Having completed the maintenance of your engines, which must remain in a vertical position in order to drain well from the water, we proceed to the maintenance of the Rib with simultaneous inspection of any possible damage that may need to be repaired.
Please, do not abandon your passion! The water, and especially the saltwater, corrodes everything while the immobility accelerates the wear.
The above phrase speaks by itself and there is no room for doubt. So, when the leaves of the trees begin to fall, it’s time to start thinking about preparing the hibernation of your rib and engines.
Many of us, at the chase of the ideal propeller, have tried quite many of them looking for the ideal one for our rib-engine combination. Through these tests we have noticed that each propeller has different effects on the rib behaviour.
Every year about this time, boaters across the country start to get the itch. The days get a little longer, and a little warmer, and it just seems natural to grab the toolbox and the wash bucket and head for the boat.
Taking into consideration the ancient Greek saying «Prevention is better than Cure», it would be appropriate to check our RIB and our engine every time we get out of the sea. It won’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes, while it may save us from troubles and costs and will certainly ensure our safer ribbing.