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Old 05 May 2003, 10:03   #51
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Thats a "lifestyle" type 4x4 to you and me, Keith
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Old 05 May 2003, 15:43   #52
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To be honest, I bought my first Rib cos it was a cost effective way of getting the adrenaline out of my system as it was half the price of an EVO6. I think that is a good marketing ploy

What RIBS do have is much better sea keeping than hard boats and seem safer in rougher conditions, but I think people who are into buying a RIB have probably worked this out already, so let's explore the utility side of Ribs and other features I would like to see from the manufacturers. I also think that Rib buyers are looking for percieved VFM so here are also some ideas for that to

Interchagable Diveracks, Seats, Palett tie downs s etc. But this must be the real deal and not some dodgy system that doesn't inspire confidence.

A bow cleat that can be reached by people with normal length arms

An option at purchase to have Armadillo tubing as per Avon seariders,

An auto bilge pump that works for a year

reasonable fixed prices for extras (fixed for the first three years of the boat) .....this deal should be transferable to a second owner if the bolt was sold within three years. You could also extend that option , taking account of inflation.

A guaranteed minimum buy back price (variable with the age of a boat) when trading in for a new craft

A place to put the f**&^% anchor so that it doesn't bang aroung inside the relatively thin GRP Hull, as in tie down points in the pointy bit of the hull

A console that had removable instrument panels. So that when one needed to replace the GPS you could order a new panel ( possible precut for the new model) for easy stress free replacement improvements

An inboard fuel tank with a reserve built in, ( pull lever to activate) I think this would be a Vaast help.

If you want any more ideas you gotta buy me drinks.
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Old 05 May 2003, 16:34   #53
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What are your views of a RIB with a solid bow section rather than inflatable??
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Old 05 May 2003, 17:22   #54
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I think they are brill

1. Loads of room to put the anchor and chain in.

2. Cuts the cost of tubes down because you only need two straight bits.

3. Good place to put a cleat that everyone can reach and mooring lines don't have to run over the tubes.

4. Great way to anchor the tubes on to the boat so they don't fall off. Watched a BWM loose its tubes one night in a F5 20 miles south of Jersey. They peeled further back when the nose hit each wave.

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Old 06 May 2003, 04:12   #55
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Greetings All
Hard nose fine if you can drive (not saying that soft nose owners can't its just some view tubes as fenders!!) and are not involved in safety duties.
As for tie downs PLEASE makes life easier and safer, if carring a load, ie spare ground tackle for racing, bouncing around.
A big well at the stern to catch water is also safer to knee in front off and then bail out, a lot safer than hanging over the stern dry suit round the waist! Remember the USCG have a man over board catagory call OFS (open fly syndrome)!
I also like the idea of the good strong hatch in the foredeck for storing the anchor etc.
Flare box holders on the A frame so the kit is available, but out of the way.
Decent cleats that you can actually use not some tiny plastic item that you are scared will break if you put a load on it.
Well thats my 2 pence worth
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Old 06 May 2003, 07:50   #56
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Hi folks

Well if you had asked me last yer i would have had a big list, but many have then have been sorted in the new boat.

HOWEVER, 1 month on here is my list, many which have already been said.


Bigger bow cleat so you can get more then 1 rope on for rafting up etc.

More room in the engine/console duct to you can get cables through without feeling your pulling the engine through as well
(does worry me the though of chaffing throuch cables, fuel lines etc with the draw cord)

Transom cleats or other means so youu dont have to tie up using the A frame.

Bigger hatch on the anchor locker so you can get a sutable sized anchor though without it being like a Krypton Factor puzzle, 10KG in my case and would have like a 15KG.

Think thats it, not much to date and mostly resolvable.
hope it does not grow too much

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Gary, you made a very valid point with the under deck trunking. How many ribs do you see with the fuel lines and battery cables going down the same trunk.

If you saw a car for sale with the battery cables wrapped around the petrol fuel line for several feet which was then hidden out of sight would you still buy it ?

Yet most of the builders can add a second trunk in at minimal cost during the building process, so WHY DON'T THEY ?
Something else you don't realise until your on your second rib when you can specify it if you are buying new. My Osprey above was fitted with two just to split the electrics and fuel lines.

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Old 12 October 2004, 17:24   #59
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