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Old 10 September 2006, 15:20   #31
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Amazing picture but why don't they get the balance of boats right? Again too stern heavy - with twins the console would be better off further forward to balance the boat out a bit better.
you see cod - its that attitude that gets people on here wound up with you. I would tend to believe that the RNLI's design team and the naval architecht engaged by halmatic etc know a little more about the pros/cons of moving the console forward, than you do having owned one rib for a few months. I know you own a sib too and have lots of other boating experience as you like to remind anyone who questions your credentials - but I don't believe you have ever designed a lifeboat, a rib or indeed dozens of them.
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Old 10 September 2006, 18:38   #32
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Me and Gray found that on the way up to Littlehampton earlier this year - we had 50 litres of spare fuel in the front which kept making the bow come down into the next wave
Made for a wet and bumpy ride, proof that it was the fuel making the difference was when someone took a fancy to the fuel and nicked it over night! No spare fuel in bow on the return journey, a lot smoother and much drier ride home!
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Old 10 September 2006, 18:41   #33
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These aren't me-they were posted on iboats by Drowned Rat but they have to be my favourite wave jumping shots so far. It's a US coastguard SR5.4.

The guy taking the pics must have had some serious bottle to take his eyes off the sea ahead...


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Old 10 September 2006, 18:44   #34
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I gotta get some pictures of mine out of the water now!
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Old 10 September 2006, 18:47   #35
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The problem is that the SR 5.4 is probably a work boat. I would quite happily take chances with work boats but I certainly wouldn't take chances with my own pride and joy.

Now remind me how fast did they say a Ford Transit could go !!!
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I gotta get some pictures of mine out of the water now!
Benc if you want to do it I'd quite happily take pictures from my boat if we could sort a date out.
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Sounds good to me!

Not sure what im doing this coming weekend yet - theres a biboa cruise to france.. but I think I might be giving it a miss, not sure yet... got some stuff that needs to be done and going depends on me getting it done
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you see cod - its that attitude that gets people on here wound up with you. I would tend to believe that the RNLI's design team and the naval architecht engaged by halmatic etc know a little more about the pros/cons of moving the console forward, than you do having owned one rib for a few months. I know you own a sib too and have lots of other boating experience as you like to remind anyone who questions your credentials - but I don't believe you have ever designed a lifeboat, a rib or indeed dozens of them.
No but I do understand the laws of Physics. Obviously there are drawbacks as well which is why the new boats have bow ballast tanks fitted.

Maybe I have never designed a RIB but Humber have done quite a few - plenty of those with the console far forward so it's NOT only me!!!
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Finally got our SIB back after a 9 month repair. What a bunch of BS. Anyways we are just happy to have it back. Got two boats now. Great for pictures!

Hey Nos4r2,

That SR5.4 is crazy! Thats the furthest I've seen any RIB out the water. I don't know if I would be trying that with our RIB but maybe the SIB.
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