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Old 03 September 2007, 16:56   #1
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Night Ribbing....!

Q: How many of you passage in the dark?
Q: How many of you would want to passage in the dark?
Q: How many of you have used NVG - night vision goggles
Q: How many of you would like to participate in a Night Navex on NVG?

I would be looking for 8 boats to participate 2 sticks of 4
weekend in October - with a nightstop if your up for it?

All welcome as long as your boat is legal for night - ie lights.

Solent for op 1

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Old 03 September 2007, 17:46   #2
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What sort of NVGs are you using?
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NVG's are great for seeing things at night, but they will also give you severe tunnel vision, as well as completely taking away your depth perception (unless you go for the modern dual tube devices, in which case you can afford to charter a captain to run you across.) Lights will interfere with the goggles' function, as well.

Not to say there isn't a place for them, but as a primary means of lookout, I'd be a bit hesitant.

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Seben Commando sets :-)

jyasaki, we get none of the problems you suggest - which manufacturer do you use?
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I went on a night exercise with the Pathfinder Powerboat club several years ago, www.ppc.org.uk
In a word it was brilliant.
Very well organised with detailed briefing beforehand. Mixture of RIBs and Powerboats. We formed into two groups and went around a planned route with stop-offs and radio checks along the way. Everything was cleared with the coastguard and Queens Harbourmaster before hand although that did not stop Portsmouth sending out a launch to investigate our activities! Some interesting navigation such as following sector lights into Fishbourne and we set off a white flare as part of the exercise.
I see that they are running the same event this year on 13th October and it would be worth the 30 membership for this alone.
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The Seben commandos are gen1 - don't you get problems with them whiting out when you look at any normal light sources? It is only gen 2 - 3 they cured the problems and they are stupid money!!!
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Q: How many of you passage in the dark?
Q: How many of you would want to passage in the dark?
Q: How many of you have used NVG - night vision goggles
Q: How many of you would like to participate in a Night Navex on NVG?

I would be looking for 8 boats to participate 2 sticks of 4
weekend in October - with a nightstop if your up for it?

All welcome as long as your boat is legal for night - ie lights.

Solent for op 1

:-)
1) We do night runs quite often.

2) Yes, no probelm.

3) Yes, have used NVG, but not on the Rib.

4) Yes, please, love to do it!

Nightstop would be fine.

PM me with details.

Tony.
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codders - come down and come out and i will show you a few party tricks with them to stop the probs you talk about - from where we would go on NVG - no bright white lights would be visible - and we put filters on the steaming lights to reduce any chance of white-out.... :-)
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codders - come down and come out and i will show you a few party tricks with them to stop the probs you talk about - from where we would go on NVG - no bright white lights would be visible - and we put filters on the steaming lights to reduce any chance of white-out.... :-)
I would love to thanks. Unfortunately I am in the middle of starting a new venture but hopefully when it's up and running I will have more time on my hands(and money)!!!
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