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Old 25 July 2014, 21:53   #21
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last before I try to edit some video.

By the way, the Cunucks fabricate some of the meanest and toughest RHIBs I have ever seen. Many of which, I was told, are custom designs; welded aluminum, Huge tubes in terms of diameter, windshield wipers, holy hell, they’ll give our Navy’s Willard’s and Ocean Technologies a run for there money. I was seriously impressed.
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Old 26 July 2014, 02:42   #22
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....By the way, the Cunucks fabricate some of the meanest and toughest RHIBs I have ever seen.....
There's probably a very good reason
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Aluminium would be my choice.
You can bang it about.
Don't store your loose change or electric wire trimmings in the bilge.
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I realize this is a very old thread, but for context I'll offer a reference to what might truly be your minimum spec for a boat for this trip: North to Alaska by Oar. It's a great story about a beautiful part of the world I grew up in - if you haven't made your trip yet, this may put you over the hump. Sure it's wet and perhaps remote by Seattle or L.A. standards, but people have been travelling this region on the water for generations with some pretty minimalist powerboats (centuries if you include dug-out canoes). Not sure whether aluminum or F/G would be superior, but a nicely spec'd RIB would sure beat my 6th hand 17' Double Eagle that made a good chunk of that trip 25 years ago. Sorry for the nostalgia, envious of your trip!
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Gily, thanks man!

I look forward to reading it.

I recently purchased a bran new Zodiac, specifically for this trip. I am very aware of the limitations of my boat, but I am committed to carrying it out as minimalistic as possible, without being negligent of the associated risk. It’s difficult, given that I am drawn to opposite sides of the world, trying to explore SE Alaska and Patagonia with two different RHIBS. Neither place is easy, but it’s worth it for me.

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Hi , I have little to add as I have no Alaskan experience But I love your plans and sense of adventure.
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Only thing I can contribute of any worth for open boat adventures ... get a good drysuit and thermals and a good helmet with a visor ,it's a godsend in rain and waves !! In the Uk a Geko helmet is a good option. Have a look at them and see what is similar or better where you are. Also a good plb/epirb
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