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Old 08 December 2007, 06:41   #1
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MAIB report - RIBQUEST owners

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...gonew/1#UNREAD
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Old 08 December 2007, 08:21   #2
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There seems to be a trend here

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14775
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Old 08 December 2007, 10:36   #3
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Al has posted some scary photos on YBW.com including the damage to the rib.

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...page/0#1673942

Photos show 6 self tappers holding the seat in with an ordinary sealant

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Self tappers are the spawn of the Devil - I would NEVER use them on anything!!!

There was an accident a while ago when a console came off a RIB because it was only held on with self tappers - why do they do it???
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Old 08 December 2007, 14:16   #5
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The report is not on the MAIB website yet so presumably it is out for consultation with the "stakeholders" and Al has posted the draft report/findings on the YBW site?

I realise that these things take time - but given that the report has been written why has "safety bulletin 2/2007" (as mentioned in the report) not been circulated and posted on the website. Surely the priority should be to get that information of a potential manufacturing fault out to every ribquest owner ASAP.
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Old 08 December 2007, 15:21   #6
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It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it....
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I agree, nothing wrong with them if done properly. Certainly Ok for shear load applications, not Ok for high tensional loads.
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How did the A frame get damaged? was during the collision with the second vessel?
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Give me bolts and washers any day. Failing that pop rivets. I put up a tin shed the other day which came with 1000s of self tappers. They were shit so I then drillled out each hole and stuck a pop rivet in - what a difference. If I ever want to dismantle I will just drill them out!!!
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Absolutely, the most used fastening in the marine industry, and if used correctly they are the best!
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