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Old 08 February 2006, 15:51   #21
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Agree with that one in principle. Suicide seating on an open RIB? (video won't load at the moment!) in bad conditions.

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I am sure they could hang on if they had to - just for a short time to get out through the breakers. May not be very comfortable but then neither is having your boat flip!!!
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Old 09 February 2006, 14:10   #22
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What about throttling off on that one? It seems they powered right into the wave and launched themselves up. Maybe the driver could have just applied enough power to fight the current and pick his way through instead of keeping a constant forward motion.

That boat looks way too stern heavy also. You can see they almost blew over earlier on in the video. The nose is constantly bobbing towards the sky


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Old 09 February 2006, 16:16   #23
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I think you are underestimating the steepness of the waves and the strength of the wind.
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I think you are underestimating the steepness of the waves and the strength of the wind.

I agree Jeff, those were very confused and steep seas. Even with significant ballast in the bow I think the Atlantic would probably still have capsized. When seas are that steep, there is no substitute for waterline length. Perhaps the new Atlantic 85 might have fared a little better?
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Old 12 February 2006, 11:14   #25
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Many thanks for the clip.

would it have helped if they had flooded the rib?
It's not possible to flood an Atlantic as the transom is open. As soon as the boat encounters the first wave, it drains.

Word on the street at the time was that the engines wern't fully trimmed in, causing the bow to get caught by the powerful headwind. Headwinds seem to be a big cause of capsize.

Anyone able to confirm this theory?

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Was at RNLI in Thurso (Scotlandīs northest town) yesterday and there I saw series of pictures taken of their Severn class lifeboat in over 100 mph wind and that was magnificent photo series, the pictures where taken last August. Will see if I can have copies of the series to post here.

At least here is one of their picture

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Good picture. Batten down the hatches time
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Was at RNLI in Thurso (Scotlandīs northest town) yesterday and there I saw series of pictures taken of their Severn class lifeboat in over 100 mph wind and that was magnificent photo series, the pictures where taken last August. Will see if I can have copies of the series to post here.

At least here is one of their picture

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Awesome - why don't they put out more stuff like this - would do wonders for their appeals!!!
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Awesome - why don't they put out more stuff like this - would do wonders for their appeals!!!
I wonder how many Ribnet members are also RNLI Offshore members? It is not that much and when you look at pics like that, it is nice to know that someone will come out and get you if it all goes completely pear shaped...

If you go to sea then IMHO I think that you should contribute a bit more than the odd quid in the tin at the pub.

just a thought.

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I wonder how many Ribnet members are also RNLI Offshore members? It is not that much and when you look at pics like that, it is nice to know that someone will come out and get you if it all goes completely pear shaped...

If you go to sea then IMHO I think that you should contribute a bit more than the odd quid in the tin at the pub.

just a thought.

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Couldn't agree more - but don't forget the independants as well......
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