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Old 18 December 2008, 18:26   #51
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Crowded commuter train..

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great image you found there - reminds me of the grind into London on a typical commuter train.
all those guys and their gear...
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Old 19 December 2008, 04:42   #52
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Obviously this lot have been listening to Alan Priddy
Oh I think they did, just look at the water in the boat. Flood the hull, slow the drift onto the lee shore which gives the lifeboat time to arrive. Good plan, well executed, resulting in a sucessful outcome eg: home in time for last orders

Now who was the cox who took that lot to sea because in addition to all the divers each one is likely to have 40 kgs of kit on board as well, prat

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Old 19 December 2008, 10:52   #53
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Would love to here the story behind your pic Jono.
My 2p bet says they didn't plan to be flooded unless it was an excersise?
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If the boat that has been flooded is armed with overpressure valves, would the added weight and pressure not start the decompression of the tubes. Surely this does not add to the safety of the boat in such a condition and should be considered before taking action so drastic as to deliberately fill a boat.
Would still like to know the answer to this question.

If i'm wrong no harm done and sorry for a moment of daftnes
If i'm right would it not be better to make all aware??




Perhaps onre of the tube manufacturers would be brave enough to answer -
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Would still like to know the answer to this question.

If i'm wrong no harm done and sorry for a moment of daftnes
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Perhaps onre of the tube manufacturers would be brave enough to answer -

It would depend upon a number of factors around tube design and valve spec. I doubt anyone could really answer your question. Why not try it


I have flooded my RIB to clean it out once (quite easy really just reverse hard) and noticed no ill effects with pressure valves fitted to all 5 chambers.
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Old 19 December 2008, 11:13   #56
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It would depend upon a number of factors around tube design and valve spec. I doubt anyone could really answer your question. Why not try it


I have flooded my RIB to clean it out once (quite easy really just reverse hard) and noticed no ill effects with pressure valves fitted to all 5 chambers.
I would do if any of the boats i use had valves fitted, my question and reason for specing my boat without valves (rightly or wrongly) originates from my time spent as a raft guide when the inflatable floors on Avon rafts would release when the raft was swamped. Interestingly the side tubes were not equiped with pressure valves.

I can imagine if the boat is light and in good conditions they wouldn't release but if the boat was heavily laiden and in adverse conditions then the tubes would be strained more.
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Old 20 December 2008, 06:28   #58
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I think this pic shows one reason why RIBS are pretty good - it still didnt sink despite having several tons of water, people , gear , etc in it !

I cant think they flooded it on purpose though - sea state looks reasonable to me
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That looks very much like the Swansea sub aqua club RIB. they have a Humber with a suzuki V6 2 stroke as well - I wonder............
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