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Old 04 December 2008, 16:57   #31
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On the Atlantics the sea anchor is roughly 4' across.
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Old 04 December 2008, 18:15   #32
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On the Atlantics the sea anchor is roughly 4' across.
how come it can't be seen in the video? or did i miss it?

they really seemed to bring it in quickly once they got one of the motors running again
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Its rolled up into a ball about the size of two fists with the rope wrapped round it and a lump of lead on the rope.
On the vid I think you see one crew go forward into the bow, all he has to do is through it over the side, the lead sinks and pulls the anchor open. As someone else said you can see the boat swing round when the warp is taken up.

I'd have headed back in if that had happened to me.
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I'd have headed back in if that had happened to me.
Both engines got dunked so short of rowing in they had to fix it where they were. I wonder if the Cox in future will either take the waves at an angle or only have enough throttle on to lift the bow to the approaching wave and not try to launch the boat into the stratosphere
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Fixing it been dabbing the start buttons still they fire up again.

If the waves aren't breaking then running at an angle is fine but once it starts to break you need to hit em head on.
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Fixing it been dabbing the start buttons still they fire up again.

If the waves aren't breaking then running at an angle is fine but once it starts to break you need to hit em head on.
Maybe, but not so fast as to nearly eject your crew into the oggin I’m glad they weren’t on a shout and were only training, I wonder if they learned anything, because it’s a balancing act between punching through the breaking wave and flipping the boat which they nearly did.
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Maybe, but not so fast as to nearly eject your crew into the oggin Iím glad they werenít on a shout and were only training, I wonder if they learned anything, because itís a balancing act between punching through the breaking wave and flipping the boat which they nearly did.
In every vid i have seen of those RNLI ribs they look very unbalnced always flying the bow over every wave. I imagine all the kit and a twin installation can't help.
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In every vid i have seen of those RNLI ribs they look very unbalnced always flying the bow over every wave. I imagine all the kit and a twin installation can't help.


The conditions that they have to operate in would have most of us running for cover (including myself). I think they do there best with what they have got,Iím glad that they are there to come and get us when the sh1t hits the fan.
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The conditions that they have to operate in would have most of us running for cover (including myself). I think they do there best with what they have got,Iím glad that they are there to come and get us when the sh1t hits the fan.
Agreed, just an observation.
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Agreed, just an observation.
I know what you mean it seems to be character of their boats, not sure I would like to be in one though.
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