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Old 17 March 2004, 11:20   #1
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what to do if you flip your rib

i was just thinking was out in rought sea the outher day and what is the correct procdures if you flip your boat over i ask this becaues i am still quite new to rib ie do you call for help or try to right it your self i could see this being a problem that why i ask

sorry didnt see the post under this but i can't delet this one
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Old 17 March 2004, 11:35   #2
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It is recommended that you get your pocket knife out, rip the tubes so that it sinks and therfore not a hazard to navigation and then quickly swim to the shore. while swimming make as much diturbance in the water to make yourself visible to passing ships. When you get ashore, run to the nearest village post office, buy a postcard depicting the local whereabouts - write a short message to your mother-in-law telling you are having a lovely time and post it off second class to her. Enjoy the rest of you trip in a local guest house.
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Now that's a good.......

question worthy of a better response than above. Unfortunately I've yet to find anyone whose been willing to post a definitive answer on this forum. If you look on the main index you'll find a thread on the same subject "righting a capsized rib". This may assist a little.

With all that said, the very best thing you can do is take a training course. Powerboat Level II would be your starting point. Although this course won't advise how to right a rib it will greatly assist a beginner in understanding how not to let yourself get into a situation where a capsize may occur.
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Old 17 March 2004, 12:21   #5
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In my opinion if you flip your rib your prety much stuck. Just sit on the hull untill help arrives.

Depends how big the rib is i supose, but you wouldnt right anything bigger than 4m, and even a 4m rib would take a few people.
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Old 17 March 2004, 14:47   #8
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Eeek...

I think I agree with Simmons0!! The other thread talks about deflating tubes, but I suspect that if you did that, it would go halfway over and 'hang' in the water from the inflated ones!!

I reckon we should all go and see Jono G and make sure we know how to avoid getting into that situation...

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P.S. Jono - when do you start doing your advanced courses at the end of the summer?
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It is recommended that you get your pocket knife out, rip the tubes so that it sinks and therfore not a hazard to navigation and then quickly swim to the shore. while swimming make as much diturbance in the water to make yourself visible to passing ships. When you get ashore, run to the nearest village post office, buy a postcard depicting the local whereabouts - write a short message to your mother-in-law telling you are having a lovely time and post it off second class to her. Enjoy the rest of you trip in a local guest house.
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