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Rib inflatable vs. fiberglass hull

Discussion in 'Tenders & Dinghies' started by Pelagic Dreams, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Oops, I may have been thinking of the original Outrage vessels that Boston Whaler introduced, ...and they were not foam-collared vessels.

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  2. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Boston Whaler Impact

    Now I remember, it was the "Impact' model that was aimed at commercial interest.
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    I suspect that at that time this model ran into some patent conflict with Safeboat
  3. Old Phart

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    I dunno
    NYCAP123 must be thinking about the competition. :D

    http://home.comcast.net/~agatepass/Whaler_vs_Wahoo.jpg


    He could cut it in half.

    http://www.bostonwhaler.co.uk/images/design/insetUnsinkable2.jpg


    Here's a 22' with a few people.

    http://www.brunswickcgp.com/site_media/boats/boat_images/22Guardian.jpg
  4. olderboater

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    Could have been but I suspect just didn't appeal to the Whaler customer. What one person will look at and see as awful, another will think what a great idea. A Whaler customer is use to a particular look and feel.

    Also Whaler was a volume manufacturer and the volumes of sales it was capable of providing might be very good for some manufacturers and inadequate from their view.
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  5. Capt J

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    It made a lot of sense for them, if they simply stuck the inflatable cushion rub rail on an existing model. I think many people would prefer the lack of maintanence of a whaler for a tender if they didn't have to worry about crashing into their yacht with it. I don't think they marketed it enough or gave it enough of a chance.
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    Very difficult to market a feature on one boat. They have an entire line to market and go for overall volume. I agree great idea, but figuring out how to use great ideas like that in the context of your entire business is hard.
  7. Old Phart

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    I dunno
  8. Capt J

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    It's just a 6" tall Cushioned rubrail. I think they could offer it as an option on their existing boats or a model and it would work. But who am I to say.....
  9. Old Phart

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    I dunno
  10. Capt J

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    Yeah but then everyone's going to fight over the back half with the motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Teething comes to mind. ;)

    Great white shark chomps down on boat - YouTube
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    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Now don't get distracted by the 'crew' on this catamaran dinghy...:rolleyes:
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    The first thing I think of is when you drop anchor there, day or night, is the smell of coffee wafting across the water.

    We too found a 70' sailing yacht dragging it's ground tackle across the harbour. If you go right to the back of the bay, there's a lovely anchorage nobody goes to. I did a lot of soundings there for an Imray Cruising Guide.
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    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Something went wrong. That video above was suppose to open up about time frame 14;31 or near-abouts. Somehow I am having trouble posting that exact link?

    ????

    And I was unable to edit my post above even while it was only made a few hours ago??