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Old 14 November 2004, 16:34   #1
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Rescued by mr bilge rat and tango

after reading zippys weekend bit with kill cords and flat battery it all ways the simple things be warned

me and richard were going for a small trip to the forts off herne bay to
day i put the rib in the water and left the engine running to warm up went to
help rich with his boat fitted his c map card in my GPS it works

then off we went for about a mile very bumpy i stopped to put my gloves on
and the engine stalled turned over fine but no go checked tank vent fuel
blub so we go for towing back to herne bay not at all as i would think thanks
rich for the help it was very hard just to get the tow rope fitted

got back to the harbour checked over it again still no joy just going to put it back on the dry when i spot the quick clip fuel line connector and come off the tank so back on it went and its fixed

so only a few pics and its all ways the small things that go wrong
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Old 14 November 2004, 16:37   #3
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Glad to hear it's all OK! New boat and shiney new tow car look great!
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Old 14 November 2004, 16:39   #4
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Looks like you made the most of a beautiful day

Nice photos and helpful advice

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thanks red and black go so well

it would be black but its done about 2k this month picking boat up from devon
in one day and runing around for work with all my spare time with me in the garage cleaning wireing the rib
its very dirty back someone from work wrote on the back i wish my wife was as dirty as this truck must wash it one day
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Dan, what was the problem with getting the tow rope attached? Was the problem at your end or with the tow boat? If it was at you end, was it because you have to reach over the bow to attach the rope to the bow eye?
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it was just getting to boats side by side. herne bay is known for sort lumpey
waves so with one boat with no power and rich trying to sort the rope with out wraping it around his prop then jumping from boat to boat with the up and down stuff

it may be well worth a practice before hand we fixed to my bow line with rich
tow line say 20m of rope then pulled it home when its calm it very easy
any waves make it hard

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Did you do a 'side-by-side' tow or 'in-line'? Know what you mean about the waves making it a lot harder! We've used a bridle arrangement with floating rope for the couple of (in-line) tows we've done and that seems to work very well. No-one needed to move between the boats either, although it helped that there were two of us on the 'towing' boat so Richard could helm while I passed the rope to the skipper of the boat we towed. He then tied the rope on at his end. Richard's just looking for a piccie...
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it was just getting to boats side by side. herne bay is known for sort lumpey
waves so with one boat with no power and rich trying to sort the rope with out wraping it around his prop then jumping from boat to boat with the up and down stuff

it may be well worth a practice before hand we fixed to my bow line with rich
tow line say 20m of rope then pulled it home when its calm it very easy
any waves make it hard

live and learn

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In open sea a long line tow is by far the best (and more comfortable!!) Along side should only be used for close quater manouvering, I agree it's well worth practising both being towed and towing!!

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PS glad all turned out well
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Richard's just looking for a piccie...
it's here! http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....achmentid=8476
Both lines used were 10m long, floating line, but I would prefer to use 20m for the one that goes from the bridle to the towed craft to keep it further back from the wake.
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