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Old 25 December 2011, 06:43   #1
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ridgid rib

hi and a merry xmas to you all, firstly i am pretty new to this stuff so not sure , i have been told my boat is a ridgid rib . it has a v hull as a rib with a sealed wash deck , where the ribs have tubes mine is the hull continuing up to a fiberglass tube approx 6inch dia , will post photo,s asap as i would like to know wot i have, cheers,
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Merry Xmas Steve and welcome- yes lets see some images, someone will know
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Old 25 December 2011, 11:52   #4
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ridgid rib

sorry nowt like, i have never seen owtlike it, alhtough i am new to it i have been attatched to sea fishing for 40 yrs and have never seen owt like it, i will post pics asap
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RIB stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat.

You say it's Rigid and I can see it's a Boat so the only question that needs answering is: Inflatable or not? Does it have valves or any means of putting air into the tubes? As they are fibreglass I would imagine not. But is does look like a RIB.

Irrespective of the answer it will probably handle like a rib and most the items on the forum will be relevant apart from patching hypalon/pvc tubes.

So yes welcome and enjoy your Ribbing or Rbbing whatever it turns out to be.
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lol cheers i think it will be ribbing
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right here goes not sure how to add these photo,s but there is a 1st time for every thing as you can see its not what you would call a rib but is simalar, well to me it is!so tell me chaps what the heck is it, thanks steve
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Don't look like a rib to me, Looks like a dory?
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oops

i missed this one
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lol thanks but are you tellin me or asking me astra
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Old 27 December 2011, 15:18   #11
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RIB stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat.
Deffo nothing Inflatable about that.... so its a standard Hard Boat, poss a dory cannot realy see the hull form
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Old 27 December 2011, 15:25   #13
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mmmmmmmmmmmmm simalar but where that has the cathedral hull mine is a v hull, where yours has the bonded gunwhales mine is all constructed of one peice !
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That boat/picture is not mine, Just to confirm that!
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It doesn't really look like anything they have now...

You should be able to cross-reference the manufacturer from the Hull ID Number.


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where on the hull would i find anything to id it, havnt seen owt, but then i havnt looked
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Old 28 December 2011, 02:51   #18
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ok its a dory , so does anyone recognize the manufacurer of it?
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Looms a bit like a Shetland "Fast Fisher" or similar.

Hull ID most likley moulded / fixed in around the transom somewhere.

Other alternative is the 4 rivet remains or holes in a roughly 2" x 3" rectangle that will tell you where the maker's plate used to be rivetted on......

As Englishles says - if it's got a V- hull it's not going to be too far off rib handling, and there's an entire outboard section here will be relevant!
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Old 28 December 2011, 03:56   #20
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it is possibly a coastworker?? built on the isle of wight, in the 90s send some more pictures if you can also dimmentions, the made a 18ft and a 21, and have just started making the again.
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