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Old 29 October 2012, 18:50   #1
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RIB handling

I would like to suggest the inclusion of a "RIB handling" section on the site for those that have specific handling tips or queries.
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Old 29 October 2012, 20:02   #2
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Isn't that a normal part of ribs and ribbing
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Is there a danger that a 'RIB handling' section might run the risk of morphing into a 'Willy waving' section? (other genitalia is available, just used for illustrative purposes)
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You might get a better class of tip if you restricted the advisors to Instructors, Lifeboatmen and of course Moderators.

To be honest it's kinda hard to explain the nuances of Rib handling without being there. if you want to master slow speed handling then strap a load of fenders on and bash some pontoons for a couple of days you will certainly get a good feel for your boat them.

If It's high speed handling you are after give some money to Neil Holmes

If theres a specific issue the post a query I'm sure you will get some advice
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You might get a better class of tip if you restricted the advisors to Instructors, Lifeboatmen and of course Moderators.

I Agree.
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Not too sure about that. I'm sure all the instructors on here are top notch but some of the instructors I've had have been pretty poor.

It's a good idea for a section though as I'd like to learn from others experiences.
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You might get a better class of tip if you restricted the advisors to Instructors, Lifeboatmen and of course Moderators.
I think, Smartypants, that Al had perhaps intended to GIVE us some advice, not ask for it - you should try to keep up

He's a Greenpeace RIB-driver!
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I think, Smartypants, that Al had perhaps intended to GIVE us some advice, not ask for it - you should try to keep up

He's a Greenpeace RIB-driver!
Not just a driver but instructor as well. Hence why I'm always eager for new input and ideas in order to improve our standards.
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I think, Smartypants, that Al had perhaps intended to GIVE us some advice, not ask for it - you should try to keep up

He's a Greenpeace RIB-driver!
What I have seen of some greenpeace boat skills I am not sure thats a good idea!!

IMHO I do not think its a good idea to have the section I agree with previous posters that would become a bragging session with no back up and it should be a part of rib & ribbing. Just my tuppence worth that I now have of my chest
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I think, Smartypants, that Al had perhaps intended to GIVE us some advice, not ask for it - you should try to keep up

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Not just a driver but instructor as well. Hence why I'm always eager for new input and ideas in order to improve our standards.
Al your PR suy don't seem to be dancing to the same drum as you.

I couldn't agree more with you about constant improvement.
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