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Old 15 March 2010, 17:40   #1
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What RIB is this...can this be right?

This post came up on the Yorkshire Divers forum today...

"It's a 5m RIB with a 75hp 2-stroke Mariner nailed to the back. For some odd reason it's the heaviest RIB on the planet weighing a rather scary 1.25 tonnes. Built like a brick toilet, though..."

http://gallery.nusac.info/main.php?g2_itemId=469

Can that be right? What sort of RIB is it? Could it have water filled foam or something?

Just Curious Really...

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Old 15 March 2010, 17:54   #2
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This post came up on the Yorkshire Divers forum today...

"It's a 5m RIB with a 75hp 2-stroke Mariner nailed to the back. For some odd reason it's the heaviest RIB on the planet weighing a rather scary 1.25 tonnes. Built like a brick toilet, though..."

http://gallery.nusac.info/main.php?g2_itemId=469

Can that be right? What sort of RIB is it? Could it have water filled foam or something?

Just Curious Really...

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Is it a Dunlop with rounded ends on the tubes?
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Old 15 March 2010, 18:56   #4
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Left it too late to edit my last but it looks a bit like Rickuk3's old Dunlop 4.6m. It was very very heavy too-though not over 1000kg! http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...5&d=1180375496
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Left it too late to edit my last but it looks a bit like Rickuk3's old Dunlop 4.6m. It was very very heavy too-though not over 1000kg! http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...5&d=1180375496
i've had the same conversation with somebody else on here about other boats that are heavy, they don't need to be heavy to be strong, race boats are fairly light and they get far more of a pounding than most leisure ribs, i can't understand there thinking, it just put a lot more stress on other components
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Old 16 March 2010, 16:17   #6
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Thanks Guys....Dunlop looks right doesn't it...

See what you mean Biff....the weight in itself causes an issue with strength....

Friend of mine builds Carbon F1 boats...(bagged and baked).....I knew they were light, but was amazed at just how light!

I know there have been lots of posts on here about splashing etc.....happens in F1 too seemingly. He designed in a 'feature' for one particular race and never removed it as it was not of any disadvantage in other races....he told me that at later races (and where the feature had no benefit) other boats started truning up with the same feature and couldn't defend /explain why it had appeared....

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