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Old 20-05-2009, 18:53   #1
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Caribe RIB Unsinkable?

Hello,

I have a 10' Caribe RIB.
A few years ago someone told me that the hull will keep the boat afloat if tubes were deflated.
Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 20-05-2009, 19:11   #2
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Three years ago I had a Carib dinghy that was stolen a day after I got back from the Keys. They stole my Yamaha 15 hp and fuel tank and any other stuff I had in it. It was found not too far from my house in a mangrove area. They put long slits in it with a knife thinking it would sink, but did not, it was still floating on the surface and I towed it home. If the plug was pulled allowing water to completely fill the hull then I believe it might sink. I was so mad that they just didn't just take my motor and leave my $3500 dinghy intact.
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Old 21-05-2009, 03:57   #3
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Thats terrible......

Was the hull salvageable or did it make the trash?
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Sometimes I consider other RIB's to a Caribe but when I see their rowing system I can't do it.
I mean, there is a 10' Apex inflatable on ebay, I love Apex but we live aboard full time (usually), but check out those oars.
An inflatable with a good rowing system is often very beneficial when rowing a craft notorious for poor rowing.
Caribe has great telescopic oars.

I have the model without the forward locker.
Is it possible to install one?
I am not sure what those flanges are for built into the forward floor?
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:13   #5
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I can not, for the life of me, find a bow cover for my 10'3" Caribe nor can I find a seat.
West Marine has a 85cm rowing seat and I am not sure if it will work.
The seat brackets they sell look like they will work in case I have to make the seat.
In fact, I have found very limited info for inflatable accesories on the Web.
Am I searching the wrong words?

Thanks
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I just used a large bumper for a seat.......i2f
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