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Old 06 April 2005, 04:39   #31
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Agreed. I think a some people are underestimating the amount of power in a breaking wave. Perhaps head on the wave would have been 'survivable' for a lot of vessels, but in a following sea, run like feck has to be the right thing to do.

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The proof is in the pudding for me given the right circumstances any boat could capsize Rib or not, Even more so with an unexperienced person at the controls.
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Old 06 April 2005, 04:59   #32
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Bye the way when you say avoiding rescue do you mean avoiding rescuing other
boats or being recued yourself
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Old 06 April 2005, 05:05   #33
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What a great idea!! I'll try that next time i'm out.
Please don't. Your Autoglym special is not designed to do this and we wouldn't like to see you get wet.

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b****ks, that the idiotic mind numbness that gets people in over there heads!!
Are you disagreeing with my statement that a rib is more stable when it's full of water, then

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so you dont think the surf would have lifted any other boats arse into the air,
I don't recall saying that at all so you must have invented that in your head.

Lighten up, hardboaters. It's a nice day for polishing all that shiny GRP

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Old 06 April 2005, 05:46   #34
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Stu, did you used to work for cunard?


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Old 06 April 2005, 06:15   #35
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Agreed. I think a some people are underestimating the amount of power in a breaking wave. Perhaps head on the wave would have been 'survivable' for a lot of vessels, but in a following sea, run like feck has to be the right thing to do.

I agree but with the breaking wave behind you and running from it, unless you are on a sand or shingle bar you have good chance of running out of water and landing on a beach Which given the possition this bloke was in would be no bad thing
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Old 06 April 2005, 08:57   #36
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Dave, remind me again what YOU are currently attempting to do with Stu's RIB?.....oh yes, 'trying' to improve it's aesthetics! not easy with a rubber dinghy, i imagine.

so feck orf wiv da smartarse polishing cracks! (excuse the pun, i'm sure the Avon is completely crackless)



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Oy, play fair. Where did you find a word like that. Oh, I know. It was in your monthly copy of Practical Boat Polisher.

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far from it, they are very stable, both ways up, sail boats are also very stable to, they can heel to angles far beyond my autoglym special (great polish by the way ) and probably most ribs due to the keel and low down ballast of course...

Richard i believe imho that the yacht or any boat for that matter would be forced in to a stuff type situation which may lead to broaching as the front is stationary and the back is doin 30mph... look at the angle before the wave breaks, all potential energy is directing the boat downwards underwater not due to excess speed but due to the sea saw effect of the arse end being lifted up by the humongous power from behind, a rib would behave no different... unless it was a submarine maybe ... the energy pushing the back of the boat has got to go somewhere!! down or sideways, more bouyancy would probably result in the latter...


I have been caught out (due to my own stupidity) in surf far less extreme than this poor f***er but it still towered over my boat, and i agree with matt maybe head on you stand a chance, but from behind!!!... oooo no sailor not for me!!

Anyone that underestimates the power of waves and fancies ago in their pride and joy has got to be barkin in my mind, try dangling ur hand in just the spray off your wake at 40mph, its phenominal and hurts!!

Remember if you decide to carry out the so called rib stabilty test mentioned above and ram her in reverse ive heard of several engine manufacturers declining warrantys on engines that have had water up em from sudden stops even just kill cords knocked out... give ot ago though might be fun
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It was in your monthly copy of Practical Boat Polisher.

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Where as 'Practical nob Polisher' would be a more appropriate mag for your good self!
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Very true. I'll book you in to have your bonce shined up.

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