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Old 18 March 2004, 04:09   #11
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JW is just a joke. I don't think any offence was intended with that. Lighten up man.!!
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Old 18 March 2004, 04:51   #12
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I reckon we should all go and see Jono G
That very nice of Jono to let us use his new rib to practise capsize drills

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Old 18 March 2004, 05:27   #13
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What if !!

If i rolled my RIB that would be the end of it, i'd sink the thing and swim home and take up knitting instead, with the amount the things cost me over the last year a roll would probably be the last straw, everything else has already gone wrong.

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Old 18 March 2004, 05:27   #14
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I fact the more i think about it the more appealing knitting is becoming !!!!

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1) Think hard about your insurance claim
2) Smoke a cigar
3) Think how you’re going to play this event down on RIBnet
4) Then wonder why you weren't wearing a dry suit, have an EPIRB, Flares / Food / Mirror in you survival bag



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Old 18 March 2004, 06:16   #16
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I have to admit it I have ACTUALLY tipped over a 3.5 ZODIAC CADET SIB (during my youth years was 15 then) with a 9.9 Johnson on it.

The story, near Cape Sounion was just 300-400 mtrs away from the beach, wind strong force 6, month August, quite a chop, sib went over cause I was being stupid with it and was trying to impress a girlfriend I had on the boat at the time, no life jackets just swim suits, no flares or anything else (OK I know is bad but this is how things work/ed in Greece). Only a pare of oars

The result:

SIB will not come up when we tried at first, but tried harder and because I was lifting the side that was caching the wind and the girl was leaning on the engine the boat came up.
By that time were a mile and bit away from the shore. No flares on the boat or anything like that, engine wouldn't start as it had flouded with salt water and had seased. Stood up and waved and luckaly some people saw us and came out with their boat. Saved the SIB that I still have (and is made out of PVC!!). We were not in danger at any one time as we both are/were very good swimmers it was just the thought that I'd lose the boat and someone else will find it. This is why I didn't let it go!

It was difficult with a small boat I think that it will be impossible with a larger RIB. So better sink it and claim the insurance
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righting a rib

we do as part of RLSS rescue helm have to right the boat
but these are sibs as follows join bow stern line together on the windward side throw on to boat go to leeward side stand on sponson grab rope lean back up she comes like a liferaft, be aware of suction if this is the case you will have to break the seal by deflating winward sponson a bit where you position yourself is also important regarding the engine you may have to move forward or back on the leeward sponson depending on size of engine. This works on small sibs and ribs as you move up in size you will need a A frame self righting bag.( confession time ive trashed 3 sibs in my mispent youth as a beach lifeguard ) all in the line of duty!
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Old 18 March 2004, 07:21   #18
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Tim this procedure sounds great and very logical but I think that although it may be easy to do while you practicing it, it may be quite difficult to perform it during extreme situations (not impossible though).

I can just immagine, force 6-7 mid of the channel or the Irish sea, RIB goes over, getting wet and freezing cold, bouncing up and down the waves, current takes you all over the place, paniking passengers screeming, wind blows all over, sea salt and sprey lashing on to your face and eyes and amongst all this you trying to keep people togeher and save the RIB.

BRRRRRRRRRRR I think that this will be a nightmare
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rescue sibs/ribs

Manos calm down these are beach rescue boats crewed by lifeguards,3.5 to4 m in length not large ribs offshore, and yes it does work in the rough stuff you just have to make the wind and waves work for you.
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Old 18 March 2004, 07:40   #20
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No probs Tim.
I was just thinking of the worst case senario .... and making a 'joke'.
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