Complete RIB Manual

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The Complete RIB Manual : The Definitive Guide to Design, Hadling and Maintenance

By Dag Pike

2013

The ultimate reference catering all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance. The emphasis of the book is entirely practical, and covers:

1. A History of the RIB• Early development• Modern design: leisure, commercial and military

2. RIB Handling• Impact of hull design, tube types, internal layout and engines• Driving techniques: throttle control and driving position• Advanced techniques for economy, sport and rough seas• Cruising: planning, weather, anchoring and communications• RIBs as tenders - stowing and towing• Launching and transportation• Safety and survival

3. Maintenance• Outboards, diesels, water jets, stern drives, fuel tanks and electrics• Tube care: cleaning, repair, replacement• Hull maintenance• Winter storage, checking for leaks, servicing

Hb. 272pp 244x172mm Colour photographs and diagrams throughout