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Old 10 August 2011, 17:17   #1
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See the link below to Bembridge Sailing Club website and photo sequence - yellow Rib was being tested within the harbour (possibly by commercial entity) - something happened and the Rib ended up embedded in a houseboat. Whilst no injury occurred luckily imagine what would have happened if the boat had instead ploughed through a group of beginner sailors of which there are many in the harbour? There really is NO excuse!


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Old 10 August 2011, 17:39   #2
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Did that go through the hull of the houseboat?!
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Old 11 August 2011, 09:10   #3
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That looks very similar to the Ocean 650 with Mariner Optimax that has been up for sale at Bembridge OUtboards for quite a while. I looked at it a couple of months ago, but the tubes were really worn and it needed a lot of work.

I noticed that they'd put it on eBay recently:

Ocean 6.5 RIB 150 Mariner Optimax | eBay

and it's still for sale??! Maybe it's a different one?

I wonder if someone was taking it for a test drive...

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Old 11 August 2011, 10:28   #4
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if it is the same, wouldn't a bone fide dealer declare that sort of accident damage ?
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Old 11 August 2011, 11:35   #5
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I was told about this the other day as being such a similar boat I was originally thought to be the culprit.

I believe it was more of a collision wth the bow of the houseboat, but don't quote me on that as I'm just passing on what I was told.

The Ocean hull is a realy heavily built bit of kit, so would stand up to a lot of abuse, although the windscreen etc appears to have been ripped off.

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