Originally Posted by Alan Priddy
Whats make you think that any of the "Tube experts " know more than me. I have inspected some builders boats that the tubes are so bad I have recommended cutting the boat up as unsafe!
That reply just about sums up the problem, arrogance this developed can only blind you to your own short falling. As far as I can see Jono was only trying to help broaden the discussion out.
I’ve been sitting on the side lines waiting for sycophants and knockers to stop taking punches at each other over this issue, but I now think it time to point out some facts that have not be discussed.
In engineering terms thing fail for two reasons 1) design flaw 2) operator error
Rouge waves are not a new a new phenomena, Alan, you said that he had experienced one in 2002 and prior to that they have been discussed in the marine press as far back as the 80s in relation to bulk carrier sinkings, so you would think that the ‘best rib in the world
‘would take this into account in its design.
If you are travelling at 20 knts in the dark among 4m waves and you fall in a hole surely that is operator error particularly if the boat is not up to it.
So which is it Allan
No doubt you will take your usual stance of ‘you either agree with me or you are wrong’ but hay if you are right I am happy to be wrong.