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Old 08 June 2009, 12:49   #301
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No capsizing, just erm....
All I'll say is that he runs a RIB forum!

I have no photos of that particular event, but I do have some from the weekend. I'll try to post them later tonight.
JK ended up in the briny! He'll of needed a 'Face' Saver after that little mis-hap.
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Old 08 June 2009, 13:03   #302
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JK ended up in the briny! He needed a 'Face' Saver after that little mis-hap.
Wrong forum mollers, try hotribs!!
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Old 08 June 2009, 14:47   #303
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Inflating life jacket

Is there any way, other than the obvious, to test inflating jackets?

What is a typical life span of these jackets?
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Old 08 June 2009, 15:23   #304
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Is there any way, other than the obvious, to test inflating jackets?

What is a typical life span of these jackets?
I am guessing you mean to test the auto inflate part of the mechanism? I'm not aware of a way to test them... there are 2 different types - one with a dissolving table and one which uses water pressure (has to be 30 cm under water?). It would be interesting to know which type Kevin was wearing. I think he was wearing a floatation suit too? Could it be that it didn't get deep enough to fire?
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Old 08 June 2009, 16:14   #305
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Thanks.

I too would like to thank Ged and Dave for all their efforts and hard work over the last six months . It is much appreciated and we ( Clive Rob Simon and I ) all enjoyed our first Ribnet
gathering - I'm sure it won't be our last !

We enjoyed meeting other like minded Ribsters and it was good to know you had others around you especially given the sea conditions . It was good to meet others and share stories and experiences and we would certainly be up for a re-run !

All the RIBS demonstrated just how seaworthy they were and I have to confess in our case we gave up on the return trip -when following Ged back to Conwy - in the worst conditions we had experienced - before the boat did !!

Clive has some great shots of the early part of the run to Beaumaris which I will try to post but unfortunaltely wind rain and spray not to mention the fact he was ' holding on ' mean we don't have many of the more exciting conditions.

Everyone was very easy going and we look forward to seeing you all again soon in the sunshine !!

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Old 08 June 2009, 16:18   #306
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Wrong forum mollers, try hotribs!!
Ah right.
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Old 08 June 2009, 16:33   #307
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weekend

many thanks to ged and dave for a great weekend.shame about the weather but we made the most of it.
1st time in seas like that hope its the last ...!!
really enjoyed the experience can't wait till the next time we all meet
hope everyone recovered their boats ok and had a save journey home
met some great people saw some fantastic ribs ..maverick loved your bat out of hell music ..!! ged next time we meet any chance of a ride in that rib of yours, it looked great

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Old 09 June 2009, 06:33   #308
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shame about the weather
Thanks to those who braved the elements to turn what could have been a total washout into a really good weekend.

Special thanks to GED for his meticulous attention to detail including arranging a JCB to clear the slip on Friday and Mark for spending a couple of wet and windy nights guarding the trailer park.

The HM deserves a mention for the exemptions he granted us for the weekend as do BRP and Barrus for their support. People may not be aware but there was also full medical and mechanical support in place fortunately not needed.

The only downside to the weekend was the loss of my beloved Balaclava which was last seen going down the A55 at height of 6' 6'' above sea level.

I beleive it now lives in Brighton.
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The only downside to the weekend was the loss of my beloved Balaclava which was last seen going down the A55 at height of 6' 6'' above sea level.

I beleive it now lives in Brighton.
You forgot the jump leads and battery that now live in the West Midlands
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You forgot the jump leads and battery that now live in the West Midlands
Not strictly true.

The battery now lives in a caravan in Northampton and the jump leads are at N53 10 56.4 W4 12 57.9.
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