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Old 28 February 2009, 13:16   #21
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Did anyone see the camel trophy RIB's? They have a something along the lines of a roof rack (I bet I get pulled for calling it that ). Maybe an idea to fit something like that to carry the Kayak's. How much do they weigh?

http://www.camelboats.com/
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Old 28 February 2009, 14:24   #22
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you are not seriously suggesting towing an occupied canoe any distance are you? would have assumed much better (and safer to put people and canoes on the rib)
Sorry, yeah, we strap the kayaks to the sides of the RIB.

Towing would be really crazy, but then again so would being sat in a kayak tied to a kite surfing kite, getting dragged out of the water and along the beach at a rate of knots.
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Did anyone see the camel trophy RIB's? They have a something along the lines of a roof rack (I bet I get pulled for calling it that ). Maybe an idea to fit something like that to carry the Kayak's. How much do they weigh?

http://www.camelboats.com/

Q Rouge Wave. He had one, and hated it. They are overly heavy and hence slow.

A 90 on a 5-5.5m will be "wow".

If if you "Oh F**k" then you need a bigger engine, although for most i would say 90 is plenty.

I had an 18 foot rib with a 130 2-stroke and it was great, every second. It seams as i've got older i've got boring, since we're a metre longer now and about the same hp!!
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A few hundred quid spent on training will still be a good investment though. Especially if you go somewhere that runs small classes (or even one-on-one) training that can adapt to your existing knowledge.
I've moved further discussion of training to a new thread
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.......Blankets - good question - no idea - I have never heard of them being carried on leisure boats but happy to be told otherwise ..........

You could try the foil type used by walkers/hill climbers etc. Pack up no bigger than a packet of cigarettes, cost a few quid - no brainer really. Will retain some heat even in windy conditions.
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You could try the foil type used by walkers/hill climbers etc. Pack up no bigger than a packet of cigarettes, cost a few quid - no brainer really. Will retain some heat even in windy conditions.
They are pretty crap. They quote very high "radiated" heat retention numbers, but most heat is lost from a person by conduction and convection. If you want a compact way of keeping warm in an emergency something like a Blizzard Bag would be much more effective.
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