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Old 30 July 2012, 11:48   #31
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In the ROI it is the law that a person must wear a PFD if the boat is under 7m in lenght. Generally speaking this is the case

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Old 30 July 2012, 12:12   #32
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That looked crazy dangerous, but I don't think a rib would stern flip like that.
Its not the type of boat that i was getting at !!

When a problem happens at speed, there is no time to use a grab device as stated previously.

Have a closer look at the wake he traveled across not that big either, makes you think.
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Old 30 July 2012, 12:17   #33
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so a sudden movement which doesn't have to be fast can throw a person overboard if they are not expecting it.
Rewind a fortnight to the Forth & Clyde. There were we, my dad having driven a good chunk of the way started to do his 3 point turn at the wheel. This is the man whose usual "canal steed" clocks in at 40 odd tons.

So, on semi autopilot, he put the helm hard over and opened up with a WOT blip in exactly the way I would to kick the stern round were I turning a 40 ton narroboat in a circle about 10 foot longer than the boat. Had I stood up to sort the mooring warps 1 second earlier, I'd have been swimming. As it happened I ended up on my @rse on the floor.

Here was someone who has been afloat on a huge variety of boats for the last 60 odd years and it was down to chance that I didn't go swimming. I have knocked my thottle accidentally on a slow cruise at least three times I can remember, both up & down.

The time you need the LJ is when you least expect it.

I bet we all automatically put our seatbelts on as soon as we get in the car......
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Old 30 July 2012, 21:38   #34
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Old 31 July 2012, 01:17   #36
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You guys want to cover up the hot girls in bikini's? What is wrong with you?



There are many times a life jacket is a required safety item, but please don't have the government force me to wear one all of the time. Pro-Choice!
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Old 31 July 2012, 02:20   #37
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Good advert that. I've used it to persuade a pensioner with 60 years boating experience to start wearing his lifejacket.
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That looked crazy dangerous, but I don't think a rib would stern flip like that.
Interested in your thought process - tubes would have made no difference at all to what happened to that boat IMHO.

Speaking as someone who has raced and operated high performance boats for a while now I would say it's not only possible it's likely at those sorts of speeds!
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Interested in your thought process - tubes would have made no difference at all to what happened to that boat IMHO.

Speaking as someone who has raced and operated high performance boats for a while now I would say it's not only possible it's likely at those sorts of speeds!
I stand corrected if you say it could hapen to a rib it probably could. I Fully respect your hours of experienced opinion there Cookee, I've watched that vid a few times now and that boat looks twitchy and poorly balanced from the start,with that poorly positioned helm seating and his weight, the boat seems to constantly lean to starboard whenever he gets the slightest bit of air, I just reckon that sponsons would have made a big difference upon launch and landing, I was shocked when I hit a pilot boat wake last year in relatively calm water at wot, not intentionaly, and my rib took off like that, fortunatly we landed pretty good, I remember feeling the hull and sponsons touch down first which threw the bow down and we continued until I shut back 3 seconds later to reflect the experience, and check my mate was still hanging on the dive bottle rack, the pilot boat was a mile away btw. I also fully agree with Lj's we were wearing high impact ones,
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