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Old 15 January 2004, 12:12   #1
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why are ribs good

i posted a link on a hard boat forum asking if ribs really have a softer ride than hard boats. The general thought was that the tubes dont soften the ride and ride comfort is all down to the hull and weight distribution. If thats the case then why are ribs the so called 4x4 of the sea and ultimately so good??

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Old 15 January 2004, 12:16   #2
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Old 15 January 2004, 13:43   #3
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Re: why are ribs good

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i posted a link on a hard boat forum asking if ribs really have a softer ride than hard boats. The general thought was that the tubes dont soften the ride and ride comfort is all down to the hull and weight distribution. If thats the case then why are ribs the so called 4x4 of the sea and ultimately so good??

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Do a search on the threads and for sure you will find your answer.
We have been down that road before

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Old 15 January 2004, 16:16   #5
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Not me..

Speaking as a LandRover owner of many, many years.. who said 4X4s give a good ride?
Perhaps they were implying that RIBs were as rough as a Bears arse, uncomfortable, thirsty, slow and handle like poo... but once you drive 'em there's no going back..
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Old 15 January 2004, 16:28   #6
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I agree with Jono (has your Landie got power steering)

the real reason I boiught my forst one was that the RNLI were prepared to send people out in em (ribs that is)
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Old 15 January 2004, 17:14   #7
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Old 15 January 2004, 17:25   #8
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Yes, well most of the time! Now where is my can of ATF?

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RIBS are safer than hard boats because it is more difficult to sink a RIB.

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