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Old 26 March 2010, 09:31   #1
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Just thought as we are coming to a new season and there has been one or two new members I would open up an old chestnut!! When would you turn your rib and would your technique change depending on sea state and where you are and anything else?

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Old 26 March 2010, 09:48   #2
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We mostly turn when we'd like to head in a different direction
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Old 26 March 2010, 10:04   #3
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The technique I use is that I turn a wheel on the console (this is known as a steering wheel) this then changes the direction of the boat depending on which way I turn it and how long it is turned for.

I normally turn this steering wheel if I don't want to hit objects in the water (like other boats Etc) and also for going to places I want to visit. Oh and nearly forgot, to change to a downwind position so that I don't wee down my leg.

Is this the answer you're looking for?
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Old 26 March 2010, 10:17   #4
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When would you turn your rib

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Old 26 March 2010, 11:33   #5
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I use the Hightower steering wheel technique.

Although once again Rib.net has taught me something, as up to now I've called it the 'Round thingymajig connected to the steering pump which is in turn connected via hydraulic hose to the engine steering ram'.

As you can imagine this has caused more than a little dismay when I've asked a smaller Nasher or Mrs Nasher to - "Turn the 'Round thingymajig connected to the steering pump which is in turn connected via hydraulic hose to the engine steering ram just a little bit"

This method is so effective that I've been known to turn my RIB right round in a circle just for the hell of it.

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Old 26 March 2010, 12:08   #6
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Glad to see you guys have entered into the spirt of the post!! Not surprising that it caught the usual suspects'
But maybe there is someone who might answer the serious question of the technique using the 'round' thing and the 'stick' thingy to safely turn around in heavy seas, just to ensure that we carry on the 'teaching' tradition of this forum.


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Old 26 March 2010, 12:17   #7
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Glad to see you guys have entered into the spirt of the post!! Not surprising that it caught the usual suspects'
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Not all the usual suspects

I'm sure some will be along later to drag the post into the bilges
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Not all the usual suspects

I'm sure some will be along later to drag the post into the bilges
I was sorely tempted, but I'm glad I desisted
Maybe I'm TURNING over a new leaf...
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Old 26 March 2010, 12:52   #9
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Your a load of Pi$$ takers! I knew what he meant and so did you.

Jambo, good question

Usually when I'm concerned about turning the rib I get someone to look out behind, this is to make sure there are no obstructions around that I might hit when I let off the handbrake and the trailer rolls backwards. That done I then wind up the jockey wheel (its good to have a wind up now and again) and with a bit of luck, around she goes.
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Apparently, some Bristolians have invented an advanced turning technique where turning the round thing makes the boat turn in the other direction. I have yet to experience this joy...
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