November 13, 2008
Building a House Using a RIB
Day In the Life of an Outdoor Enthusiast - Posting # 3
When my wife and I began building our house we wanted to incorporate much of the natural beauty of the islands into the construction. One of our favorite past times is exploring remote islands and beaches in our Ribcraft. As we explored the different areas we often came upon unique pieces of rock or wood or even the odd ship wreck that might have occurred during a hurricane. These items are perfect for the various parts of the house, but the trick is being able to recover these items and transport back to our island.
Unfortunately, many of these beaches are exposed to the seas and are not very approachable by ordinary craft. However, with the diversity of our RIB we were able to not only access these areas, but also anchor in shallow water making it much more feasible to transport from the beach to the boat.
The end result is that we were able to retrieve a number of unique items to accentuate various aspects of our house. One day as we were loading the boat up with paver stones from a beach we over loaded the RIB so much that the transom actually fell below the water line and the RIB filled with water. Filled with heavy rocks and water, I can’t think of any boats that wouldn’t sink except for a RIB.
We pulled the anchor, motored forward, eventually the water drained out, and the boat ended up planning bring us back to the dock at 15 knots.
But our Ribcraft isn't just for work; it’s actually all about play. Next blog – The World’s Greatest Windsurfing Adventure
From Dave Pettigrew, a RIBCRAFT 5.85 customer
Posted by ribcraftusa at November 13, 2008 04:04 PMBack To Index