-slip top . all tubes are high quality stainless steel

a standard product for stern drives and jet drives
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End result, with outboard bracket and two lugs to strap down fuel tank. And leaves room to walk off platform - hopefully something like a marina
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made my own out of GRP, from a basic mould made from MDF and then got it painted and made a little teak deck for it....
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Stainless frame, anti skid Starboard in Dolphin Grey, Armstrong flip down ladder.

It's great having the extra space. Sometimes the cooler and/or an extra 5 gallons of fuel get strapped down back there to clear deck space.
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I allways thought that a rib was a small swim platform. But that could be because I was introduced to ribs from diving

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I agree, I just go backwards over the tubes, then come back up the ladder at the back, that is when it is warm enough here to swim in the sea, maybe about twice a year. 8-(

How come the sea was warm when I was much younger and now it feels damn cold all the time ? No need to answer.
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Stainless frame, anti skid Starboard in Dolphin Grey, Armstrong flip down ladder.

It's great having the extra space. Sometimes the cooler and/or an extra 5 gallons of fuel get strapped down back there to clear deck space.
Good stuff mate! That's the sort of thing I had in mind, nice and simple and neat. Was looking at a product made from same sort of stuff as boat board but with 8 mm square holes all through it. Less strain on it in heavy seas and a bit grippier.
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Anymore ideas or pictures??
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My Ribtec has a relatively simple moulded GRP section bolted through the transom, topped with a bit of teak.
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I just need somebody to figure out how to do one with outboards!
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I just need somebody to figure out how to do one with outboards!
Ribeye seem to have quite a nice setup-it's a very small bathing platform with a ladder built in. Have a look at pics of C2 Ribs new Ribeye (called Gemineye) on Facebookand there's a good pic of one.
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