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Old 11 October 2009, 15:12   #21
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Well, that's a result. And a very tidy looking rib. Nice one!

... and a word of advice, don't drop that Monster Son on the foreshore - you'll never find him in the seaweed
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Old 11 October 2009, 16:15   #22
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Well, that's a result. And a very tidy looking rib. Nice one!

... and a word of advice, don't drop that Monster Son on the foreshore - you'll never find him in the seaweed
just cos you lost your monacle that way capn' birds eye
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Old 11 October 2009, 16:17   #23
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well done - that's looking like a very tidy SR - enjoy
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Old 11 October 2009, 16:18   #24
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Is the Action Man fully spec'd up with gripping hands, eagle eyes and realistic hair?
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thats a very tidy looking rib!! enjoy,
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Old 11 October 2009, 16:26   #26
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Well done. A nice trip. Thanks for keeping us all posted. Much appreciated.




You see

we actually can be nice!!



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Old 12 October 2009, 02:40   #28
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Is the Action Man fully spec'd up with gripping hands, eagle eyes and realistic hair?
Action man says if his hand did'nt have a tendency to come off - he'd flatten ya!!!

Yes yes I know he looks daft but that drysuit cost 10 - not bad for any fancy dress party!!!

Thanks all for the good wishes - I promise not to bore you all too much!!

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Old 12 October 2009, 07:18   #29
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will have to ask for further advice on how to best handle a boat in surfing waves.
Surfing a following sea in a RIB is great fun, once you've got used to the sensation of being 'picked up' and carried by the wave. There are ribbers here who are more expert than me but these are my tips.

1. Pick a speed that is either slower than or faster than the speed of the waves BUT, if faster than the waves, you must have power in reserve. If not, then go slower (slower than the waves is probably better until you have more experience).

2. The danger in a following sea is broaching, that's being turned by a wave so you're beam on. That's why you need the power in reserve, to straighten the boat up if (when) a wave starts to turn you.

3. As you start to climb the back of a wave (either because you're chasing it or if it catches you up), add power to keep forward momentum and tracking straight BUT, as soon as you're at the top, reduce power or you'll fall off the front and stuff into the trough below (submarining) - not good.

4. Hand on the throttle at all times because you need to respond quickly to keep everything under control.
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4. Hand on the throttle at all times because you need to respond quickly to keep everything under control.
Hand on throttle is good practice at all times.
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