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Old 03 February 2016, 13:22   #11
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The Baltic hull produces a much softer ride then you are probably used to but nevertheless it also can be painful depending on the angle of approach and helmsman attitude. You will notice that the front passengers in the photos have a very low grab handle. Those photos were taken in 2007. the rib in the film was made somewhat later and the front passengers have higher grab handles so at speed they are not leaning forward only sitting upright. This is something which was also pointed out in the MIAB Safety Report about the Celtic - Pioneer. We addressed that issue long before that report. There are a few large UK made seasafari type ribs in the Solent and not one of then has high grab handles for the forward seated passengers and yet they were coded.
i'll let ribcraft know the baltic hull is softer

my query wasn't about coding, just if you need to sign a disclaimer before a rib trip in general. a few of those bumps looked painful to me but perhaps it is all part of the fun for some.
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Old 03 February 2016, 13:48   #12
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I would suggest goggle for all passengers.
Most of the ride they have eye closed.
Did they prepare any last will or other statement before ride ?

Nice boat. I wish to own one with suspense seats and make rides for tourists in Greece Two in one. Have a big boat, fun and some money
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i'll let ribcraft know the baltic hull is softer

my query wasn't about coding, just if you need to sign a disclaimer before a rib trip in general. a few of those bumps looked painful to me but perhaps it is all part of the fun for some.
I did not say the Baltic had a softer hull. I do not think you will find any rib with a soft hull

as for the disclaimer I have no idea as I have never taken a ride with any of them operators. not that I want to anyway
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Old 03 February 2016, 14:46   #14
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Dubrus, it is quite common for a "thrill ride" rib operator to use disclaimers for all Pax, and also "refuse" to take people who are pregnant or have pre-existing back problems. Of course there are somethings in UK law that you can't disclaim your way put of, especially in consumer contracts so a disclaimer is not an alternative to a competent helmsman or good hull and ergonomic design as Andre suggests. Debates on ride quality of hulls is usually subjective, with few people having ridden multiple boats on the same day in the same conditions with the same helmsman.
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we have a disclaimer, and insurance, and complaints...but we run passengers on the Baltic 900 rib for a 2.5 hour ride and a total of about 5-6 hours of being on the boat. I can tell you that while it is probably our number one comment, it's not really a complaint because the guests LOVE our excursions! We have had days we've had to drop from 32 knots down to 12 knots...even then we get 5 star reviews!

I just need to convince my captain on the "white knuckle" rides to drive like he stole it!
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