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Old 19 April 2009, 16:52   #41
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Isn't that a reason to carry more gear in case you get run down like the Yacht Ouzo.
The Ouzo crew seemed fairly well prepared, albeit not carrying an EPIRB or liferaft. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a "grab bag". Didn't get time to use it though.

They were also attempting to cross the channel in the dark - which common sense says should require more safety kit that the solent in daylight.
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Old 19 April 2009, 17:12   #42
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I have eagerly (but for no particular reason, other than pure ennui) awaited this moment for some time now
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Solent V Rest of the World - it should be a good game as the opponents are well matched/met.

Does this mean we get a new RibNet Catagory now seeing as how Europe isn't far enough away? How about Ribnet Us and Ribnet Them?

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The Ouzo crew seemed fairly well prepared, albeit not carrying an EPIRB or liferaft. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a "grab bag". Didn't get time to use it though.

They were also attempting to cross the channel in the dark - which common sense says should require more safety kit that the solent in daylight.
No they weren't. They were heading for Dartmouth which is about a 24 hour sail-though they would only have been out of sight of land for approximately 8 hours of that.
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Old 19 April 2009, 17:28   #44
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No they weren't. They were heading for Dartmouth which is about a 24 hour sail-though they would only have been out of sight of land for approximately 8 hours of that.
Sorry - I stand corrected. must have mixed up a country where everyone speaks funny with a county where everyone speaks funny!
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Sorry - I stand corrected. must have mixed up a country where everyone speaks funny with a county where everyone speaks funny!



FWIW, I don't carry a grab bag. I don't have room to store one anywhere it'll be easily accessible.
I do carry various items strapped to my lifejacket or in pockets to facilitate finding me though,and a first aid kit and an ex RN survival suit along with a couple of thermal blankets in the console.

I suspect we're all at more risk of accidental ejection than anything else so a grab bag probably has far less value over actually carrying the essentials on my person than (for example) on a yacht.
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FWIW, I don't carry a grab bag. I don't have room to store one anywhere it'll be easily accessible.
I do carry various items strapped to my lifejacket or in pockets to facilitate finding me though,and a first aid kit and an ex RN survival suit along with a couple of thermal blankets in the console.

I suspect we're all at more risk of accidental ejection than anything else so a grab bag probably has far less value over actually carrying the essentials on my person than (for example) on a yacht.
I would agree with Noss the biggest danger for MOST Ribbers is accidental ejac...ejection,got dumped with rest of crew some years ago in Plymouth sound on diveing Rib luckely stil wearing dry suit,the driver stayed on board and picked us up.This same person was driveing some years later,and did the same thing[stufed] this time,got thrown out himself and NOT wearing kill cord,the three of them spent 20 pluss hours in Lyme bay,and were only picked up by our regular hard boat skipper who knew the tides so well,the lifeboat were looking 10 MILES AWAY!Made a 'splash' in the press at the time!The rib was found miles away doing 'doughnuts' which was what alerted the authorties.
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