Can I use antifouling on tubes?

Can I use antifouling on tubes?     One of most common question I’ve been asked.. Any antifouling has one common parameter: BIOCIDES. Biocides are chemical substances which avoid the growth of vegetation in an environment. The most common biocide in antifouling is copper oxide. Inflatable devices which require to stay in water for long…

Gommoni from Italy, bargain or fraud?

Gommoni from Italy, bargain or fraud?   Lately ribs in Italy begun to be sold very fast for different reasons but the most common is an economical crisis which struck the peninsula. A number of Rhib producer is working in Sicily and the majority of them are family business which conduct their manufacture with care.…

RIB, RHIB, FRIB, FIB.. let’s make it clear!

RIB, RHIB, FRIB, FIB.. Let’s make it clear!   A RHIB (or RIB) is a light but high performance and large capacity boat built with a solid, shell-shaped and flexible tubing around. The design is stable and seaworthy. The inflatable collar allows the ship to maintain buoyancy if a large amount of water is shipped on…

Big D® Planing Triangle

Big D® Planing Triangle   One of most common problem among ribs is the stern ring. While being manufactured, a rib astern is done by an INNER ring and OUTERN ring where the beginning of the cone and the tube merge. A very common problem is the raise of a lip of the outer ring,…