As we have already mentioned in our related articles, the use of trim tabs is of great importance on each Rib.
With the help of trim tabs we can improve the planning time, stay on plane at lower rpm, achieve the best ride attitude every time according to our loads or speed and therefore maximize our ride quality.
It is true that lately the inflatable boats have grown up to 50 feet in length. As a result, their equipment, such as refrigerators, freezers, heaters, microwaves, etc., have also increased, requiring thus greater need for more electricity than the onboard batteries can usually provide.
It would not be an exaggeration if we said that it is wonderful and sometimes even fascinating to have the required basic knowledge so as to be able to setup a boat properly, thus making it possible to maximize its performance in every condition.
It is true that we often hear about «great» captains who «flatten» the waves with their unbelievable Ribs, even waves created by winds of 7 or 8 bf. Of course, they never talk about waves created by winds of 5 or 6bf, considering these winds of negligible intensity.
Every year we have always the same problem: “how can I clean my Rib without damaging its tubes’ surface?” Here it is a complete tutorial for the restoration of your inflatable boat. Here it is a complete tutorial for the restoration of your inflatable boat.