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Old 17 October 2003, 15:29   #1
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Rough weather handling

Hi all,
I have just had the pleasure of being told what my first lecture on my Adv PB Instr course is...see above.

So to that end does anybody have or know where to get some good rough weather video/avi, ie of ribs in the rough stuff ? As they say a picture paints a thousand words.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 17 October 2003, 15:33   #2
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Bring your RIB to Torbay at the moment and get some first hand practice in. SE force 4-5. Be about 2m rough swell.

There were a couple of short videos on the Camel boat website of the boats in roughish water. Not very long though.
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Thanks, although something tells me i will get enough practise throughtout the week at the end of the month!!!
Will go and look at the camel web shots, seem to remember seeing them before.
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Funny how once it gets rough, the cameras stay in the drybags!

Anyway, you don't need to look any further than this site to find a rough weather handling video - except that the main RIB.net site seems to be down at the moment.

Go to rib.net and if I remember correctly, there's a "publications" link. Then look at "video" and the "RIB Cruising" video. The rough water bit might not be exactly what you're looking for - I'm thinking of the section on the way back from the Scillies - there's a subtle difference between a good helmsman who makes it all look very easy, and the narrator when he takes the controls and the nose of the boat points skywards most of the time. Also a good moment when the driver of the Gemini takes his eye off the waves and goes very nicely airborne. I love the sound of an optimax out of the water!

More of a winter warmer than a teaching aid. Maybe I'll take the video camera out and try to do a suitable video. Now all I need is a helmsman (or woman) with some good heavy weather handling experience. Mrs Jackeen??
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Richard, i agree and most of the time i am driving, so pics etc are difficult to do.

I will just have to settle for flat calm in the Solent tommorow!!!
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flat calm in the Solent tommorow!!!
You'll be lucky! Louise was out during the week and there was quite a swell running (Hope you are lucky, 'cos we would like an easy day out )
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Should be ok tommorow!!!Just doing a few hours in the morning with my lad. Although he will prob want to go to Hurst for some fun!!!
Can't stop him can i??????????
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Who are you doing the Adv PB instr. course with?
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Doing it at Netley, halfway down Southampton water.
First two days are the Instr course followed by running our(students) first Adv course for the following three days.

Should be fun if not bloody cold!!
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you don't need to look any further than this site to find a rough weather handling video - except that the main RIB.net site seems to be down at the moment.

Go to rib.net and if I remember correctly, there's a "publications" link. Then look at "video" and the "RIB Cruising" video.
Main site is sorted now -- thanks!

There is also the video of last year's Round Britain in small RIBs available from the same people. I'll put some more details on the videos page soon.

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