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Old 07 June 2005, 12:03   #1
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How to stop this happening?

Carefully moored Farfetched to a Scorpion tensioned with a third rope so as to avoid her bumping her nose on the pontoon at RIBEX on Saturday. Came back to find the Scorpion had gone, and nose was well damaged!

How do I avoid this in the future?

Thanks

Bruce
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Old 07 June 2005, 12:14   #2
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Thats a shame you would have expected the other rib driver to give your boat some more respect. Its not really your fualt its who ever moved your boat. next time park the other way around or if you want get a fender which you can put over the bow.
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Old 07 June 2005, 12:25   #3
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Exactly the same thing happened to the nose of our boat Bruce
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Old 07 June 2005, 12:47   #4
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Just for info to other RIBnetters, Dave, you moored alongside us, and we put a third line on the longer Scropion so it was 8m, 6.5m, 6m, and there was another line from you to us - all comfortably and safely held off the pontoon.

Incidentally, I have one line less than I had - probably it is on the Scorpion.
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Old 07 June 2005, 12:49   #5
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Please tell me what sort of fender works best - and where I can get one from. Thanks

Also, when I get her repaired, should I:

a) just put a patch of yellow hypalon over

or

b) put a patch of yellow hypalon over and then in addition extend the grey rubber to make a pad over the whole centre nose of the tubes and then also a grey pad at the bottom of the tube?

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Old 07 June 2005, 12:50   #6
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Sorry, third post on this matter in 5 mins!

Is it claimable against insurance?
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Wouldn't of thought its worth claiming for.
Are you going to try and patch it up in any way Bruce?

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Old 07 June 2005, 12:53   #8
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Harry

See edited post above

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Old 07 June 2005, 12:56   #9
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Bruce, you frustrate me. I told you this type of damage was likely when you were having your boat built and you were asking for advice. I recommended you have the bow protection extended right down to the hull. Now you know why.

Farfetched - about a week to go
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Old 07 June 2005, 13:06   #10
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Sorry jwalker, I did actually ask the boat builder to implement this on your recommendation.

But, by the time you made the comment, the rubber had all been stuck to the tube, and the boat builder expressed reluctance to make changes. In fact, he advised that it was in his expereince neither necessary or appropriate. Sadly I accepted his advice, as there were other more pressing issues such as centre throttle (which I wanted for safety reasons), which he was again not very positive on, where I put my foot down.

I did not disregard your advice. Far from it. In fact many items on the boat have shamelessly borrowed from in particular yours and Richard B's kindly given advice, which I continue to appreciate.


So please advise me. What to do now? Get him to remove the exisitng fairlead and put on a full one? Add a lower part to the exisitng fairlead? Add an additional pad to each side of the lower fairlead as I suggest above?
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