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Old 20 January 2004, 19:01   #11
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Here is the news clip
http://www.howthlifeboat.com/index....wsbody&id=5

Good link with a brief but salutory recounting of the story of the 14-man rib. I read on.....the report covers 5 callouts over Easter 2003. The Redbay was first, but there followed an even better story......

"At 1741 on the Saturday, the ALB launched to assist the yacht Thalia aground at the approaches to Malahide Estuary....transferred the three crew to the lifeboat...During the Sunday afternoon both the ALB and ILB launched in rough sea conditions with a strong easterly force 6-7 wind, the ILB transferring two crew members who were on board the yacht Thalia, still hard aground, to the ALB. They were attempting to recover the yacht from which they had been rescued by the lifeboat on the previous Saturday."

The report makes no further comment. One can only imagine what went through the minds of the lifeboat crew as they re-rescued those yachtsmen.

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Old 21 January 2004, 04:33   #12
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Does rather prove how inherently safe RIBS are
or how incredibly stupid people can be!
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Old 21 January 2004, 09:37   #13
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Thats true.
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Old 21 January 2004, 13:05   #14
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Easter weekend

I suppose its a traditional time of year to restart the seasons boating in Ireland what the links and article dont tell you is the youth lifted from the swamped Redbay had no lifejacket, hence the Irish Coastguard lifted him first, The Trent from Howth did the rest, also that weekend in the same Marina Thalia was trying to get into a woman slipped in off a pontoon in the dark and drowned, as for Thalia it was very unfortunate and recently enough I saw it in a boat yard with its badly damaged keel on the ground beside it, they were very unlucky, the approaches to Malahide involve crossing a sand bank, the Marina has excellent gps positions for the channel bouys which often get moved in heavy weather, the sand bar has caused numerous groundings its particularly dangerous at low water, only for keeled craft.As for the Redbay the weather can be murder off Lambay in an Easterly, the best of us can be caught out and swamped,
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Old 21 January 2004, 13:10   #15
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Anybody now what the CE rating is for a Redbay 6.1 i.e peeps and or weight loading
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Old 21 January 2004, 14:20   #16
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Thalia was trying to get into a woman
it was very unfortunate and recently enough I saw it in a boat
This sounds like some type of sexual thing
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Old 21 January 2004, 14:50   #17
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Anybody now what the CE rating is for a Redbay 6.1 i.e peeps and or weight loading
Sorry dont but here is a pic............dry ride or what
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Old 21 January 2004, 18:41   #18
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Although it is poss. a 6mtr RIB might be rated for 14 people with 14 people anddive kit abord it would be well over specified payload for sure.
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Old 21 January 2004, 18:53   #19
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Can't find any specs on the redbay but similar size Tornados are rated to 1450Kg / 12 persons and even the Humber 6.3 rated at 1700kgs / 18 persons should only be used to carry 9 divers.

I personally think the skipper was highly irresponsible to load the boat so close to its maximum capacity and take it out in those conditions.

My 4.7m RIB is rated to carry a maximum of 8 people. This is fine around the Solent in calm conditions but I would be seriously pushing my luck to go out in anything other than calm with 8 people on board.
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Old 21 January 2004, 19:09   #20
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Couldn't agree more with you DGL, my point is my Avon 4.7 was rated for 8 people who would have had to be standing up to get on the boat. and I had it coded for 3. I think the CE plates can encourage overloading from the less careful boat skippers
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