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Walker Bay RIB

I am considering buying one and have heard about problems related to the seams not being glued properly. Has anybody any experience with the WB RIB?
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Mine is 3yrs old with no problems. I'm very happy with it.
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camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
There are WAY better choice in RIBS.
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Cam what RIB's would you suggest are way better? I have put a deposit on a WB 310 folding transom lite RIB. I chose it because some things come standard ,that are add on's on a lot of other ribs. The deposit is refundable so would appreaciate any insight.
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Caribe, AB, Avon. I'd rather have glass than poly on my bottom and a hull that doesn't flex. I can do without the drink holders and wheels and I wonder how a folding transom will hold up over time. This is obviously my own opinion and based on cruising long term down south. If you just need something to get you back and forth on weekends I'm sure it will serve well.
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I need something that is capable of more than just weekend duty. I understand the preference for glass over Poly, however I have a poly kayak that came off my roof racks while I was going 50 mph. It slid across the road and into a ditch, where it stopped when it smashed into a boulder. So as far as strength I have no concerns.
Capt. Stu, Have you noticed that your RIB flex's? What are the down sides to the WB ? What would you change on your next RIB? What kind of service do you use it for?
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The Walker Bay RIB is unproven. They have some nice features, some are gimmicky such as the tiny wheels on the transom and the cupholders but the large tubes are nice. I would go with a proven dink such as an AB unless the deal on the WB is really, really good!
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I bought a WB310 folding transom this summer. To soon for seam theory, built in wheels proved invaluable hauling solo down to the boat. The beer holders are a fine attribute when cruising the shallows. The storage compartments also came in handy. I guess I like some gimmics
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I bought a WB310 folding transom this summer. To soon for seam theory, built in wheels proved invaluable hauling solo down to the boat. The beer holders are a fine attribute when cruising the shallows. The storage compartments also came in handy. I guess I like some gimmics
Thanks for for your imput. When I looked at them I thought they had some real innovative features that the others didn't. I especially liked the floor with a bilge and the place to set the gas tank including a tie-down strap.

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I have the 310. The square shape bow sends the bow wave far further latterally and even in rough waves the drive tends not to get as wet as I have been in other RIBS. The false floor is nice while not adding alot of weight. The bottom growth on the poly is considerabley less than with fibre. All and all we were very pleased with our 310.
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