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Old 02 January 2008, 16:28   #1
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Flipping Ribs !

So who's done it then? either rolled or flipped a RIB? I heard a certain Humber Dealer in North Wales may have had this experience
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Old 02 January 2008, 17:04   #2
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I have flipped my 3.5m SIB. After some professional training from Jono

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I have fliped a zapcat in the surf when driving it hard, but those things do flip so nothing out of the normal there, and I was almost trying to find the boundries of the craft anyway and prepared for it to flip.
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look here.
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That's my worst nightmare.

Anybody done and does the insurance cover it ?
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The insurance covered mine. All repairs to engine and boat paid for.

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When I was Younger, I Flipped two different Flatacraft Force 4s, one either way. Both belonged to my Father, the second of which I inherited.

Going over backwards is one of those slow motion moments.

Rolling sideways is Bloody Scary, violent, and happens very quickly.

Don't want to do either again.

On both occations the windscreens were ripped off, but being Force 4s the boats were flipped back over again very quickly.

Both times the engine restarted after checking for water in the pots by whipping out the plugs and turning it over slowly.

The first was a 1970's Chrysler 35HP, second a 1980's Suzuki 40HP.
Both were OK after a service and plenty of misting Oil. Probably due to them being older Carb models with little or no Electronics. The Trim/Tilt relays on the Suzuki played up months later though.

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Not happened to me, but seen 2 RIBs flip locally. Both good size boats, one was a Ribcraft 6.5, the other a Tornado 5.8. On each occasion it was breaking water on the quarter that knocked the boat over (on one occasion with an entrapment underneath).

Insurance coughed up OK each time, and as far as I know, no increase in premium
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Did i see a picture in the Deer Park Inn of said Flatacraft upside down being towed in?!
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Old 03 January 2008, 04:46   #10
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SO the main thing with regards to the engine is don't try and restart it. Get a tow home then get it down to the service center ASAP? is there anything else you should do to a modern engine if its been immersed?
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