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October 26, 2006
For those of us in seasonal climates who haul our RIBs for the winter months, it’s important to be sure to cover it if stored outdoors. The main reason for doing so is to keep the rain and snow out of the boat which prevents any damage that may occur as a result of freezing water. Covering the boat also provides critical sun protection to electronics, cushions, and the tubes. Though UV stable, there’s no need to needlessly prolong the tube’s exposure to the sun which can lead to additional wear and fading in some colors. RIBs can be easily covered using a simple blue tarp, a custom canvas cover, or shrink wrap. If using a blue tarp, be sure that it is secured down over the tubes and won’t be easily blown off in a winter storm. In my opinion, the best method is to have the boat shrink wrapped. And yes, you can shrink wrap a RIB! What’s...
Posted by ribcraftusa at 12:05 PM
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October 23, 2006
Cleaning Up Them Tubes
Fred is asked regularly how to clean the tubes on RIBs. The great news is that the tubes require very little maintenance but a little love now and then never hurts. Normally fresh water, boat soap and a sponge work great but at the end of the season, the colored (non-military dark grey) tubes may require something more. Aurora SpeedClean, http://www.auroramarine.com, works great. Simply hose off the loose dirt, put a generous dollop to a damp rag, and rub on in a circular motion, wait a few minutes, then wipe off any excess with a clean damp rag. Immediately, the tube brightens back to its original color and luster. Using a rag is helpful as it is slightly more aggressive than a sponge but won't scratch the tubes like a scrub brush could. For those that want to go the extra step, Aurora PolyGuard is similar to a wax for the tube. PolyGuard helps protect from UV damage and restores...
Posted by ribcraftusa at 04:15 PM
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October 05, 2006
The Highest Form of Flattery
Check out this great console, developed and paid for by RIBCRAFT and built overseas, now being used by Zodiac. This boat, called the Zodiac Responder, looks an awful lot like the RIBCRAFT Mitigator. I guess it's true what they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I wonder what it means when it happens twice?...
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