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Old 19 August 2008, 16:17   #31
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You need to sort the serious from crap replies here...

I think that the RNLI remove the inversion kit from the outboards before they are sold.

It is perfectly possible to get under an inverted RIB safely - ask any ILB crew. Likewise with a correctly rigged painter you ll probably be able to right it - especially if there is two of you.

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Old 19 August 2008, 16:17   #32
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Some sort of cage device with the container mounted upside down should do the trick.
If you mount it the right way up, at least then it would only be upside down for that short time between capsize and you accessing it.

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.....or perhaps a bottle mounted on the a-frame... oh wait a minute thats not a new idea.
But it would be underneath the boat and difficult to access after a capsize - Codprawn is thinking of something easily accesible in such a situation.
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Not sure I'd really want to get underneath near the transom while the boat is inverted though unless it was unavoidable. More protrusions to get caught up in (steering, fuel lines,cables etc on a small boat) and it'd be further down than the rest of the boat. What do you think?
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It is perfectly possible to get under an inverted RIB safely - ask any ILB crew.
Tis very true but as a few folk have said, it is outwith PB2 sylabus
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Old 19 August 2008, 18:40   #35
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Have a read of this maib report on an Upturned Rigid raider. I know its not a rib but it highlights some of the issues. And give you a few things to think about.
This makes rather sad reading. The whole operation was an unmitigated diaster from start to finish.
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This makes rather sad reading. The whole operation was an unmitigated diaster from start to finish.
Yeah, it is rather grim reading! That being said, it appears to have come down to lack of planning and preperation. I think we could all take some lessons from this tragedy. I know it certainly made me think about a few aspects of safety and equipment on my own boat!

A little bit of planning could have gone some way to averting this incident. Which is why it is important that people sit down beforehand (as Jon H has done) and say well what the hell do we do if the boat turns turtle! Or we do have a real MOB. Aswell as this it highlights the importance of keeping calm, there is no use in panicing!

Anyway, safe boating everyone
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NO!!!

Swim as far away from the vessel as you can, because if she goes down, you could well be sucked down with her.

You also need to try and avoid swallowing any oil that is likely to have leaked and will be floating on the surface.

Make sure you have your lifejacket on and that it's inflated.



Garbage advice like this should be yanked from the thread. I'm not sure if he was trying to be funny or not, but it has no place here.
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Garbage advice like this should be yanked from the thread. I'm not sure if he was trying to be funny or not, but it has no place here.
I am sure it was a joke - if it wasn't and anyone believed it they would soon be up for a Darwin award anyway!!!
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Garbage advice like this should be yanked from the thread. I'm not sure if he was trying to be funny or not, but it has no place here.
Indeed...safety is no joking matter
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You need to sort the serious from crap replies here...
I agree.. there are mixed messages going on here which is diluting some good advice.. and some serious questions
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