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New Member Andy

Post by Andrewoid67 » 16 Aug 2017, 02:33

Hello everyone.
I am interested in learning more about FRIBs and different motors ( especially e-propulsion electrics ).
I live in Minnesota, next to Lake Superior as well as many lakes and rivers and I'm excited about exploring the waters with an inflatable. I have lots to learn so I have been reading a lot... during my searches today I found this site and I like the tone of it!
It looks like I have a lot of posts to read so I better get to it.
--Andy

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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Paul B » 16 Aug 2017, 07:38

Hi Andy and welcome to a great forum of like minded boaters, numbers of members are slowly growing on your side of the pond, Plenty of info on here, and if you cannot find what your looking for, just ask away :welcome
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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Martin » 16 Aug 2017, 08:42

Hi Andy - :welcome to the forum.
Thanks for the kind words regarding the site, we try to hold a friendly and inviting atmosphere here where members new or old can ask questions freely and get a great response.
The FRIB is a cracking piece of kit and well worthy of its ever growing following.
We've recently had two dealers in the US join us on here, I'm sure they'll be more than happy to assist you at your time of purchase.
Enjoy the forum and make yourself at home

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Re: New Member Andy

Post by mattswan2512 » 16 Aug 2017, 09:02

Hi andy :welcome from across the pond.

I dont know alot about electric motors but one thing im confident about is that you should be able to get a good performance in terms of speed and battery longevity out of an F-Rib over the conventional sib with a material floor due to the very good slippery design of these boats.

Ive had a honwave previously which is admired as a good craft by sibbers but the F-Rib is a different league in my opinion from what ive seen and i get mine today.

Your right about this forum tho......very friendly with a diverse bunch that dont lambast or shun others in anyway. Good choice of forum.
Stick with this forum and you will be fine :yay :thumbsup :cheers
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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Captain cod » 16 Aug 2017, 10:16

Hi Andy

Welcome to the forum pall. I'm quite new to all this and have learnt a lot from the guys on here. So don't be shy if there is anything you need to know just ask I'm sure someone will have he answer for you

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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Martin » 16 Aug 2017, 18:27

These are your dealers Andy,
Hope it helps.

Nautical Ventures
50 South Bryan Rd,
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Nautical Ventures
139 Shore court
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Four Seas - San Diego
1715 Monmouth Dr
San Diego, California

I believe the e-propulsion are pretty new to the FRIB line up of accessories but they certainly seem to be far more user friendly than others on the market.
Personally I prefer petrol outboards, I wouldn't swap my suzuki efi for anything :thumbsup
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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Paul » 16 Aug 2017, 20:49

Hi Andy and :welcome to the forum

F-Rib headquarters are based here in the UK and during my last visit they showed me the E-Propulsion setup, it certainly look impressive and very user friendly to this novice in new technology, me being a petrol head :lol:
They were running tests of it in "the real world'' at the time of my visit, so by now they should have some results to give you :idea:
Maybe an email to them frib@foldablerib.com explaining where you're located could gain you the information you require.
As said previously, the F-Rib hull is very efficient and doesn't require too much propulsion to get moving well in comparision to 'soft bottom' sibs :thumbsup
Good to have you aboard and shout out if you need any information or help :chat
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Re: New Member Andy

Post by rick-airtime » 17 Aug 2017, 09:31

Hi Andy,

Rick here from FRIB HQ.

Im sure the guys on here will be more than happy to help with any questions. By all means email me as much as you like. We have been testing ePropulsion units for over a year we are very impressed with them.

You need to have a word with our new Minnesota representative

Andy Nielsen
andy@fourseas.com
(218) 260-0850
Address: 308 E Oxford St
Duluth, Minnesota 55803

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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Andy B » 17 Aug 2017, 18:14

:welcome
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Re: New Member Andy

Post by Steuk60 » 23 Aug 2017, 08:49

Hello, from anther newbie. Cheers,,,stewart..

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