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Old 05 November 2002, 06:53   #11
Country: New Zealand
Town: Dunedin
Boat name: Zebedee
Make: Zodiac
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15 2 stroke
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Standing up?

It seems that if you're out in any sort of weather, people mostly agree you want to be sat on a seat, and most ribsters don't fit that many seats (except the tourist boat lot, obviously).

Does anyone have any more comments on standing, holding onto seat back, for instance. Is the problem here endurance (i.e. you get tired) or safety (i.e. you fall or get swept overboard)?


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Old 05 November 2002, 06:57   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Edenbridge
Boat name: Scorpion
Make: Scorpion 8.5mtr
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315hp Yanmar Diesel
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Hi Simon

I would say its both. Standing up in the rough for long periods becomes very tireing and you can lose you grip and be thrown over the side. Is allways much better to be sitting down and holding on.


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Old 05 November 2002, 07:00   #13
Country: Greece
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For whatever my opinion worths (not much anyway ) I think that one should always be sitting safely on a RIB.
The English Channel or the Atlantic is not to be taken lightly.
To do a MOB manouvre is more difficult in real life than when you took the test (believe me I know)

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