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Old 09 August 2009, 03:33   #1
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Rough Water RIB Course

Can anyone recommend a company that runs rough water RIB training preferably in the South West but willing to travel?

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Old 09 August 2009, 03:42   #2
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Can anyone recommend a company that runs rough water RIB training preferably in the South West but willing to travel?

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No,

Kind of a tricky course to run, i'd imagine. If you turned up and the sea was smooth, you'd be a bit stuffed. I suppose they could put the trainee in full wet weather gear and have a couple of people pulling the A frame from side to side making 'wooshing' noises.
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I believe there is one good firm operating North Scotland but cant recall where but someone on here will know. Dont recall one in South West though
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I've no personal experience but suspect the "company" C2 is referring to are:

http://www.maritime-rescue-institute.org/

Previous threads on the subject seem to recommend "Dog Philips" - but a search didn't reveal any contact details.
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I seem to recall an article in RIB magazine possibly a year ago about someone based at Stonehaven Aberdeenshire that specialised in this sort of thing
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I seem to recall an article in RIB magazine possibly a year ago about someone based at Stonehaven Aberdeenshire that specialised in this sort of thing
thats the MRI link I posted.
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define rough water? Btw Hamish Polwarts post) and his guys are very good
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Neil Holmes does one. A good man to learn from I should imagine.

They post on here occasionaly with offers.
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define rough water? Btw Hamish Polwarts post) and his guys are very good
Probably not the best definition to use but something that is dedicated more about boat handling in rougher conditions than what you would learn on say an RYA PB Intermediate or advanced or do they cover this in detail on these courses?

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Yeah I know what you mean but its all a little tricky. The APB covers rugh weather handling but it's a minimmal section of the course and if it aint rough theres no rain check that I know of.

You need rough water not always available but there a few places you can guarantee in the south. Portland race would have to be a favourite Start point might be better and closer to you. If you ain't got rough water then the course is all theory.

I've always found the sea near Lowestoft to be lively when there is a bit of wind and there is a guy called Dog Philips who does a bit down there and used to run rough weather courses

Another point to remeber is that different size boats handle waves differently, obviously the thory is the same but the practice is that bigger boats smooth over the waves a little better. Consequently most training schools and commercial people gravitate towards larger boats (heavier also in the case of commercials) and I doubt if learning in rough weather would translate that well into a small searider. ( no better boat in my opinion BTW)

If I was you I'd get a local pro seaman to go out with you one day and give you some guidance. Dive boat skipper, Small fishing boat skipper (sub 6m) or maybe a driver from the lifeboats. Paul or ED would maybe Know somebody?
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