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Old 01 September 2005, 14:29   #31
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I see in the West Briton today (1-9-05) that " submerged driftwood" is being given as the cause. Do we think not?

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Old 01 September 2005, 14:50   #32
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Originally Posted by Johny
I was on that Yellow Rib with my son and it definitely didn't hit anything, just dropped off a (very) big wave and crumpled. I guess fully laden and with all those heavy seats bolted down the weight was just too much?
Thanks to the fishing boat which took my son to shore and of course to the coastguard for coming back for me and the girl from the crew.

The good news is it was my first go on a rib and despite the accident I'm hooked and will be looking at buying one.
not a ferryman surely?

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Old 03 September 2005, 04:37   #33
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Originally Posted by TIM
it obvious that, where the lamainates of fiberglass follow the contour of the hull, it wasnt laminated properly, and this caused the weekness!!! its a combination of bad build quality mostly, and bad design second, they should have coped that the laminate has to 'run straight' to retain it strenght, filled out the 'step' with filler , and ran a couple of laminates flat over the chine, to give it strenght.


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