Originally Posted by skipper64
My Ribeye sits with its tubes well clear of the water , yet some other Ribs sit with the tubes just on or partially below the water when stationary , what are the pro`s and con`s of the two designs if there is any please??
clear = less drag so more speed / better fuel economy for the same speed, also means that if you keep your boat afloat growth (weed, barnacles etc) on tubes is less of an issue.
touching = more stable, so more pleasant if you are bobbing around at anchor / fishing / diving. also usually means the boat has lower "freeboard" so is easier to get into from the water.
has been debated much in the past...