# 10 Bellows on the road …

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One of my customers recently broke a transom stay and when I went to recover the craft for repairs I realised that the other stay was also about to rip … Read More

# 09 Summers here …

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Yep, the sun is over the yard-arm once again and it’s that time of year when a man has gotta do what a man has gotta do! With his RIB … Read More

# 08 Watch and learn …

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Holidaying in Blakeney, Norfolk, just after the war, we used to make almost daily trips, depending on the tide, in Stratton Long’s motorboat ferries out to the Blakeney Point, an … Read More

# 07 Ready steady go …

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As I walked around the Earls Court Boat Show, I felt the buzz of the occasion. This atmosphere has taken some forty-seven years to build and I wondered if it … Read More

# 06 Kill cords … think about them!

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Automatic Craft Immobiliser, that is what Kill-Cords are, as far as powered craft are concerned. The correct fitting of the Kill-Cord is very important, especially in fast planing boats. These … Read More

# 05 Safety first …

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My theme for this contribution to hotRIBS is …  do not rush your boating, either in preparation, launching or manoeuvring   ‘Safety First’ is a boating ‘must’. When we are … Read More

# 04 Tides can be important …

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I have just been down to Gibraltar where the Atlantic creeps around Spain and into the Mediterranean, so there is still a tidal difference of some note. My younger son … Read More

# 03 Off to a great start

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The first article got off to a great start and created lots of interest. I had some interesting feedback from hotRIBsters, to which I replied, and I encourage others to … Read More

# 02 hotRIBS E-zine

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A little dated now, but Tony always makes an important point which is still as good today as it was in the early ’20s.

# 01 In the beginning …

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Tony’s enthusiasm for RIBS always ensures he has something of interest to say! Indeed arguably Tony is the inspiration behind the development of the RIB in the world.