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Old 18 March 2004, 17:14   #31
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Dave, don't the RNLI have a flares pocket in those big lifejackets?
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Old 18 March 2004, 17:15   #32
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2. Select a suitable rib say 9.5m

....and ensure you get the 9m one!
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Serioulsy though, can't the manufacturers advise on this one? they must carry out similar things during testing and development.
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Any testing involving flipping a rib will be using mechanical machines such as cranes, lifts and slings. I wouldn't think they put folk in the water to right it again, it'll be lifted out.
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Serioulsy though, can't the manufacturers advise on this one? they must carry out similar things during testing and development.
Give me strength, I thought the "console change" thread was pointless, but this is even worse!

As for asking manufacturers, do you really think Graham Jelley turns a 10.5 metre upside down to see if he can right it. The simple fact is that if you invert a rib, that is how it's going to stay, and in the very unlikely event of re-righting it, your motor will be f***ed, along with all your electronics and wiring.

Just ask some of the rib racers, Cider Daze rolled his Revenger at a race, no structual damage but got a bill for an alleged 14k just to get it going again.

Mind you, I heard that Boeing are planning to fly a 747 into a mountain to see if they can salvage it.
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Mind you, I heard that Boeing are planning to fly a 747 into a mountain to see if they can salvage it.
Also heard that some cleaver twat at Boeing put an add in a trade journal advertising for a pilot to fly the plane, and to his astonishment he had lots of interest, i'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall at those interviews !!

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Also heard that some cleaver twat at Boeing put an add in a trade journal advertising for a pilot to fly the plane,
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Hmm, I was joking actually!!!

I expect you also know the guy who fell into a vat of lager, and got out 3 times for a pee before he drowned.
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Give me strength, I thought the "console change" thread was pointless, but this is even worse!

As for asking manufacturers, do you really think Graham Jelley turns a 10.5 metre upside down to see if he can right it. The simple fact is that if you invert a rib, that is how it's going to stay, and in the very unlikely event of re-righting it, your motor will be f***ed, along with all your electronics and wiring.

Just ask some of the rib racers, Cider Daze rolled his Revenger at a race, no structual damage but got a bill for an alleged 14k just to get it going again.

Mind you, I heard that Boeing are planning to fly a 747 into a mountain to see if they can salvage it.
We are currently developing a leisure version of the race boat and if we have kept the race boat the right way up in race conditions in up to force 7 from South Africa to Norway (not that it makes any differance!) I can't see the point in seeing if I can right it - We're not building a lifeboat!

If you are that worried about this sort of thing - get some self righting gear - it's the only way you'll get a regular RIB of any size the right way up without a lot of muscle (or a crane) and luck.
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yes w/proof double ended day/night flares in a velcro holder on belt. They can be bought and we have a few on lifejackets - they fit in a mobile phone cover on the belt.
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Funny that so was i !!!
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