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Old 09 May 2015, 17:28   #31
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Lol roflhat, I was in Stornoway about a month ago, stuck by the nw gales , used to stay there about 15 years ago up near tiumpan head , but everything was 'shut'.
Intend to cross by rib late this year for the craic

Cheers for the replies folks , informative.

Willk, I'll probably not bother. What can they do? Take away my commercial endorsement which I don't intend to use again ?

Any vhf I wouldn't hear in the rib as I don't stop to dive/fish, so mobile is more reliable/safer.

Jeff & portholme, I have no interest in involving the rnli no matter the situation. Ever.
For the record, it was the first charity I donated to, and only do 3 now, but not a chance in H that I would contact them. That is part of my risk assessment.
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Old 09 May 2015, 17:45   #32
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It's my understanding that most of the stuff is 'suggested' for leisure vessels except for having a radar reflector (this is a must but only if you have an A frame?). Personally I always have my handheld VHF with me as well as various other items already mentioned in this thread.
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Old 09 May 2015, 18:08   #33
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Ah, that's interesting Sam. No a frame no need ?
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I think the actual way its written is that if you have a place to put one you need to have one and the only place on smaller boats is usually the A frame so if you don't have an A frame or any space anywhere else, which standard SR4's don't have, then you don't actually need one. I'd double check in Solas V though it will tell you the requirements for vessels under 10m and you also need to comply with local bye-laws.
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To be honest mate I'm not sure why you made this thread if you're not going to listen to advice from anyone. Every single post on it is giving you suggestions which will benefit both your own safety and the safety of others. Seems to me you just want to stir things up and start aguments.
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Jeff & portholme, I have no interest in involving the rnli no matter the situation. Ever.
For the record, it was the first charity I donated to, and only do 3 now, but not a chance in H that I would contact them. That is part of my risk assessment.
You don't get it Robert. Every one who's respond has no intention of getting the RNLI involved but when it happened to me and I ended up with an auxiliary circuit working and no power to the engine, with my wife and two of my kids on board I had no choice.

What did I do afterwards? Immediate donation, shared my birthday cake with the crew (but that's another story), assessed what I'd failed at, including; immediate diagnosis of the engine issue which was unknown at the time and turned out to be a failed ignition barrel, just about the only thing I'd not rewired and lack of auxiliary which I then bought, the very next day.

I take it that you come with a different mindset so my final words are please don't ask for advice only to throw it back in others faces. It makes you look unintelligent and arrogant.
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Cheers for the replies folks , informative.

Willk, I'll probably not bother. What can they do? Take away my commercial endorsement which I don't intend to use again ?
I rather thought that you wouldn't bother. Which kind of begs the question why an experienced boatman (commercially endorsed no less) would start this thread having been previously cautioned by Admin about similar posting patterns. I'm going to close this thread down now as neither you nor the respondents are getting any benefit from it. I do hope that you continue to visit and enjoy RIBnet, but if you want to extol the joy of precaution free boating - you just might be happier out on the new boat.
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