FINALLY...... just when you thought you could go back to watching the TV..... there is more.....
On this website we always try to use real photos and real videos of our customers own boats. None of that "fake news" type stuff from us here at Penine Marine - just the real thing. Also please note: no one called Donald works here!.
So here we go: from us here in Yorkshire, nothing but the absolute latest in high-technology and fashionable marketing - a F-Rib 360 Youtube video......with real people, real F-ribs and even real water - lots and lots of real water.
F-RIB 360 YOUTUBE VIDEO
One of our earliest customer's Martin, who has owned his F-Rib 360 for a while, has now made a video. As this is Martin from Montrose in Scotland, not the much better known Montrose which is the home of the rather famous film festival, this is an honest and straightforward film, with none of the poncy camera angles that would win an Oscar at the other Montrose. (note to self: check up on why are they still called Oscars - as only one bloke called Oscar has ever won one!). Martin from Montrose has posted a great 24 minute long video on Youtube of him driving his F-Rib 360 in rough lochs off Scotland. Can you all please note that they call it a loch up there north of the wall, not the sea, for reasons that have always been "somewhat unclear" to us who are based here in Yorkshire. Anyhow, a while ago, Martin came south of the border, asked us lots of questions about the F-Rib, then he paid over his hard-earned money and he returned back over the border with a small box: within which we had put his new toy = called a F-rib. For all you techies out their, the specification on this boat in this video is an F-Rib 360 with a 20 hp engine with remote control steering (cross-bar) and a bow canopy - the canopy stops both spray and midges etc hitting Martin. (note: Martin says the canopy is to keep the camera dry...). Otherwise, as you will see for youself on this F-rib youtube video, it is a standard F-rib unfolded straight out of the box and put out to sea (sorry, translation, I meant to say loch). However in the interests of this being a real honest news film, I do have to confess at this point that this F-Rib 360 does have the soft cushion pack on both (yes = both) of the seats. This was because even a Scotsman thought the cushion pack (yes = pack) was "an excellent investment" - not only for himself, but also for the camera-person. All we can say is that this just proves that all film-makers, even those living in Scotland, therefore all have a well deserved reputation for profligate expenditure. So, with no expense spared in the making of this film and (thankfully) that little confession out of the way...:
Martin, who originally brought his F-Rib boat from here, sent us here at Pennine Marine a lovely note at the same time as he posted the F-rib video up on Youtube. Part of his note to us read:
"Hi, still loving my 360 been using it for 15 months now including a trip to Loch Etive where we spent 3 full days on the water covering up to 40 miles a day. I now have a new Tohatsu 20 efi on the back, still runnning in but is a perfect match for the 360 with standard prop and trimmed to 2nd hole out, no ventilation and no splash back over transom".
Just watch Martin's video on Youtube to see for yourselves how stable and seaworthy the F-Rib actually is. During the entire time this video was beiing shot, not only has Martin stayed in complete control of the F-Rib; he has also kept it in a straight line in rough seas and (best of all) the cameraman (or - being politically correct - camarawoman) has stayed on the back of the F-rib and filmed the boat overtaking everything in sight = which being Scotland is not very much. Opps .... sorry Martin - I promised no more scottish jokes !!!!) Therefore the F-rib has proved itself perfectly capable of holding up and acting like a proper rib.
Please note that this is not a telly-tubby on the rear seat of the F-Rib: if you look very carefully at the shadow of the camera-person you will see it is really a person, but wearing a crash helmet with a Go-Pro camera stuck on it. Quite why they are both wearing crash-helmets on an F-rib is a bit of a mystery = especially on such a safe boat such as the F-Rib. We have various theries here. Firstly it could be to stop midges spoiling a great day out on an F-rib when out on the Scottish lochs. Secondly (and more likley) it could be that this F-Rib crew are planning on visiting a Scottish hostelry after being out on the Loch - after all, you know what the famous greeting is that the Scots do to one another....
The proof of any great invention is not whether it is a good idea: it is always whether the concept works out as well in practice as it does in theory. However we think that just how well the F-Rib concept actually works is graphically shown on this youtube video. This video just goes to prove what a great idea the joint in the F-Rib hull is .
A final word of caution however - this video shows that the F-rib is for very serious ribbers, as a land-lubber (or soft southerner) would probably get sea-sick just watching this video !!!!
Anyhow, thanks for loaning us your great youtube film Martin. As they (probably) say at the "other" Montrose film festival, "that all about the F-rib folks...."