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Old 21 November 2006, 13:10   #11
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Thought it may be - 150 on a 6.5 and 4 people all at the back makes it a bit tail happy. I am seriously considering a bow ballast tank on mine even though my boat is a lot heavier. Either that or lash a couple of people to the sunbed!!!

Almost every video I have seen of Ribs in the rough shows the nose coming up too high.
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Old 21 November 2006, 15:33   #12
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So what's the procedure if you're about to capsize - jump clear or hang on? I'm presuming "jump clear", but it can't be easy because you'd want to be quite sure you wouldn't have a ton of boat coming down on top of you!
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So what's the procedure if you're about to capsize - jump clear or hang on? I'm presuming "jump clear", but it can't be easy because you'd want to be quite sure you wouldn't have a ton of boat coming down on top of you!
I'm not so sure you'd have time to make a decision if it did happen and would probably be thrown off as it turned turtle.
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Is this the RIB. Mentioned in a previous thread.

Richard Ward from Solent Rib Charters has a fridge which he built into his Rib 'Hornet ' and what agorgeous RIB it is. I'll be talking with him tomorrows o I'll find out how he did it.

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I'm not so sure you'd have time to make a decision if it did happen and would probably be thrown off as it turned turtle.
Spot on - just shows why it's not a good idea to be strapped in!!!

Probably the best place to be is sitting on the tubes. One of the big Ocean Dynamics RIBs capsized in white water in Ramsey Sound - all 12 passengers were ok - thanks to sitting on the tubes. Shaun White was also commended for getting the pax to were whitewater canoing style helmets - in excess of what the coding requires.
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Is this the RIB. Mentioned in a previous thread.

Richard Ward from Solent Rib Charters has a fridge which he built into his Rib 'Hornet ' and what agorgeous RIB it is. I'll be talking with him tomorrows o I'll find out how he did it.

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No Richard sold it about a year ago I think now run as a charter boat somewhere else up North . Stuart Hedges posted about it not being the same one
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Almost every video I have seen of Ribs in the rough shows the nose coming up too high.
how silly a comment!! You cant stereo type every rib to be nose happy just because yours is!! U obviously never been in an osprey or scorpion to name jus a couple!! If its beamy or got alot of flare upfront then its bound to throw its head, if its not it aint gonna so much! Hence its hull shape dude not boat type!!

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how silly a comment!! You cant stereo type every rib to be nose happy just because yours is!! U obviously never been in an osprey or scorpion to name jus a couple!! If its beamy or got alot of flare upfront then its bound to throw its head, if its not it aint gonna so much! Hence its hull shape dude not boat type!!

My RIB is far from being nose happy - I deliberately didn't want 2x engines and I asked for the console to be placed further forward for better balancing.

When I see RIBs landing off waves they are almost always stern heavy. In some cases I can quite understand why - passenger carrying boats when unladen for example.

Of course in a following sea you want the bow as light as possible - normally boats are some sort of a compromise but for the ultimate in performance people fit bow ballast tanks for a good reason!!!

Study this video as a classic example.

http://www.boomeranger.fi/images/ind...conditions.mpg

Right at the start it gets very high - obviosuly with a load of passengers it would be a different story - maybe a bow ballast tank for running unladen?

http://www.zodiaccz7.com/images1/video/cz7medium.wmv

The Zodiac is better balanced than most but even that lands slightly stern first after a jump.
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heres a link to the whitstable capsize that i think Tim was talking about


http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/whitslb/capsize.htm


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easiest way i have found to ballast up a boat is to take a few bags of sand, split each bag into 2 or 3 or 4 smaller bags in a sausage shape. use the really tuf rubble sacks so they dont split. then move em around the boat so you get the balance just how you like it. I have a few small ones in the bow locker to lessen the effect of balance change when i use fuel.

personally i would not describe my rib as tail heavy or bow light to be honest.
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