In today’s episode we’re filming from sunny La Rochelle, Grand Pavois Boat Show, to give you a walkthrough of a very special Proxam special edition RIB Patrol 860… This boat is a beast!
Find our more about the Patrol rangeRead More
Here’s a peek at the new Ribcraft 9.0 PRO Micro Cabin on sea trial last week with twin Suzuki 325hp engines.
Feel the power!Read More
French coast fishing in a GALA RIB.Read More
A RIB in the category of the so-called Hyper5 meters, brand model EXTREME 4.99 with SUZUKI DF140 4-year Engine, of 2018.
To keep a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) functioning and looking new for many years, you need to take proper care and maintenance. Perhaps you enjoy frequent RIB rides on saltwater.
With some extra care, you will maintain its performance and quality. How to maintain a RIB top-notch is not that difficult.
When you buy a RIB, part of the after-sale service should incorporate how to care for the boat and ways that can impact its longevity.
It is not a rigorous process that consumes hours of your time. On the contrary, it is about consistent maintenance.
In this article, I will cover 5 main tips to care for your RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat).Read more >>> Read More
A week running out of Oban and around the surrounding islands by RIB. This is a video worth watching. Well choosen music from Altera Terra and Atoms.
I normally don’t share videos of “individuals” but seeing this video I had to put that aside.Read More
Sea trial with 1000 liters of fuel and 8 people on board …Read More
The 1st Rafnar Day held at the Olympic Marine S.A in Greece. Showcasing the incredible sea-keeping capabilities of Rafnar whilst enjoying good food and drinks!Read More
Getting on plane with the 300SR trim tabs activation. The RIB was standing on plane at slower speed, keeping its bow clearly lower without even increasing fuel consumption significantly.
Lowering the trim tabs by 50%, we measured 3 seconds less time of planning with the minimum raise of the bow on starting.
Then we focused on our recordings in low cruise speeds with which we will usually travel most hours of the day. Keeping the engine trim constant at 40%, we started experimenting with the position of the vertical 300SR trim tabs.
It was obvious that when the trim tabs were completely pulled up, the bow insisted on standing very high and in no case could we have a decent cruise in the area of 15 to 25 knots.
n contrast, by lowering the trim tabs by 50-70%, the behavior of the RIB changed completely. The bow was lowering considerably, the hull began to cut the water from its bow section and our cruising became softer while at the same time we ensured a very good cruising angle.
We were surprised when we found out that while traveling at 23 knots, our speed increased by 2 knots when we lowered the trim tabs by 50%, without even increasing fuel consumption, which leads to greater autonomy.
It was obvious that we have in our hands a great tool that will enable us to travel comfortably at low speeds, improving the fuel consumption and ride quality, elements that are extremely important especially in bad weather conditions.Read More