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Old 06 January 2012, 14:26   #21
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Country: UK - England
Town: Yarmouth
Boat name: 74 Rouge
Make: Aquavite
Length: 7m +
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This is an aluminium stepped hull RIB as built by A&M Fabrications - on the Isle of Wight.

Really nice riding and perfroming hull - but I might be a touch bias!

Build quality is excellent.
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Old 06 January 2012, 15:43   #22
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Originally Posted by captnjack View Post
Glueing the tube on is not really any different than glueing hypalon to GRP. I think they even use the same sikaflex.
Pre-treat the aluminum with Alumabrite, followed by Alodine. Use normal hypalon glue, and it seems to work fine.

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Old 06 January 2012, 15:59   #23
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Ocean dynamics, build possibly the best rib in the world (ally hull) in fact I think im write in saying the owner virtually invented the rib back in the late sixties, if you look up mustang marine based in wales, fantastic boats but fantastic money
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