Author: David Sutcliffe

Publisher: Granta Editions

ISBN: 9781857571011

Category: Inflatable boats

Page: 152

View: 256

Categories: Inflatable boats

The Complete RIB Manual

The Complete RIB Manual

The Complete RIB Manual, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference catering all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and ...

Author: Dag Pike

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408180136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 681

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 catering 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 necessary to handle and maintain a RIB of any size.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Admiralty Manual of Seamanship

Admiralty Manual of Seamanship

Rigid Inflatable Boats ( RIBs ) - Introduction Topweight is a key factor in warships
. ... or directional stability to provide a satisfactory replacement for standard ship '
s boats , but a development of the Gemini - the Rigid Inflatable Boat - seemed to ...

Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Defence (Navy)

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0117726966

Category: Transportation

Page: 798

View: 425

Admiralty Manual of Seamanship
Categories: Transportation

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

Some dinghies, mostly larger ones, are a Choosing a dinghy for a tender
involves many compromises. Two major types are dinghies with hard hulls of
plastic or wood (top) and those of inflatable fabric such as the rigid inflatable boat
(bottom), ...

Author: John Vigor

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071378855

Category: Reference

Page: 356

View: 963

Presents a practical A to Z guide to boating, with tips on maintenance, navigation, and seamanship.
Categories: Reference

Boating Skills and Seamanship EBOOK

Boating Skills and Seamanship  EBOOK

Inflatables are used as dinghies and as sportboats (refer back to Figure 1-4).
They are extremely sta- ble, can carry significantly larger loads than rigid boats of
the same size, and are usually so buoyant that they will stay afloat even when
filled ...

Author: Inc. U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc.

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071782692

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 353

Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world’s premier boating organizations Developed and refined through 35 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat. This new edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on: Selecting the right boat—whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser Essential equipment, both required and recommended Docking and anchoring Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters Trailering a boat Navigation and the rules of the nautical road Using and maintaining marine engines, drive trains, and electronics Knots, splices, and line handling Marine weather and marine communications And much more! Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

America s Special Forces

America s Special Forces

с " ' HTI RIGID HULL INFLATABLE BOAT The Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat ( RHIB )
is a high - speed , high - buoyancy , extreme - weather craft with the primary
mission of insertion and extraction of SEAL tactical elements from enemy -
occupied ...

Author: David Bohrer


ISBN: 1610607015

Category: Special forces (Military science)

Page: 128

View: 628

An action-packed adventure that will take the reader into the bush with all of the U.S. military's Special Forces--SEALs, Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Force Recon, and USAF Special Ops. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Bohret traveled with each team as they trained in remote corners of the globe. Each Special Force has chapters devoted to their history, weapons and special equipment, and training procedures. Full-color action photos illustrate the team members and their weapons, while sidebars detail events and operations. 200 photos, 175 in color.
Categories: Special forces (Military science)

Ship Boat International

Ship   Boat International

However , there remains some confusion as to whether many of the RIB - type
vessels around at present can truly be defined as rigid inflatable boats - or ,
indeed , whether or not that matters . The scene was set by a paper written by
Ship ...



ISBN: UOM:39015047966703

Category: Boatbuilding


View: 116

Categories: Boatbuilding

Black Shuck

Black Shuck

eter pulled up at Morston quay and went to check the boat before unloading his
gear. It was a RIB – a Rigid Inflatable Boat – grey with a wooden floor and a thirty
horsepower outboard engine. A little rainwater had collected inside since the last

Author: Piers Warren

Publisher: Wildeye

ISBN: 9781905843015

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 785

For centuries Black Shuck has patrolled the coastal paths of Norfolk, a spectral portent of death. But recent events have allowed the massive phantom dog to evolve, to metamorphose, into something altogether more horrifying. After wildlife filmmaker Harry Lambert stumbles into Black Shuck's territory, the fearsome beast finds what it was looking for.
Categories: Fiction

Heavy Weather Powerboating

Heavy Weather Powerboating

Mike Deacon, offshore RIB racer, current holder of the Southern Islands Record
and four times holder of the Round Britain ... In the winter of 2000, at the annual
dinner of the Rigid Inflatable Boat Expedition Club, I listened to the inspirational ...

Author: Hugo Montgomery-Swan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408156186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 321

This book is the powerboating equivalent to Heavy Weather Sailing - the classic and bestselling sailing reference on the Adlard Coles list. Like Heavy Weather Sailing, it carries chapters on the theory of operating powerboats in rough seas as well as invaluable heavy weather experiences, and the lessons learned. Edited by Hugo Montgomery-Swan (Editor of RIB International) contributors include leading powerboating names, from record-breakers to endurance achievers to instructors and trainers, and RNLI coxwains - an A-list line-up. Topics include: - Offshore endurance and record breaking - Ocean voyaging - Small boat adventuring - Navigating tidal waters in bad weather - Speed at sea - Surf helming tactics - Safety and recovery in rough seas - Effects on the human body - Advanced helming techniques
Categories: Sports & Recreation

U S Navy SEALs

U S  Navy SEALs

meter RIB is one of the essential a items in the inventory of a SEAL team
conducting operations in a maritime environment today . Several versions are
used but ...

Author: Hans Halberstadt


ISBN: 161060766X


Page: 127

View: 986


Exit Plan

Exit Plan

“There is a Torough-class boat over there. It's based on the Swedish Boghammar
, so it's fast and well-armed. Over here, to the northeast, is one of the new ten-
meter rigid inflatable boats. It is also well-armed and very fast. Its maximum
speed ...

Author: Larry Bond

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429957052

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 940

Jerry Mitchell is on exercises off the coast of Pakistan when his submarine, the USS Michigan, is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. Once there, disembarked SEALs---experts in seaborne commando operations---are to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitive information on Iran's nuclear weapons program. While en route to shore, Michigan's mini-sub suffers a battery fire, killing one crew member and forcing the survivors---four SEALs and LCDR Mitchell---to scuttle their disabled craft and swim for shore. There they find the two Iranians waiting for them, but their attempts at returning to Michigan are thwarted by heavy Iranian patrol boat activity. When agents of Iran's secret police, VEVAK, appear, escape seems all but impossible. When Mitchell and his men find themselves surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp troops, they create a bold plan to escape by sea. It's a desperate gamble, but it's the only way to get proof of the Iranian plot to the U.S. . . . and prevent a devastating new war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Practical Boat Buying

Practical Boat Buying

While inflatable boats have been around for a long time (the first commercial
model was introduced in 1934 to use up ... are generally larger, have transom
motor mounts integral with the boat, more rigid hulls, and air tubes that extend aft
of the ...

Author: Practical Sailor Editors


ISBN: 1879620413

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 728

View: 512

Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Helios Conspiracy

The Helios Conspiracy

The were NSW RIBs, or Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boats,
thirtysixfootlong excuses for twin Caterpillar diesels, which didn't feel as if they
were working hard until they topped fortyfive knots. But what was special about
these engines ...

Author: Jim DeFelice

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429987585

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 872

Rogue FBI agent Andy Fisher is visiting New York City for the first time after saving it from a terrorist attack when he discovers that the only woman he has ever loved has been murdered. Armed with a fresh cup of joe and his characteristic disdain for authority, Fisher disobeys orders and begins investigating. His former lover was a key employee of Icarus Sun Works. Her death threatens to delay plans to launch a satellite to harvest solar energy and beam it to earth as electricity. When perfected, the technology will power entire cities for literally pennies. And the energy will be clean: no more BP disasters, no more Fukushima catastrophes. When the rocket carrying the satellite into space mysteriously explodes, Fisher learns that the sabotage is only the start of a complicated Chinese government campaign to thwart the project and steal the technology. After falling in love with the woman who designed the rocket, the irascible and over-caffeinated FBI agent must find a way to save her from assassination—and protect the satellite system from a wide-ranging conspiracy that will stop at nothing to destroy it. New York Times bestselling author Jim DeFelice delivers a gripping thriller inspired by real-life advances in clean energy technology in The Helios Conspiracy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Chapman Piloting

Chapman Piloting

INFLATABLES Inflatable boats are constructed of air - filled tubes , with flexible or
rigid floors . The transoms and seats are built of wood , metal or composites .
These highly stable platforms have found widespread acceptance as yacht
tenders ...

Author: Elbert S. Maloney

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822027793199

Category: Transportation

Page: 656

View: 305

Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation
Categories: Transportation

Detachment Bravo

Detachment Bravo

We had no wet suits or fast boats, or any of the other supplies SEALs use to stage
what's known in the trade as a clandestine, sea-borne tactical assault. I mean ...
You need a fast boat like a Boston Whaler, or a RIB—a Rigid Inflatable Boat ...

Author: Richard Marcinko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439120064

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 699

From top-secret diplomatic tunnels beneath London to the high seas off the Azores, the New York Times bestselling SEAL commando of eight explosive thrillers takes on a lethal group of Irish Republican Army terrorists in ROGUE WARRIOR DETACHMENT BRAVO The Rogue Warrior is back in a fast-paced, furious, in-your-face adventure! This time he's on the hunt for a high-tech army that smashed the Good Friday Peace Accord and killed a half dozen American and British CEOs. Launched by two self-financed, new-generation terrorists, this murderous wing of the IRA has an even bigger assault planned -- one that promises to stun the world. Now, along with a special ops team made up of Brits, SEALS, spies, and NSA operatives, Marcinko is determined to stop them, but there are a few unknowns: they don't know the target, they don't know the date, and they don't know where the terror is going down.
Categories: Fiction

Computer Vision ECCV 2000

Computer Vision   ECCV 2000

Here fast RIB craft (Rigid Inflatable Boats) approach the stern of a large cargo
ship, even super-tankers, and scale the ship using simple rope ladders. The
small numbers of crew that these ships have on duty means pirate detection
needs to ...

Author: David Vernon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540676867

Category: Computers

Page: 881

View: 122

The two-volume set LNCS 1842/1843 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2000, held in Dublin, Ireland in June/July 2000. The 116 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from a total of 266 submissions. The two volumes offer topical sections on recognitions and modelling; stereoscopic vision; texture and shading; shape; structure from motion; image features; active, real-time, and robot vision; segmentation and grouping; vision systems engineering and evaluation; calibration; medical image understanding; and visual motion.
Categories: Computers

Agent 21 Reloaded

Agent 21  Reloaded

Over the drysuits they wore inflatable vests. ... He could just make out the hull of
the vessel from which they'd dived — a rigid inflatable boat with a forty-
horsepower outboard motor that had been launched half an hour ago from the
sixty-foot ...

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409026600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 185

Some authors just write about it. Chris Ryan has been there, done it, and lived to tell the tale. This is the second in the action-thriller Agent 21 series by the real-life SAS hero. In the year since Zak Darke was approached by a shadowy government agency to become Agent 21, his world has changed completely. But there is no time to reflect on this - the undercover operations go on. Zak is sent to a port in west Africa, a known terrorist stronghold, under the guise of working ona charity volunteer project. But charity work could not be further from Zak's real mission - he must sneak onboard an enemy ship, gather information - and then destroy it. Never has Zak's training been more useful: Trust nobody.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction