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Old 23 January 2016, 22:39   #11
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I agree with Maximus. Fending off hard objects, allowing someone on another boat to maintain proximity but still hold off, picking up plastic bags and other limp trash (though a boat hook works better for that.)

You can avoid hitting things with some frantic paddling, but I wouldn't want to have to cover any sort of distance (over a hundred feet or so) with them.

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Old 24 January 2016, 02:59   #12
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I have always carried them for all the aforementioned reasons. Mine are the ones that are also boat hooks and are stored along the tubes on Velcro tabs already fitted by Ribcraft.


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Old 24 January 2016, 04:11   #13
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Over here they are part of the legal requirement, even the twin engine 7.7m dive boat I've been working on has them.
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Paddles - yea or nay

Always had two big wooden oars that we row out with in the dinghy. They slot/tuck under each tube nicely at the back.

Used very regularly for pushing off from shore/ jetty, fending off rocky jetties, punting to engine down depth, reaching for dinghy when miscalculated the approach, pushing a rope/pot off the prop/skeg when you've drifted on to one, holding a dogfish down without touching it, the list goes on.

Very useful.
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Always had two big wooden oars that we row out with in the dinghy. They slot/tuck under each tube nicely at the back.

Used very regularly for pushing off from shore/ jetty, fending off rocky jetties, punting to engine down depth, reaching for dinghy when miscalculated the approach, pushing a rope/pot off the prop/skeg when you've drifted on to one, holding a dogfish down without touching it, the list goes on.

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Holding a Dog fish without touching it!??
Now that's a new one...!

Sorry Mate but that tickled me Big time!
I know their skin is a bit rough...but they are COMPLETELY HARMLESS.
You can get over the abrasive skin for disgorging ect...simply by gripping firmly around the Head/Gills and doubling up the tail in the same hand,won't go anywhere.
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IME Paddles are often handy on a RIB..even on larger Boats...and not just for paddling...although in calm conditions two people can make headway...also fending/pushing off walls,piers,depth guageing close in...coming along side ect.
Over sized tubes on RIBs are often easier to fix paddles to as you normally have a larger "over hang" just make sure they are fixed low down...and they'll be out of the way.
I carry clip together ones which work pretty well.

They also make a handy weapon when some inconsiderate bar steward decides to use your boat as his fender against a barnacle encrusted piling👍
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They also make a handy weapon when some inconsiderate bar steward decides to use your boat as his fender against a barnacle encrusted piling👍

You just won't ever forgive him will yea
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Yeah but "sorting em out" (with interest!)....is ALWAYS the best way to "Move on" and "Budge that Grudge!"
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Holding a Dog fish without touching it!??
Now that's a new one...!

Sorry Mate but that tickled me Big time!
I know their skin is a bit rough...but they are COMPLETELY HARMLESS.
You can get over the abrasive skin for disgorging ect...simply by gripping firmly around the Head/Gills and doubling up the tail in the same hand,won't go anywhere.

Glad it made you chuckle😄
Was just running through things I'd used it for. Had the line in one hand and it made sense at the time just to lay the flat oar that was next to the fish on top of it, rest my foot on that and remove the hook. Probably not the most driving reason to carry oars on board but heh, it can and did happen!

Seen my old man hold tail and head in one hand, start removing the hook then the tail slipped out, wrapped round his wrist and gave a good squirm or three before he could get a hold again. Wrist was properly sandpapered and bleeding to be fair.
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