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Old 30 September 2009, 02:17   #21
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I don't want to start a war,

so I won't mentioned names, but many (although not all) of the manufacturers I have written to were very slow in coming back to me with answers to my questions. Some never replied at all.
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Old 30 September 2009, 04:27   #22
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Cat B is structured for waves up to and including 4 metres and is classed as an offshore Rib


Cat C is for waves up to 2 metres and is classed as a costal Rib

Im glad that some of you guys out there found Dave at Ribquest helpful.
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is the theory, but the practice is a different ball-game. Depends on the boat, your experience, luck, etc.

Take a Bat, for instance, which is a 6 mt rib with 24 or 26 inch tubes, and is a very heavy boat. Can this be compared to those skinny fledglings which can be blown away at the sight of a big wave? Perhaps, because some might say that a rib is not a displacement vessel, and although bigger and heavier is usually better, these are many variables to take into account. The RCD cats., although offering an indication, cannot be taken as law.
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Can this be compared to those skinny fledglings which can be blown away at the sight of a big wave?
Do you mean rib brands named after birds?
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Have to think about that,

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Do you mean rib brands named after birds?
No, I think he means rib manufacturers that have been in existance less than 25yrs.
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No, I think he means rib manufacturers that have been in existance less than 25yrs.
Chill Mullet, I'm just yankin' yer chain. He did have to think about it tho..
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Willk,

Been busy, but now I am back.

I meant "flimsy", liughtweight, like little sparrows. They fly fast, but have no weight. Not like heavy buzzards.
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Chill Mullet, I'm just yankin' yer chain. He did have to think about it tho..
No sh*t?!
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