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Old 04 May 2004, 09:03   #1
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Carrying Kayaks on RIB

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Hoping I can gleen some info from someones experience.

I am looking into how I can carry between 2 and 4 kayaks in/on the boat.

There are 3 options that I can think of.

1) laid across the boat on top of tubes, strapped down. (potential wear to tubes and higher centre of gravity)

2) I can fit one down either side of the console and if carrying 4 two would have to go across the tubes.

3) forget the idea stick the kayaks on the car and arrange to rendezvous somewhere and make the buggers paddle.

And before anyone suggests it I don't have the budget to upgrade to a Camel RIB

Is this covered in any way in the RYA safety boat course ?

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Old 04 May 2004, 09:14   #2
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Old 04 May 2004, 09:18   #3
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A nice camel rib would solve all your problems sir! (and bring you loads more)
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Is this covered in any way in the RYA safety boat course ?

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in a nut shell no
the safety boat course deals with the taking of a casualty ashore in a hurry
eg hypothermia, or injury, or to recover a waterlogged canoe
most canoeist usually self rescue one of their number, the use of a rib is
as escort boat for carrying supplies(tents food, spare kit) and safetyfor longer expeditions, have you tried the British canoe union for some ideas
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Thanks Tim,

I'm an ex BCU Instructor and cannot remember anything they included re use of power boats - but will give them a try.

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Old 04 May 2004, 16:06   #7
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Kayaks and Ribs

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I've carried my Kayak both down the inside and across the tubes at the back, had aways thought if i were to carry more than one i'd lay them across the back of the tubes stacked as best i could and strap them down in some way. I did recovering and towing a swamped kayak on my safety boat course.

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From memory its not part of the standard safety boat course, though Jon Mendez will give you the best info on whats current.
When I was teaching at Plym Uni we used to cover it as we worked with the canoe club on a few things, just one of those little local extras.

You can do a modified 'T' reascue if your bow is low enough, if fellow canoeists haven't got there first and they usually do. ( Rib comes up to the canoe pointing to the cockpit, so it looks like a 'T' from above and a crew member reaches down and grabs the person in the cockpit. MAKE sure that the person it the bow is securly in the boat as the canoist is taught on a canoe 'T' rescue to grab and pull them selves up - could pull the bow person out!!

Though the best use was to act as a mother boat, with the boat length and with two people you can empty the canoe out by lifting one end then the other, whilst the boat is along side. Don't try to stand it on its end and piviot boat across the tubes if its full of water you'll break the canoe .
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Old 05 May 2004, 05:23   #9
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Jelly Mike's a BCU instructor so he's going to know how to recover a swamped Kayak besides this his original question was about securing the kayaks whilst in transit on the RIB not rescue !
I'm assuming Mike wants to transport the kayaks to a destination rather than have a long paddle ? therefore wanted to know the best way to tie the boats on the RIB.

My safety boat course as well at dingies also covered kayaks, windsurfer rescue and we had a demo and lecture from the local kite surfing shcool who lent us a training kite to practice recovering from the water.
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Thanks all.

Think I'll give it a try with the lot on the tubes at the back. I'll have to put some protection on the tubes and see how this affects the trim of the boat.

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