Originally Posted by Nasher
I have known a certain member of this forum to use what we've named the Stannah Diver lift. I won't tell you who as it's not really reccomended.
With the engine turned off swim round to the back of the boat.
Place one foot on each side of the cavitation plate, reach around to the tilt switch on the side of the engine cowling and use the hydraulics to lift you up to a point where you can step onto the transom.
Unfortunately as the engine tilts forward you usually end up looking like you've become Very friendly with your RIB
Might still be a problem with side tanks.
If it was really rough I'm not sure that I would be too happy on a lift. Might consider kneeling down otherwise I have found myself being thrown all over the place on a lift, even when not too rough.
If diving from a RIB I would prefer to de-kit in the water, just keep your mask on and DV rammed into your eating orifice until the last possible moment