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Old 12 August 2011, 12:05   #1
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RIB Overturned on M5, link with pictures

Found this article: http://www.somersetcountygazette.co....boat/?ref=mmsp

some very interesting comments been made on the article.

Not a good start to their weekend!
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Old 12 August 2011, 12:23   #2
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That must be getting on for 10m, that is a big boat, even with a big 4x4 it would take some controlling if it decided to go elswhere.
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Oops!

I see the uninformed are voicing their opinions in the comments section too
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That sure looks a big rib!!!
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Old 12 August 2011, 12:30   #5
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Are there not two boats involved: one with dark tubes and one with light grey ones? It's possibly that which prompted the comment about the size of the boat when it is in fact two!
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Oops!

I see the uninformed are voicing their opinions in the comments section too
Aye, what does Guy think we are going to tow our domestic ribs with? Or are non commercial operations not allowed to own inflatable ribs? Just as well the website wouldn't let me register!
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Are there not two boats involved: one with dark tubes and one with light grey ones? It's possibly that which prompted the comment about the size of the boat when it is in fact two!
This answers all our questions.
BBC News - M5 in Somerset and Devon closed after towed boat overturns

Its size is probably the reason it was being moved at such an unearthly hour :-)
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Aye, what does Guy think we are going to tow our domestic ribs with? Or are non commercial operations not allowed to own inflatable ribs? Just as well the website wouldn't let me register!
Might be worth a few of us registering, could be fun
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I think its a Sheerwater
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Old 12 August 2011, 12:52   #10
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I think its a Sheerwater
Nah - its a Ribtec cabin rib... Sheerwaters look better ( even when trashed!)
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