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Old 10 January 2017, 18:05   #1
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Throw Line - Mounting Point

Whats the common concensus on where to mount a throw line?

On the A-Frame at rear of boat, or in cockpit so it is at hand to driver? I can see arguments for both positions.
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Old 11 January 2017, 03:19   #2
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Throw Line - Mounting Point

How useful really is a throw line on a RIB in a MOB situation? Probably not very. You're in a small, highly manoeuvrable boat. A bigger vessel is a different kettle of fish, especially when it comes to positioning the boat very close to the person in the water - in which case a grab line would be very useful to be able to haul them in the last 10 ft.

I would pop it under the drivers seat so it's close to hand if you do ever need it, but I personally think fitting a grab line holding contraption on a RIB is a bit unnecessary.
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Old 11 January 2017, 04:01   #3
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How useful really is a throw line on a RIB in a MOB situation? Probably not very. You're in a small, highly manoeuvrable boat. A bigger vessel is a different kettle of fish, especially when it comes to positioning the boat very close to the person in the water - in which case a grab line would be very useful to be able to haul them in the last 10 ft.

I would pop it under the drivers seat so it's close to hand if you do ever need it, but I personally think fitting a grab line holding contraption on a RIB is a bit unnecessary.

Throw lines/Bags are incredibly useful in a rib. The ability to grab a line a throw it accurately to a casualty person or boat easily and quickly is essential.

On a lee shore being able to throw a line to a person/boat and keep my boat away from the shore is great.

Additional having a (in my case) 10mm line , in a bag, I can use to set up a tow easily without having to go in a locker and dig one out is great.
This line also gives and extra (20m) in my case extention for a spring/bowline if needed.

I use the canoeing rescue type rather than the sailing thin line version as i find the rope a more flexible in its uses.
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Very useful bit of kit to have as Starovich says & I bought mine as a direct result of 'need and not have'. I do have other ropes on board, but not as convenient or easy to throw accurately.
Lives in console for easy access but away from light fingers when on drying harbour mooring.
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I think a weighted throw/grab line is a good addition to your safety kit on a RIB..I keep mine in one of the seats.
At hand..in the Dry and easily accessible
No need for a mount or anchor point at all IMO.
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How useful really is a throw line on a RIB in a MOB situation? Probably not very. You're in a small, highly manoeuvrable boat. A bigger vessel is a different kettle of fish, especially when it comes to positioning the boat very close to the person in the water - in which case a grab line would be very useful to be able to haul them in the last 10 ft.

I would pop it under the drivers seat so it's close to hand if you do ever need it, but I personally think fitting a grab line holding contraption on a RIB is a bit unnecessary.
Very useful on a RIB. Amongst other things, I use my RIB for supporting windsurfing. When my son drifts into the shallows, I can throw him a line and gently tow him and his board out into the deep without risking grounding the prop / without hassle of anchoring etc.

So I want my line accessible quickly.
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Great for getting divers away from rocks with less risk of grounding or impact and for diver recovery in rough conditions where driving at them is too risky. Mine lives easily to hand on the tank rack, just behind the drivers seat.

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I would add, in my opinion, the ones with a foam block in the base of the bag work better for the "re throw", and are easier for a person to find in the water, especially if its rough or surf as the bag sits a little higher in the water.
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As a diver coxswain for many years I have yet to use a throw line in a real world situation. Granted divers do not go in the water when the surface conditions are 'tricky'.
So for me it is a balance of probabilities, possibly influenced by what you use your RIB for. Do you want a line permanently attached with the risk of it forming a trip hazard, balanced against the time taken to obtain the line from a boat locker. In my experience, surface situations do not develop instantaneously, and so are generally not that time critical.
Edit; just realised that I have thrown lines in the past, but always to other boats and seconds were not at issue.
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If mounted to the A frame there is a risk of losing it overboard and the rope becoming tangled in the prop. Think before you attach it to anything

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