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Old 08 August 2005, 08:13   #1
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Another RIB accident

Yet more bad publicity....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/4129374.stm

and another where the Life Boat had to catch a circling boat.
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I saw this earlier but no mention of a RIB being involved.
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Afraid so, check...

Abersoch news

or

Abersoch RNLI call outs look at 7/8.

Abersoch is becoming more and more popular with powerboats and jetski's following the ban at Windermere. Perhaps a bit too popular on sunny weekends.
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Abersoch lifeboat was called to deal with an unmanned rib that was still motoring in circles after the accident.

Does say a hell of a lot for kill cords - bit like the seat belt situation I suppose - maybe 1% of the time you are better off without one but 99% of the time...........
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As an aside, I was demonstrating the use of the kill cord to a new passenger a couple of months ago. Imagine my suprise when it didn't kill the engine! I hadn't tested it for a couple of months, I don't care to think how long it hadn't been working for. Turns out that most kill cords kill the engine by completing an electrical circuit, not breaking it. So if you've got some corrosion, leading to poor contacts, the kill cord won't work.

The moral of this story? I check the kill cord at the start of every days ribbing now.
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some kill cord contacts work normally open and some work as normally closed depending on whether they earth out a contact to stop the motor or complete the ignition circuit. Depends on engine make, model and year etc.
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this story really reinforces (with regards to the thread listed above) how dangerous open props are and how Rob Jones' Rib exploits (see video clips) can be potentially?extremly dangerous!
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this story really reinforces (with regards to the thread listed above) how dangerous open props are and how Rob Jones' Rib exploits (see video clips) can be potentially?extremly dangerous!
Not really - the RIB that hit the boy was unmanned - obviously turned and ran him down!!!

In Rob's case the RIB was travelling in a straight line - BIG difference!!!!
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