purchase ridged inflatable plans

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  1. Nicholas Clark
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    Nicholas Clark Junior Member

    I would very much like to build a fibber glass hull rib. I have built wooden and glass boats but not a rib. I was a member of the Severn Area Rescue Association Lifeboat in the UK when I was younger. I would very much would like to build them a Rib about 5 to 6 meters long. Perhaps a deep v or something built for speed. Please could you help me purchase some plans for this project. Thanks Nicholas
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    I would think that a one off rescue rib would be built of Aluminum.

    A rescue crafts design, construction and fit out is rigorously controlled. You should contact a NA who specializes in these purpose built craft.

    Perhaps try Alnmaritec

    http://www.alnmaritec.co.uk/downloads/alnDB_36.pdf
     
  3. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    At 5 meters, you may want to look at "inflatable racing catamarans" for ideas.
     
  4. Nicholas Clark
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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Market value for a RIB is higher than other boats which gives some viability. I am still highly skeptical whether you can build a RIB cheaper than buying one used. There are not many homebuilt RIBs. The difficulty of government / emergency use accepting a homebuilt is another difficulty.
     
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    jonr Senior Member

    I understand the value of inflatables - you can deflate them and put them in a small space and the flexibility softens the ride. RIBs aren't clear to me - the value is just to have a large rub rail/fender?
     
  10. BobR
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    The continuous fender is perfect for a tender.
    RIBs have more flotation than non RIBs and it's located up high to keep a swamped boat floating level and high.
    The flotation is also easy to inspect being on the outside.
     

  11. Nicholas Clark
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    Nicholas Clark Junior Member

    Thanks guys
     
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