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Old 15-02-2015, 08:59   #1
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Foldable RIB dinghy

So I've been going through the darkside of the net and finally found a foldable rib called winboat at Foldable rigid-hulled inflatable boats & sailboats | Winboat.net

Anyways, I've looked at portabote, but I don't know about it as I still value what is on the deck or on the stancheons of the boat. Do you know anybody that has a foldable RIB? Or heard of this brand before? I think its priced pretty competitively compared to other boats.
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Re: Foldable RIB dinghy

I've never heard of the brand (not that that means much), but they sure do look promising. We'll be in the market for a new RIB, and those definitely look like they could be a good option for us. Having a true RIB that can be stored below decks if necessary sounds pretty handy.
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Re: Foldable RIB dinghy

Wow... looks like a helluva concept!
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Re: Foldable RIB dinghy

Yeah, I currently have a inflatable with a hard floor. Its in good shape so its really hard to convince my wife to want to get a new dinghy. I had the dinghy on my foredeck inflated, but it always got in the way when I wanted to go to the foredeck to change lines, etc.

So now I deflated it, rolled it up tight, and tied it down on my foredeck by the mast, which is a lot nicer. I want to get this boat so that I can do the same without having to put together a hard floor every time we want to use it.

Just got to convince the wife that's all.
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Pricey for pvc.


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Re: Foldable RIB dinghy

I like the sail boat version, especially the photo of the skipper trying and apparently failing to flip it.Winboat F460 Sailboat | Winboat.net
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I think about the only RIB I've found that's less expensive is the Walker Bay Superlight. Seems like most PVC RIBs are in the $3k-$3500 range and Hypalon boats are more like $5k.
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