TLC for the rib
The tlc is in the form of a bilge pump, pretty much essential now that the rib is to be used more regularly.
I used to rely on bailing when the rib was alongside, or draining the rib through drain pipes when the rib was on the move.
For shuttling between Lady Jane and the marina, I'm already finding the rib sooo much better than my small inflatable, Baby Jane, ever was.
When I was using Baby Jane, my bottom invariably ended up soggy, plus any gear I was shifting had to be stashed carefully, so it didn't get wet.
The rib can also comfortably carry so much more, something passengers will have cause to be grateful for.
I suppose issues like running out of petrol through sheer forgetfulness is still bound to occur, pity that, as the rib is so much harder to paddle than Baby Jane ever was.