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Forum: RIBs & ribbing Yesterday, 05:41
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Posted By Poly
Iíve never overnighted on a rib but I have...

Iíve never overnighted on a rib but I have anchored one overnight - that makes it even more important it holds! Iíd agree with you though that for a nice little lunch stop a chain is extra weight...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 February 2021, 08:20
Replies: 11
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Posted By Poly
They are a throw back to before GPS when...

They are a throw back to before GPS when estimating speed and dead reckoning were the only way to navigate. Sailing boats still use log wheels to measure speed through the water separately from...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 February 2021, 08:02
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Poly
Personally I've looked at all of the commercial...

Personally I've looked at all of the commercial schemes, and barring the issues around location they seem like a very easy but expensive way to own a boat! If you really need a shiny new boat, want...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 19 February 2021, 12:55
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By Poly
Advise on Anchor Set Up

Mmm... whilst the waves in the river might be smaller the current may not be. Iíd guess the loads are still quite high, especially when bedding it in.





Iím not familiar with a folding...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 19 February 2021, 04:37
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By Poly
Iíve never seen that anchor cleat arrangement...

Iíve never seen that anchor cleat arrangement before. A quick Google suggests that although fairly commonly used with kayaks the company do promote it for use with inflatables too. Iím pretty...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 February 2021, 12:25
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By Poly
These bits: I think if you are finding the...

These bits:

I think if you are finding the navigation stressful you either need to do some training or build up more experience, modern navigation with electronic toys to help you in a sib/rib is...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 February 2021, 10:47
Replies: 40
Views: 1,032
Posted By Poly
There's a problem on the forum where occasionally...

There's a problem on the forum where occasionally a new post doesn't appear on a new page. I'd call it a bug, but I'm sure "Tech Admin" would describe it as something like a Database Indexing Error!...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 February 2021, 09:38
Replies: 40
Views: 1,032
Posted By Poly
Dummy post to force pagination properly. Please...

Dummy post to force pagination properly. Please ignore
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 16 February 2021, 06:13
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Poly
Do you know how to override / manually operate it...

Do you know how to override / manually operate it all when it turns out that part was more critical than it seemed? Iíve found that sometimes you can make stuff work fine on the hard but once itís...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 16 February 2021, 06:02
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Poly
Would you be able to share this information so...

Would you be able to share this information so that we can all benefit from this new found insight?
Forum: Trailers & towing 13 February 2021, 05:33
Replies: 79
Views: 106,224
Posted By Poly
https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/43920881.j...

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/43920881.jpg

FYI the Cops are not the court - even in covid times...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 February 2021, 17:09
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By Poly
Except that good chandlers already do this for...

Except that good chandlers already do this for very low costs, and I was actually thinking it would be better to make the manufacturer/importer responsible; so itís built into the new cost. To some...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 February 2021, 12:53
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By Poly
Thatís the typical attitude of anyone flytipping...

Thatís the typical attitude of anyone flytipping / dumping stuff at sea: ďmy bit is tiny in the grand scheme of things so doesnít matterĒ might be perfectly Ok for the 1:1000 or fewer boats who...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 February 2021, 09:03
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By Poly
I made it to 1'30 and think you didn't mean to...

I made it to 1'30 and think you didn't mean to paste that link?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2021, 19:10
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By Poly
presumably this is the first government...

presumably this is the first government consultation you've encountered. On the scale of problems facing the DOT this is at the bottom of the list - so will be given to a fairly low ranking official...
Forum: About RIBnet | Site Help & Announcements 04 February 2021, 08:40
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Poly
In fairness the only essential qualification is a...

In fairness the only essential qualification is a £200ish, one weekend course! There will be plenty of applicants, including those with all the nice to have bits of paper too. Its probably about...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2021, 03:41
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Poly
Nobody knows - it all depends!

Nobody knows - it all depends!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2021, 03:37
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By Poly
And yet I've had not problem returning them when...

And yet I've had not problem returning them when buying replacements (I think there was a charge of £1 per expired flare?). Whether you can expect "self-regulation" or have to pass legislation that...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 30 January 2021, 07:04
Replies: 74
Views: 2,568
Posted By Poly
Mikefule- I know what you are trying to say, I...

Mikefule- I know what you are trying to say, I still donít think you are actually saying what you think you are. The OP never suggested (nor has anyone else) that it would all be OK and the RNLI...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 30 January 2021, 06:50
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By Poly
Do you know which Harbour Authorities require VHF...

Do you know which Harbour Authorities require VHF for boat of this sort of size?

Whilst a VHF course is not expensive, itís a huge part of the budget for buying this toy. He therefore has three...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 29 January 2021, 19:37
Replies: 74
Views: 2,568
Posted By Poly
strange thing to say - because it very much is a...

strange thing to say - because it very much is a free service. The French lifeboat may not be. That not to say people should go ill prepared and expect to need them - but it wonít make any...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 27 January 2021, 18:36
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By Poly
And that's why people are suggesting you get some...

And that's why people are suggesting you get some training. You don't just "tie it to a buoy", nor will any boat just sit there in almost any conditions at sea.

I suggest you read the 815...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 27 January 2021, 17:35
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By Poly
You might get laughed at for asking for advice...

You might get laughed at for asking for advice and ignoring it! What are you going to power your lilo with?

you won't decide to be 10-20m out, the wind and tide make that decision.

and you...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 January 2021, 05:33
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Poly
Size is too simple a question. Plenty of fun to...

Size is too simple a question. Plenty of fun to be had by a skilled user with a jetski in huge waves. Plenty of terror to be had in a 15m boat that's badly operated or was designed for use in flat...
Forum: Commercial operators 26 January 2021, 10:41
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Poly
I think you'll struggle to get a 5.3m boat with 5...

I think you'll struggle to get a 5.3m boat with 5 or 6 people on board with dive gear, all the coding equipment required on the plane with a 30HP engine. Of course, a boat doesn't need to plane to...
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