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Old 28 July 2005, 16:34   #1
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RIB breaks down.

Right, hypathetical question time.

Who do ya call if you RIB breaks down, you're NOT in danger and you've not got any means of getting ashore apart from paddling?

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Old 28 July 2005, 16:46   #2
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In the South you can call sea-start and they will help you if you pay them some crazy hourly fee.

Personally I'd radio the CG let them know and hope that they suggest something. In most cases I expect they were request the lifeboat to assisst you if there were no other vessels in the area who could offer a tow.
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I'd radio the coast gaurd but to let them know, but would feel guilty as hell if they recovered me.
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Who do you call

I broke down off Bembridge ledge on the Round the Island Race day , did the usual fault finding to no avail anchored and had a think about what to do . In the end I had a chat with CG on 16 advising them of our problem which was a total electrical failure and that we were in no danger and had they any suggestions about getting us going again .I asked them if they could contact our local salvage guy at Hayling to get him to come and tow us back but they advised that he was not able to come as he was commited elsewhere .
They said they would call back in 10 min . They duly called back and told us that someone was on the way to 'sort us out' . The next thing we saw was the Bembridge D class heading towards us ! They towed us to the lifeboat station and got the boat going with a jump start pack and off we went towards home (donation duly made) 2 miles later the engine slowly died away and stopped .Onto 16 again to inform them of our new location and same problem , they came back and said that the D class boys were just getting changed again! and would be with us shortly. D class arrived again and we tried the start pack but it would not even turn the engine over . By this time Hayling Rescue was able to assist and Bembridge D class towed us towards Hayling and we met half way and exchanged tows.
The guys in the D class were great we felt so embarassed about being rescued by the Lifeboat but they just said they loved being out in the boat .
The fault turned out to being an alternator that was initially overcharging then packed up altogether and the start pack was unable to get the Optimax going .
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Old 28 July 2005, 17:45   #5
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South Brods lifeboat have started turning tow-calls away; they were having soo many. I think if your nice and try to work around the situtaion they will be pretty accomodating. If your all like "i've blown a fuse please send a lifeboat" they might not be quite so freidnly...........

As someone who volenteers on an inshore rescue boat I would agree with the above statement that we enjoy going out and helping people; that's why we do it.....
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Right, hypathetical question time.

Who do ya call if you RIB breaks down, you're NOT in danger and you've not got any means of getting ashore apart from paddling?

Andy
If you're worried that you might subsequently end up in danger e.g. its getting dark, you will eventually be blown towards a hazard etc then PAN PAN to the coastguard - urgency not distress. The CG will either dispatch rescue services or put out a call for any vessel in the area to assist. (Heard that in the Solent on several occasions.) SEASTART is an option and those I know that are members speak highly of them. If you want that level of protection then the annual fee is probably money well spent.
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Not too bothered in a "danger" situation and I wouldn't hesitate calling the RNLI. I was thinking genarally.

I carry my Mobile phone and have a list of local boats people/friends that I could phone if there wasn't any risk and had simply conked out. I was interested in what possibly other folkes would do.

Incidently. If I flagged a passing motor boat down and asked if they would be so good as to take me in tow, do you have to discuss a finacially agreeable sum before hand? Salvage rights and all that.

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I think most boaty people are very friendly people and wouldn't ask for anything but I suppose it always pays to double check just in case you get someone who isnt!
I flagged someone down once and they gave me a short tow and they woulnd't take anything for their trouble...
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If I flagged a passing motor boat down and asked if they would be so good as to take me in tow, do you have to discuss a finacially agreeable sum before hand? Salvage rights and all that.

As regards salavge rights - ONLY if you have issued a "MAYDAY"- and if then you accept a line from a salvage/rescue boat- they then own your boat
You are not bound to accept a line- but be very careful on WHOM you do accept a tow from- especially after the MAYDAY

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Have heard from a couple of sources that commercial fishermen will expect some form of remuneration, which seems reasonable if you're diverting them from their work, be careful and set a fee though, they know what they are entitled too and have asked for substantial sums of money.
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(Don't worry if you break down off Cornwall, me and the boys will light our fires to guide you safely 'ome )
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