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

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

A practical handbook for RIB owners - and prospective RIB owners - covering everything from history to handling and maintenance.

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ISBN 9781408180129
Barcode 9781408180129
Published 6 June 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Pike, Dag
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781408180129
ISBN-10 140818012X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Publication Date 6 June 2013
International Publication Date 20 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Category Motor / Power Boating & Cruising
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 870g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 623.8231
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference for all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and leisure. 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 The Complete RIB Manual is a comprehensive worldwide reference for all RIB owners and users, covering all the information they need to know.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ...every Powerboat School, RIB builder and dealer in the country should have a copy on their bookshelf.. www.rib.net 20130617

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Author's Bio

Dag Pike was involved in the development of the first ever RIB, has tested RNLI lifeboats and other rescue craft, and won a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist and the author of many books, including Disasters at Sea, Storms and Wild Water and Cruising Under Power all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

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