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Old 19 June 2013, 09:07   #31
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Sib in heavy Seas

I seem to recall reading some years ago that inshore rescue boats had a windspeed limit put on them.
Apparently the SIBS could take any weather, but the crews couldn't, and above a certain windspeed/ seastate by the time they reached the casualty they would be punchdrunk.

Not sure though if this was true or just a maritime myth. Anyone remember??
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Old 19 June 2013, 18:50   #32
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Not wishing to get involved in the sanity or otherwise but I can highly recommend that adventurous SIBbers will enjoy Dag Pike's book.

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Old 19 June 2013, 19:23   #33
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Not wishing to get involved in the sanity or otherwise but I can highly recommend that adventurous SIBbers will enjoy Dag Pike's book.

Dag Pike - Inflatables
Thanks, I ordered a copy.

Jyasaki if you want to borrow it when I'm done reading, I'll mail it down to you, just return it when you're finished.
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Old 19 June 2013, 19:42   #34
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Going under a bridge in our 10 ft inflatable, we were met by a patch of 3 ft. +/- standing waves. Once in them, we had to run through the area as there was no turning around. The boat was fine, but holding on and staying inside it was the challenge. Had they been closer together, we would have probably rolled the boat.

It would be my worst nightmare to have to travel any distance in water like that.
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So can I ask all who are criticizing the OP if they ever made a passage/trip and afterwards regretted it or won't do it again?

There is a lot to be said for learning from experience...

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Old 20 June 2013, 02:59   #36
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Thanks, I ordered a copy.

Jyasaki if you want to borrow it when I'm done reading, I'll mail it down to you, just return it when you're finished.
Where did you find it out of interest? Difficult (ie expensive!) book to get hold of now.
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Old 20 June 2013, 03:45   #37
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Where did you find it out of interest? Difficult (ie expensive!) book to get hold of now.
After reading this thread I bought a used copy last night on amazon for 8. Today the cheapest on there is 43

Dag Pike has a new book out this week "The Complete Rib Manual" for 23.99

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Complete...ke+inflatables
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I was inspired too and bought one for 5.50.
Lucky find considering what some are asking.
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So can I ask all who are criticizing the OP if they ever made a passage/trip and afterwards regretted it or won't do it again?

There is a lot to be said for learning from experience...
The OP's main regret appears to be that he couldn't go faster! I think that's what attracted the ire.
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Apologies for taking it a little OT but Brady, Genaro - outstanding bargaintastic prices. Enjoy the read, it might seem a little 'old fashioned' at first but I don't think there's a better book out there on Sibbing.
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