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.
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.