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Old 25 June 2005, 17:45   #1
Country: UK - England
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Which tender for a RIB

I would welcome advice on what to use as a tender to a 5m RIB. This can be one man only. Thanks. Nic

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Old 25 June 2005, 19:44   #2
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Emm. Isn't the beauty of a RIB that you can bring it in close to the shore?
Low draft, Soft tubes, very manouverable. Especially at that length!

Anyway, would you be taking the tender with you?
and what would you carry in the tender? Just yourself, or including petrol cans and backpacks? Kayak is what i'd go for...

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Old 25 June 2005, 21:10   #3
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get one of those tiny rafts from a chain store that kids use to go out on lakes, blow it up, use it, and then collapse it.

a tender to a boat thats usually a tender
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Old 26 June 2005, 04:03   #4
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Hi, Well for days on the beach I use a towable toy we have, you can row it as it has rolocks! I have used this for a weeks holiday in Salcombe did get some funny looks rowing out to the mooring
Also have a 2.65M Yam with a Malta out board (great fun) this is what we use for longer holidays when the boat is on a mooring!
Have also towed it at 20 knots with no problems
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Old 26 June 2005, 04:31   #5
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Hopefully we will be able to test ours for the first time next weekend
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