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Old 14 October 2013, 15:45   #11
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i will be honest trimix, your boat isnt my cup of tea but that has nothing to do with jealousy, i just prefer dive/rescue style ribs. im a little concerned by your inexperience, but also reassured by the fact that youre not afraid of asking questions - we all started once and we are all still learning. by kitting out the boat yourself you will no doubt be getting yourself clued up on each and every item on your boat and therefore will have the confidence in understanding what you have and how everything works. fair play to you - keep asking
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Well I may as well show my cards. Completely jealous that you have a rib and I don't. As for your actual RIB - completely not to my taste. But I don't feel the need to be abusive like the 'Odd One'.

So to the question - why do you need one? Well You may or may not have one in your car. I've passed a decent number of cars on Hardshoulders that clearly were doing more than over heating. If in doubt listen to Sally Traffic on Radio 2 for a week and you are bound to hear a number of car and trucks on fire. I doubt many of them are fag ends or collisions.

With two OB's you're gonna be transporting a fair amount of fuel around. Far more than in your average family car.

Added to that your car catches fire, you pull over to the left, open your doors and get out. Worry about trying to save your prized possession later. Not so easy if you have to decide if moving your fireball on water to get to land to get out will fan the flames more or not, or if you are just jumping into the water (which hopefully the fuel hasn't leaked to).

1kg is what the RYA recommend I think.

Put it somewhere dry and free from salty water.

Somewhere you can get to it from the driving possition, probably away from electrics or fuel...? Under a seat ?
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Old 14 October 2013, 15:45   #13
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oh, and i carry a 5kg powder - a bit overkill but i got it for nowt!
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Old 14 October 2013, 16:02   #14
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I guess dry powder is best on a rib, but I think I would be more interested in abandoning ship, either into a liferaft or directly into the water, if a rib engine was on fire. I would not be hanging around on top of all that petrol trying to put it out. The boat is expendable (it's insured), and I would be getting myself and any passengers as far from it as possible by whatever means.

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I'd suggest an automatic one (gas or powder) in the rear with the batteries and fuel lines and a 1kg or 2kg dry powder near or in the forward console.
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Keep asking the questions Trimix. We are all very envious of your new toy. Asking here you get a lot of different answers and the reasons why then you can decide what works best for you.

I lurked in the background for a long time on here at the start and didn't ask more than a couple of questions for fear of grief from asking silly questions but mainly having no boating experience and went straight out and bought my current boat with not a clue. Not even a power boat course under my belt!

Very similar to you! But my boat was much cheaper!
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Keep asking the questions Trimix, and ignore those that are bored with your new boat.

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http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollection...tes%202013.pdf

has a quick guide in what the RYA recommend for teaching centres - use as guide only !
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I've got a firetrace auto extinguisher fitted in the console & a couple of 1kg dry powders on the boat.
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Keep asking the questions Trimix. We are all very envious of your new toy. Asking here you get a lot of different answers and the reasons why then you can decide what works best for you.

I lurked in the background for a long time on here at the start and didn't ask more than a couple of questions for fear of grief from asking silly questions but mainly having no boating experience and went straight out and bought my current boat with not a clue. Not even a power boat course under my belt!

Very similar to you! But my boat was much cheaper!
Now you just get grief anyway....
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