Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2010, 16:01   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Connecticut for now
Posts: 37
Solid Tube RIB

Does anybody manufacture a "solid tube" dinghy that looks like a RIB? I am envisioning a RIB style boat in the ten foot range with either foam filled tubes or solid plastic tubes instead of the traditional air filled chambers.
__________________

Fixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 16:18   #2
Registered User
 
stevensc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Boat: Monk 36 Trawler
Posts: 679
check out this site Inflatable Boats Beware... Fiberglass Rigid Boats Dinghy I have no experience with them.
Steve
__________________

stevensc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 08:46   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Connecticut for now
Posts: 37
Steven, Thank you. That is just what I was looking for, but about $1000 over what I wanted to pay. I also looked at the Bullfrog boats, but they were too heavy. I then found the Whaly 310, but it too was a little heavy and had no cleats or lifting eyes.

I looks like Tender 12 in the link you sent me will be the one.
Regards,
Erik
Fixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 10:02   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,760
Images: 32
I have seen solid RIB looking boats in British Columbia. They are made of aluminum. Not sure who manufactures them. I think they are being built somewhere on Vancouver Island.
__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 12:06   #5
Registered User
 
Steve_C's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bulverde, Texas
Boat: Soon to be a Cat
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fixer View Post
I looks like Tender 12 in the link you sent me will be the one.
Regards,
Erik
Let us know how you like it. I really like the looks of them. I would be curious to hear from any others who might have experiance. What options are you looking at?

Best of Luck.
Steve_C is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 12:57   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,921
Images: 4
$4500.00 for the 8.5
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 15:57   #7
Registered User
 
beau's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 757
Images: 1
I have one,
in Australia.
It is made of fiberglass.
I really like it and would not ever have an inflatable again.
It is fairly lightly constructed to keep the weight down but it is easily hauled up the beach by two people, easy to repair being of fiberglass.
Very stable and safe, love it.
Mine cost $1,000
beau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 05:38   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
There is a totally plastic boat that resembles an inflatable made in Fort Myers, FL called a Jolly Boat. Unfortunately they do not have any listed website.
- - These type boats are very heavy compared to real inflatables or RIB's. Normally they would be too heavy for medium size sailing boats to hang from davits or to lift on board. That is why inflatables are the "thing" for cruising sail/power boats - Weight and the ability to "shrink" their size when stored aboard.
- - For "static" cruisers who never really go anywhere the conventional dinghy is more efficient and economical than an inflatable. A good compromise is the Walker Bay which can be outfitted with an inflatable tube around its gunnels and even can be fitted with a small dinghy sail to make a sailing dinghy. Also there is Port-a-boat, the collapable fold up dinghy which really small cruising sailboats use.
osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 07:15   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Connecticut for now
Posts: 37
Therapy-- that's the rub....the price is very high. But, in theory, this boat could last a lifetime.

I looked at the Walker Bay and liked them a lot, but I'm trying to stay away from anything that inflates (and therefore deflates).
Fixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 07:39   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 284
Rigid Boats

Made in Florida. Possibly the same boats as the link above? I've looked at these boats at FL boat shows and seriously considered them, but cost for a new boat was high and I could not find used. Went with a RIB instead.
JayH is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 09:14   #11
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 32,381
Images: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fixer View Post
... I looked at the Walker Bay and liked them a lot, but I'm trying to stay away from anything that inflates (and therefore deflates).

Walker Bay still makes their original injection molded Rigid Dinghy (8' & 10')

Walker Bay Boats
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 09:34   #12
Registered User
 
fishwife's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South coast of England, moving around a bit.
Boat: Long range motor cruiser
Posts: 750
Take a look at Rigid's 5.1 cubic foot freezer as well. Pricey but suitable for out door installation. http://www.frigidrigid.com/solar/solar.htm

P.
__________________
The message is the journey, we are sure the answer lies in the destination. But in reality, there is no station, no place to arrive at once and for all. The joy of life is the trip, and the station is a dream that constantly out distances us”. Robert Hastings, The Station
fishwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 11:19   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Connecticut for now
Posts: 37
GordMay- Not really looking for a traditional rigid dinghy since they are too unstable and have less load carrying than a RIB. Looking for "non-inflatable RIB" as it were.

Yes, the Rigid Boat appears to be the same. $$$$
Fixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 13:36   #14
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Boat: Farr 46
Posts: 130
There is also the Mac boat from NZ, injection moulded plastic
www.macboats.com
Marinheiro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 21:40   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mazatlan Mexico
Boat: Irwin 37 Ketch
Posts: 26
Solid Tube RIB

Has anyone tried filling the tubes of a RIB with expandable foam? It would sure solve my constant leakage problem. I see the only problem being filling all the voids completely.
__________________

__________________
Steve
S/V Andalucia
Mazatlan, Mexico
Hollen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Connecting Two Life Line Stanchions with a Solid Tube rebel heart Construction, Maintenance & Refit 56 18-02-2012 19:37
U-Tube in Head ianjory Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 9 26-03-2010 11:29
oil filled shaft tube seacapture Propellers & Drive Systems 7 20-08-2008 03:16
Caribe Tube Replacement ssullivan Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 2 19-07-2008 05:58
Solid Used Boat Michael W. Meets & Greets 7 24-07-2005 17:35



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:02.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.