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Old 06 October 2004, 08:13   #31
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Originally Posted by codprawn
We do get sharks sometimes but the waters are so cold they are very sluggish - nothing to worry about!!!

From what I have seen many RIBS will flip vertically - I think one reason could be that most of the weight is towards the back - I think because of the fear of stuffing the bow people are paranoid and go to the other extreme.

With correct weight distribution and trim it shouldn't happen.

Look at these videos and you will see what I mean.

http://www.boomeranger.fi/images/ind...conditions.mpg

Right at the start the RIB almost stands on it's tail - all the time the bow is high in the air - never a hint of it stuffing.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/whitslb/capsize.htm

This time the conditions were really bad - again some extra weight at the bow may have helped.

It is interesting to see that many rescue craft have the console further forward than leisure ribs - except Humber who also seem to put the console nearer the bow.
Can't see the problem

I wish i had broadband.
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