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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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Painting a Yamaha Outboard Motor Cover Like a Pro!

Painting a Yamaha outboard motor cover like a pro.

After 5 years of my first video, it’s time again to give a better image to your outboard, with little money (and some hand) can re-let your outboard motor as the first day !

This time we will use the original Spray F30-F350 Yamaha Grey Metallic 1 (YMM-30400-GM-10), stickers and also spray paint top coat (YMM-30400-TC-10) to get a professional look.

© Javier Rullan Ruano All rights reserved 2020

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XS RIBs: How to Repair a Tube – Tornado RIB

XS Ribs make Commercial and Leisure RIBs, PU (Polyurethane) or Hypalon tubes are a no cost option when you order a new boat.

A lot of people say it is very hard to fix OLD PU boats, this is not true and we show you here that the process and glues used are the same as you use on Hypalon.

The boat we use in the Video is 25 years old. In addition to making new boats we also offer professional repairs and re-tubes of all makes of craft in either PU or Hypalon.

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How to Make a Killer RIB Video With Your Smartphone

You’ve bought a RIB and you want to share the experience of RIBbing by making videos.

With smartphones getting better at shooting videos and taking photos, I think these 5 tips and tricks will help you at making a killer RIB video many people will talk about.

So how do you start?

1 Keep it short!
2 Always film horizontally (landscape)
3 Buy a smartphone gimbal
4 Use video editing software and royalty-free music
5 Things not to do

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How to Make a Killer RIB Video

  1. First of all, keep in mind who your audience is. This is key. I can imagine you want to show as much footage as possible because you like what you experienced and filmed. But your audience is rapidly bored. Not everyone is a RIB fanatic like you and the live experience is 1000 times more intense than the video experience. It’s a challenge.

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