How To Properly Inflate Your RIB

For our new members that are looking to buy a RIB.

Check out this tips and tricks video, where this American BRIG dealer tells us what the proper way is to inflate a BRIG RIB’s ORCA Hypalon tubes using a standard foot pump.

Ensuring that the pressure in your BRIG’s Hypalon tubes is properly maintained is crucial for the safety and performance of your RIB.

Want to see more BRIG RIBs, here’s what you need.

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5 Tips to Create That Killer RIB Video With Your Smartphone

A killer RIB video with a smartphone? Absolutely!
A killer RIB video with a smartphone? Absolutely!

So you’ve bought a RIB and you want to share the experience of RIBbing through videos.

With better quality smartphones out there, I think these 5 tips will help you create a killer video many people will enjoy.

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How to Dock a Single-Engined RIB – Motor Boat & Yachting

When docking any boat, estimating the wind correctly is an important factor for a “clean” manoeuvre.

Coming alongside in a single-engined boat without a bow thruster can be one of the more difficult skills to master, especially on your own.

Jon Mendez explains all… Don’t forget to check his video on how to drive a RIB in rough water.

Filmed and edited by Richard Langdon (

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ORCA Retail – Meets the Requirements of RIB Builders

ORCA Meets the Requirements of RIB Builders @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
ORCA Retail - Meets the Requirements of RIB Builders @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

The Pennel & Flipo group was founded in 1924, when Jean Pennel & Joseph Flipo set up a rubber textile coating business in France.

After several decades of growth, in 2009 the Pennel & Flipo group launched new product ranges for the advanced maritime industry and security with the opening of a factory in Mouscron, Belgium: Orca was born.

They produce hundreds of metres of CSM neoprene fabric every day.

After years of development in the textile and rubber industry, they have expanded into more fabrics and materials – foams and plastics – distributing their products to many industries.

The company provides RIB owners and repairers throughout Europe with everything they need to repair/replace/customise their RIB floats.

ORCA Retail offers you everything you need to repair, replace or customise your RIB float, whether you are a professional or a private individual.

Proud to share that Orca Retail is a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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Highfield TV – Ep.16 – Coding the Patrol 660 RIB

In this episode you’ll get an idea of the MCA 3R Coding process on a Patrol 660 RIB. MCA stands for Maritime Coastguard Agency.

Why coding your RIB in the UK?

  • To operate a boat for skippered or bareboat use usually for commercial gain.
  • To take people afloat who pay more than a reasonable contribution towards the trip.
  • To operate a workboat.

Proud to share that Highfield is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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How to Make Safe S and U Turns in a RIB

Boating instructor Jon Mendez explains how it’s done.

Driving a fast boat safely will always involve making turns, either pre-planned ones to reach your destination or when avoiding other craft, debris or waves.

Practising turning the boat at speed so that you know how much helm, throttle and trim to use before it starts to skip sideways is crucial to avoid endangering yourself, your crew and your vessel.

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