whaler or rib

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Savannah, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Savannah
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    Savannah Junior Member

    For exploring the Florida coast, which is more practical, a whaler or a rib?
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    A Whaler of the same size will have better fuel economy and will be more durable.
     
  3. Savannah
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    Savannah Junior Member

    Thank you Gonzo. My uncle thought that a RIB would be more stable with the flotation up higher and not in the hull. Any truth to that?
     

  4. Mr Efficiency
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    You'd have to compare two specified boats to each other, RIB to me is a thing for divers or rescue, where a relatively soft hull is friendlier to people in the water, not really a boat for general use.
     
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