Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 January 2015, 13:42   #11
Member
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Boat name: Uh...a kayak?
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poly View Post
Radio, radio, radio.
Make that a DSC equipped VHF radio that floats and I fully agree.

Paddles get used often on my boat in shallow water, including yesterday.

Always have a good anchor setup too, so you can stop your drift if needed.
__________________

__________________
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 January 2015, 14:06   #12
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: NSW
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 308
Keeping in mind I can only get a hand held radio, still better than an Aux engine?

I guess an aux sitting in the boat would be a pain and I have no room on the transom to perma mount it.
__________________

__________________
SpearRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 January 2015, 14:35   #13
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpearRib View Post
Keeping in mind I can only get a hand held radio, still better than an Aux engine?
Yes. I have an aux - I rarely take it with me (its a smelly old thing, not that reliable, and has the usual storage issues). I never go without my h/held vhf.

There are many ways to get in the shit which an aux wont really help with: sinking, a fire, MOB, medical emergency, even getting entangled in a pot marker, running out of fuel, another boat needing help that's too big for you to tow...
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 January 2015, 15:42   #14
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: NSW
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 308
good points. you also forgot white pointers biting through each of my chambers, although i think the double skinned hull will stil stay afloat haha.

yep sounds like radio is a must.
__________________
SpearRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 January 2015, 16:08   #15
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpearRib View Post
good points. you also forgot white pointers biting through each of my chambers, although i think the double skinned hull will stil stay afloat haha.
fortunately I don't have to worry about them... ...but if I did then think this would be even more true:

Quote:
yep sounds like radio is a must.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 January 2015, 16:23   #16
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: NSW
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 308
there is a video on youtube of a documentary presenter talking about white pointers, when one comes up and bites the tube, no joke, you should watch it. funny as.
__________________

__________________
SpearRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.