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Old 28 November 2006, 08:00   #1
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Horse Shoe Life Belts

I've seen loads of RIBs with Horse Shoe Life belts fitted but I've not been able to study their fixing. How do you fix them on to a RIB A Frame ?

Below is a decent priced one with everything included.

http://www.marine-super-store.com/po...tno=HORSE+SHOE
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Old 28 November 2006, 08:07   #2
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The black square plastic bit that you can see behind the frame usually unbolts and comes apart, with a round recess for an a-frame tube to go into. You offer it up, then bolt the plastic square together again, and should be secure.
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Cheers for that Vince. Will have a close look next time I'm in a chandlers.
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Hi Biggles,
that one does indeed fit onto A frame but the imendsion is normally only 1" or 1.5"
there are much better ones about.
re the light, I had those on a coded boat and they were shocking, they fall outof the flimsy plastic holder and basically light so when if you need them they are either knackered or flat.
If you are not coding the light is not needed and to be frank I wouldn't bother I would attach a lifejacket light (crewsaver do some excellent ones) and they will work as they only go off when you pull the pin, Ocean safety also do an excllent system a bit more pricey.
Ifyou go for a better one it will have reflective tape, possibly a line and be attached via a simple box to A frame and wire clip /bungee.
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Mike,

Thanks for the info. It was the easiest picture to find and post. Its something I'll be looking in to for the future now I know how it goes on a RIB.
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Nick, if you want a lifejacket light to attach to it I've got one here that's out of date but working fine. I bought a whole load of them a few months back.
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Horse shoe life belts

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I've seen loads of RIBs with Horse Shoe Life belts fitted but I've not been able to study their fixing. How do you fix them on to a RIB A Frame ?

Below is a decent priced one with everything included.

http://www.marine-super-store.com/po...tno=HORSE+SHOE
Hello Biggles, Union Chandlery in Cork Ireland (on line web) have same with SS frames. I suggest that you also consider Bungee straps to make sure you do not lose or light duty Cable ties as one hopes not to have to use nor lose same. I always keep cable ties on the boat of all gauges. They do not rust and they are great for quick fix.
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Old 30 November 2006, 12:03   #8
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Aidan,

I just love cable ties. My last boat was unnoficially called "Cable Tie 1".

My mates boat was called "Silicon sealant 1". He had loads of holes filled with the stuff.

Thanks for the info on the bungees, will bear that in mind as don't want to pay twice for the same thing.
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