Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Welcome Guest - Sign Up today

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Inflatable or rib?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Inflatable or rib?

    I have a Sea Eagle 9.5 that I run an 8hp on. It’s ok but the bow comes up more than I’d like Under power with just me in it. On the positive side, it fits perfectly on the roof of the Land Rover, and is lighte enough to put up there/get down without too much hassle. I’m considering getting a rib instead. How much more will a rib weigh? Will an 8hp be enough? Any specific recommendations? It’s heading to the Caribbean so will be inflated year round. It will be used for exploring the coast line, fishing, and going between the islands in.
    V8 Defender 90 with 9.5’ inflatable on the roof rack

  • #2
    a RIB is an inflatable.... Rigid Inflatable Boat... what you have is a SIB ( Soft Inflatable Boat)

    move forward when its just you.
    Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

    Past Boats
    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

    Comment


    • #3
      How many passengers will be onboard a which size Rib ? Depending on size and if being a one or two layer deck a Rib can weight as much as half to double the weight of a Sib of similar size.

      Which 8 HP brand is it ? An 8 is a bit under powered for more than 2 up worse if being heavy ones. Just good for fast displacement speed if with more onboard. Will be good to power a yacht. sailboat tender.

      Happy Boating


      Sea Rider 320, 380 Sibs, 450 Rib, 2 Strokes Tohatsu 5,18 & 30 HP Proud Smokers

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Scott Danforth View Post
        a RIB is an inflatable.... Rigid Inflatable Boat... what you have is a SIB ( Soft Inflatable Boat)

        move forward when its just you.
        Correct on the first part. Please rephrase the second part.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Sea Rider View Post
          How many passengers will be onboard a which size Rib ? Depending on size and if being a one or two layer deck a Rib can weight as much as half to double the weight of a Sib of similar size.

          Which 8 HP brand is it ? An 8 is a bit under powered for more than 2 up worse if being heavy ones. Just good for fast displacement speed if with more onboard. Will be good to power a yacht. sailboat tender.

          Happy Boating
          Two people aboard, very rarely four people on board. I’d like to stay under 12’ in length. My 8hp are a Mercury 4 stroke and a Johnson 2-stroke.

          Comment


          • #6
            Sign up today
            There's an interesting 10.8 footer 2 layer deck/ hull alum version made by Merc Marine, check their web page under Alum Rib. A flat deck is better than a single layer round deck when transpoorting objects that needs to be sitting up or fishing standing up.

            There are also other nice Rib brands such as AB, Zodiac, Avon but at a much higher prices. Won't go wrong with the Alum Rib model whether built with Hypalon (CSM) or German PVC fabrics. That ribs is intended to be powered with at least a15 HP motor with 4 up don't expect a wow water performance with any 8 HP motor, just fast displacement speed with 4 and plane with 2 up.

            Can always maximize one less pitch from current installed prop to pull wot revs up, get a faster hole shot, be on its way faster depending on deck load.

            Move forward while there's only the driver means shifting deck weight way forward to plane faster...

            Click image for larger version  Name:	Fast Hole Shot.JPG Views:	1 Size:	108.5 KB ID:	10745389

            Happy Boating
            Last edited by Sea Rider; May 27th, 2019, 11:36 AM.


            Sea Rider 320, 380 Sibs, 450 Rib, 2 Strokes Tohatsu 5,18 & 30 HP Proud Smokers

            Comment

            Working...
            X