Beach Launching A Zodiac RIB Aussie Style

I get this question asked a lot, “How do you launch a small rib from the beach?”. My answer is usually Aussie Style! For those of you who don’t know what  that means I refer you to the video below.

Zodiac MK3 Grand Raid Assembly

Here’s a few tips on how to assemble your new Zodiac MK3 Grand Raid inflatable boat.

Unroll your Zodiac MK# and fit all floor boards except the middle aluminum one.
Unroll your Zodiac MK3 and fit all floor boards except the middle aluminum one.
Fit the last floor board into one side and make a Teepee.
Fit the last floor board into one side and make a Teepee.
Make a TeePee with the remaining floor section.
Make a TeePee with the remaining floor section.
Push down the Teepee to lock the floors with your stringers.
Push down the Teepee to lock the floors with your stringers.
Place your stringers on the side of the floorboards,
Place your stringers on the side of the floorboards.

Note: when the floor boards aren’t level it is very hard to install the stringers. Try placing the other stringer under the boat to “level The floor boards” or Mike’s technique of utilizing the Navy’s way of kicking a few pumps into the keel then fitting the stringers.

Roll the stringers under the lip of the floorboards to lock them in place.
Roll the stringers under the lip of the floorboards to lock them in place.
Ensure the stingers are fully seated.
Ensure the stingers are fully seated.
Make sure your stringers are "sunny side up" once you see how they fit correctly you won't install them upside down ever.
Make sure your stringers are “sunny side up” once you see how they fit correctly you won’t install them upside down ever.
Inflate and enjoy!
Inflate and enjoy!