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Old 08 November 2006, 09:46   #1
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hi, can anyone recommend any good books or dvd's possibly on handling ribs in all sea states. whilst i'm not new to boating, just to ribs, it would be nice to find some information on getting the most out of these versatile boats and yet be safe.
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Old 08 November 2006, 15:30   #2
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Strongly recommend 'Fast Powerboat Seamanship' by Dag Pike (ISBN 0-07-142209-9). Good chapters on understanding effects of wind and waves as well as handling a fast boat in all sea states.

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hi, can anyone recommend any good books or dvd's possibly on handling ribs in all sea states. whilst i'm not new to boating, just to ribs, it would be nice to find some information on getting the most out of these versatile boats and yet be safe.
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Last months Sports Boat and Rib has an interesting article on how to drive quickly!
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Two book I find very useful and comprehensive;

Fast boats and rough seas - ISBN: 0229118402 - Dag Pike

U.S. Coast Guard Seamanship Manual - ISBN: 0071388001


Dag Pike's may seem dated, but the guidance and advice still applies.

USCG Seamanship Manual has some superb sections on a whole range of topics (look at the contents on amazon).

Sections on handling in large surf/severe weather and crew leadership are particularly good. Some sections such as stats on USCG helicopters and lifejackets are not so relevent, but it's a very big book for the money and makes an interesting read. Would def recommend this for professional helms/coxswains as well as for the leisure ribbers.

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