tonyquoll Posted February 15, 2012 Report Share Posted February 15, 2012 Hi, Our club is looking at getting a Rigid Inflatable Boat [RIB] as a support rescue boat. The idea began when one of our elderly sailors was unable to climb back aboard his Sabre after capsizing, then righting it. He was then also unable to climb aboard our rescue boat. We through the low, soft side of a RIB would be better in that situation; could just pull him aboard. I've heard a small RIB with a 5hp may be quick enough to zoom around our small lake (1km across). A bonus is that these do not require a powerboat licence or registration. This saves costs and means anyone can use it. I've also heard we'd need at least 15hp. Possibly we have an old 25hp motor to use. It seems we'd need a much bigger and more expensive RIB to handle that much power. Does anyone have experience with these craft? Any advice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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