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Old 12-02-2013, 04:37   #1
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Ribeye Tenders

Has anyone had experience of Ribeye inflatables as tenders?
I need a new tender and favour the TL280. I really wanted a proper RIB. These have an aluminium hull.

Big expense so just wondered if there was any feedback?
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:20   #2
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Re: Ribeye Tenders

Sorry,--no help this, but couldn't resist.

I guess the dipping sauce would be anti-fouling?
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:25   #3
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Re: Ribeye Tenders

I got one about 2 years ago TL240 from memory.

It is well made with good quality aluminium work in particular.
It is holding up well.
The tubes are on the small side, but we need a reasonably small tender as fits on the stern of the boat.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:00   #4
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Thanks Noelex! How do you get on with a 240? Most of the time there are just 2 of us but ocasionally I need 4 people. I thing the smaller the better but I wonder if a 240 may be a bit too small for us...
And Blue Stocking... LOL... I wonder if it would start to look apertising if hungry? :-)
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Re: Ribeye Tenders

I would go bigger.
Ours is small because it needs to fit in our "tender garage" at the back of the boat.
It's a great system, I can launch the dinghy with outboard in less than a minute, but it does limit us to small dingy.
The small model does have the advantage my wife can pull it up on the beach on her own, with outboard. (I tend to cruise out of the way places and the only landing area, generally, is a beach) which would not be possible with a larger heavier model.
In all other aspects bigger is better.

I checked mine and it is a TL240. We can just get 4 in, but only if they they are not overweight and its calm conditions.
Three is its realistic limit.
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Re: Ribeye Tenders

And here I thought we were going to have a BBQ.
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Living in the UK I havent had a BBQ in 18 months... We seem to have the flipside of global warming here. Its been either raining, freezing or snowing here since last April. Thats a large contributing factor to us setting sail for the Med...
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BBQ in the UK? I thought it was all boiled potatoes and boiled meat? ha ha
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Ha. Thats where your wrong! Sometimes we boils a carrot too! :-)
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Must be your part of the country for no BBQ. A friend could feed the 5000 on his in Solihull--but not right now
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