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The very first RIB - pics

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The Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat: De La Warr Bexhill

I finally got along to see the first RIB that started it all - a small exhibition and sadly the RIB was looking a little sad shoved outside minus it's engine due to a small alteration to exhibits when we visited.

Nonetheless a very interesting piece of history.

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That's really cool such a shame it has been dumped outside.

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Yep, it was on the top floor but there is a covered section where it was - not been back yet but it should be back inside on a raised display with the engine mounted.

When I get a chance I'll pop back (with my decent camera) and try and get some better pics.

They had to manhandle it up three floors - must weight a ton with all that mahogany...

Still, a bit lighter than when De La Warr recreated the famous Italian Job scene:



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