Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 May 2024, 18:13   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Swansea
Boat name: X pro
Make: 3d tender
Length: 3m +
Engine: 30hp 4 stroke
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 92
Rib upgrade

Hi all, so Iíve had my small 3.9 3d tender xpro deep ally hull with a 30hp tiller for nearly 2 years now and itís been cracking for fishing but Iím looking to upgrade to maybe a brig 500 with a 60hp or something similar with bench seat and console. I can launch solo with ease off beaches in shallow water etc at the moment but donít want to complicate things too much. Still nice and easy to launch solo with the bigger boat etc. probably looking at an extra 200kg of weight compared to my compact rib I have now. Cheers all
__________________
Jenks87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2024, 10:42   #2
Member
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: NorCal
Boat name: SHARKY
Make: AB
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF75 & BF5
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,968
You are going to have to trailer launch a larger boat. No way around it. Solo is not an issue though.
__________________
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2024, 13:54   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chichester
Boat name: Two Jays
Make: Bombard
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 66
I’ve currently got a 5m rib with a 60 and you will of course need a trailer and suitable vehicle to tow with. But on a decent launch ramp I can easily launch and recover on my own. Unless it’s a very firm beach you probably won’t able to launch but you should find plenty of places with a bit of planning.
__________________
Johno99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2024, 16:45   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Swansea
Boat name: X pro
Make: 3d tender
Length: 3m +
Engine: 30hp 4 stroke
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
You are going to have to trailer launch a larger boat. No way around it. Solo is not an issue though.
Yes already launch with a roller trailer and can launch in less than knee height water. Also have a 4x4 but didnít want to make things to much harder with a larger rib and larger engine
__________________
Jenks87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2024, 16:46   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Swansea
Boat name: X pro
Make: 3d tender
Length: 3m +
Engine: 30hp 4 stroke
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johno99 View Post
Iíve currently got a 5m rib with a 60 and you will of course need a trailer and suitable vehicle to tow with. But on a decent launch ramp I can easily launch and recover on my own. Unless itís a very firm beach you probably wonít able to launch but you should find plenty of places with a bit of planning.
Yes already have a 4x4 and roller trailer with the current rib, the beaches do have firm sand but can be quite shallow so didnít want to make things to hard for myself if I donít need to. Can currently drop mine in less than knee height water so very easy
__________________
Jenks87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2024, 13:26   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Anglesey
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenks87 View Post
Yes already have a 4x4 and roller trailer with the current rib, the beaches do have firm sand but can be quite shallow so didnít want to make things to hard for myself if I donít need to. Can currently drop mine in less than knee height water so very easy
You should be able to do the same thing with a larger rib. The larger boat won't need much more depth to float. It might be worth considering fitting a drop down full size wheel near the trailer tongue that you can use to pull the trailer out with a rope though.

If you can sit the boat on its trailer on the sand and have it roll easily, like you can if you have proper front wheel and not a jockey wheel, you can detach it from the car, push the boat in (with help perhaps), then drag the trailer put with a rope. Same thing when recovering, push the trailer in by hand, put the boat on, pull it out with a rope. I did this for years, before I got a tractor, with 6m+ boats (but I had help).

I still have my drop down wheel setup actually. I keep meaning to fit it to my current trailer just in case I have tractor issues. I'll do that this summer.
__________________
Kristoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 02:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.