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Old 22 August 2015, 11:38   #1
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Great White Shark Attacks Rib.



So my first question has got to be, if you are looking for an up close interaction in a boat with a GW, why would you chose a Rib?

And second, when the GW looked like it was gonna take a bite out of the boat why didn't anyone hit it?

I have come up on large sharks before in my 4M, and got out of there quickly. Not sure how I will feel when I get my 7M.

I guess those "Premier" Ribs don't have the shark proof tubes.
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Old 22 August 2015, 20:38   #2
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I saw this some time ago and wondered if the guys did this to try and claim new tubes on the insurance, it clearly shows they were trying to get a reaction from the shark.

Ive spent years with toothy sharks and I know inflatables and teeth don't mix, even without burley in the water they are attracted to the electrical field from anodes on engines. My other boat non rib has teeth and tail marks from the prop to the cowling, not a good look on a 3yr old Suzuki.

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This is the mako which tried to eat my engine

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Old 22 August 2015, 21:00   #3
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Yikes!
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They also like kayaks. A lady from work her husband is the kayak spec in the distance.

http://www.ksby.com/story/29828348/s...ta-state-beach
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It happens. I meet this bloke quite regularly, land and sea (sorry, no subtitles ):



He's had his tubes bitten open and his boot bitten off. He now has GRP sheathing on his tubes and keeps a closer eye on where he's putting his feet!
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No thanks, I'm going to have to pass. Sharks scare me.
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No thanks, I'm going to have to pass. Sharks scare me.
I prefer the gummy ones myself! I spent the last week looking for/at Basking Sharks and even they give me a little spinal tingle when they turn towards me quickly!
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Old 23 August 2015, 10:34   #8
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I scuba dive and descended in to a group of nesting Leopard sharks once.
I purged my back up regulator, releasing a bunch of air, and went back up to the surface, and that ended my dive.

I've heard that a 7M will still float with deflated tubes, but I don't ever want to find out.
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I scuba dive and descended in to a group of nesting Leopard sharks once.
I purged my back up regulator, releasing a bunch of air, and went back up to the surface, and that ended my dive.

I've heard that a 7M will still float with deflated tubes, but I don't ever want to find out.
Those Leopard sharks don't bite, just look pretty in the sunlight.

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I have run my 730 with no tubes They run great!
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