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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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Old 17 March 2004, 11:42   #3
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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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The first thing I'll do if I flip my new toy is look around very hard for Garfish........
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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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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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Yup - Kermit is obviously on day release.



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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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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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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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