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Old 26 April 2009, 03:07   #1
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So I can properly explain to my girlfriend - RIB Vs Boat?
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Old 26 April 2009, 03:14   #2
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Do you mean why you should buy rib rather than a hardboat?
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Old 26 April 2009, 04:06   #3
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you can sink a rib
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best thing to do is let your girlfriend have a look on this site and then www.boatmad.com and then she can make her own mind up. saves pages and pages of crap on here
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best thing to do is let your girlfriend have a look on this site and then www.boatmad.com and then she can make her own mind up. saves pages and pages of crap on here
Or better still let her have a look at both types of boat in the 'flesh'.
I've found (and it is a generalisation (look mum I pelt it!) ) that wives and girlfriends like hard boats with some shelter and comfort.
In fact I've got my wife on my back to get something more suited to her and kids. Looked at a couple of small trailer displacement boats with in board diesels. Looking at the fuel costs of going 6 or 7 knotts everywhere for next to nothing is winning me over. Could be a searider for sale soon.
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you can sink a rib
can you tell me of any ribs that have sunk without trace
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jolly sailer,i think was the name,anyway not getting into this,if you think a rib cant sink,then your very misguided
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if i remember correctly they did find it, i might be wrong, you'll have to be a complete arsehole to burst at least 5 chambers and hole the hull to sink a rib
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so they can sink then
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you're obviously a boatmad follower
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yes ,and this site,and a few american sites to (scream and fly/offshore only) love boats always have always will.
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have sunk two race boats, haven't sunk a rib yet, and trust me i've done some miles in one
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I'll think she'll be more confused as both sites are full of......

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and there we have it in a nutshell, best thing to do is tell your girlfriend you're going boating and she's got the choice to come or not
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and there we have it in a nutshell, best thing to do is tell your girlfriend you're going boating and she's got the choice to come or not
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RIB's are like girls - they go like trains when properly pumped up, whereas 'Boats' are more like boys, they cruise around looking hard but seldom coming up to expectations unless exceptionally well endowed financially.
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All in my opinion.

RIB+ Stability when stationary and at low speeds, excellent for recovering swimmers, fishing. Excellent recovery from being swamped due to high flotation brought about by the tubes.

RIB - Can burst, expensive to buy, limited durability.

IMO. The smaller the craft the greater the advantage the RIB has over the hard boat.
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If your not in hurry, take her along to Ribex next month to see what it is all about. Lots of Ribs to try.

Then go along to the Sportsboat & Rib show on the Hamble. There she can see both side by side.

My wife wanted "us" to get a hard boat, so I took her along to both these shows and came away with a RIB, which she thoughly enjoys and even pesters me to get out on it. Result....

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