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Old 24 December 2017, 10:38   #1
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coastal touring/rib sleeping

as the days get longer and we get a "little" better weather i am considering coastal hopping so this involves, hopefully sleeping on my rib.
i am considering pulling into marinas each night for the stop overs
anyone got some advice/experiance ?

i have seen a biminy for ribs on ebay.
cheers.
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Old 24 December 2017, 11:57   #2
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I assume it's a not a cabin RIB we're talking about here? There's been various threads in the past with people showing their sleeping/tent arrangements on open RIB's - I recall some very nice tent type setups, but typically on 8m+ RIB's.

I haven't yet tried sleeping onboard the RIB - if overnighting I stop in a harbour where there's some accommodation ashore, or take a tent ashore with me. As long as you have a suitable space to lie down, you could use anything from a basic bivvy bag to a fancier tent or bimini arrangement. I guess it depends on your tastes, and the weather!

Just remember if coastal hopping, especially in less protected waters, that weather may force you to run slower than usual, so don't be too optimistic with speed/distance initially, and have a backup/alternative plan should you not be able to make it to your planned destination.
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as the days get longer and we get a "little" better weather i am considering coastal hopping so this involves, hopefully sleeping on my rib.

i am considering pulling into marinas each night for the stop overs

anyone got some advice/experiance ?



i have seen a biminy for ribs on ebay.

cheers.

james.


Speak to Ribochet on here he sleeps on his rib and had a cover specially made for cover. J
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