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Old 30 January 2014, 16:58   #61
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The 8m/300hp are actually just numbers. 4m/40hp could just as easily result in a tragic result if poorly handled.
Yes, seen it, and just as fatal.
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Old 30 January 2014, 17:36   #62
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Old 30 January 2014, 19:22   #63
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The handling tests were obviously thorough, showing how the excessive lean angle lead to the hook, which was pretty violent (measured at 1.3g) so anybody not belted in would have been thrown out.

Nasty but predictable outcome sadly
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Do you think that's because the vast majority of ribs are open as with other boats if it hooks or the helmsman gets knocked over the cabin or cuddy helps to stop the helmsman going overboard. So you would never know if one was worn or not.
Plus 1 - In my experience of racing many boats from Thundercats through Phantom 18's and RIBs it is the open RIBs that are often the ones ejecting their occupants, even with bucket style seating in a classic RIB with a console design, it's the high centre of gravity with nothing to stop you going over the side that'll get you every time, mind you I've also see a few hard boats eject passengers as well but that's racing which by definition is "on the edge of control".
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I've also found that the tubes play a big part in getting you out the boat, where a lot of boat bank round a bend or just slide out of it the tubes keep the boat more upright, it's a bit like going round a bend on a Motorbyke without leaning over, they just dig in usually, do a very quick 90 degree turn and you out the side
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........ mind you I've also see a few hard boats eject passengers .
Have been spat clean out of a Phantom 18 due to steering failure. The driver and I surfaced about 10ft apart. The guy who stayed in the boat, broke two ribs.
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I got spat out of a rib, trouble was I still had the console in my hands and the kill cord still attached, I was a lot younger and found it bloody funny, thinking about it now, eek!
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I got spat out of a rib, trouble was I still had the console in my hands and the kill cord still attached.
A Ferryman by any chance?
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A Ferryman by any chance?
Now now - it was the hull that split open like a wet cardboard box, not the console...

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No it was some pile of crap that me and my brother cobbled together
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