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Old 21 March 2006, 04:16   #11
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Old 21 March 2006, 04:22   #12
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Ahh, it says "owner Matt" on the gallery
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Old 21 March 2006, 04:25   #13
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That just means I uploaded it.
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That just means I uploaded it.
Fair enough, just led me to think you might have owned it to

But thinking about it - you're another "fully fledged ribbist" (aka hardboater) like Mr Fuller :P so guess it couldn't be yours
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did better than me i ended up lying on the floor of the rib swiming as i did not
knock the kill cord off and had power back before the rib did the work pumped
its self dry as i got back up

that what happen when a 4.5 meter rib trys to span a 5.5 meter wave trough
thats about two meters deep
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I've stuffed my boat twice, both in the same day... on the way up to little hampton last year, judged a wave wrong when wave hopping, and landed nose down.

My boat has quite a high bow so the stuff wasnt too bad, and we just flew out the other side... we just got very wet, and noone was hurt thankfully - and we all managed to remain seated

Its one of those things that puts a smile on your face knowing you've bought a boat with extemely bouyant sides, and the boat could be full of water , and it still wouldnt go under... unlike a hardboat :|
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Am I right in concluding that you would always leave the trunks down when at sea regardless of sea conditions just in case or would you only put them down after been stuffed ?. What about the air inlet on the plastic fuel tanks , would the outboard suck water into the fuel tank after stuffing and if so would the outboard run long enough to clear the water out the trunks ( I donít have a water separator on my fuel line ) .
I have never managed to completely stuff my rib but Iím sure my time will come .

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Old 21 March 2006, 12:35   #18
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Dry your socks and look for your sunglasses, hey Olly .

On a more serious note though...Just get rid of the deck water ASAP and check your bilge just in case some's gone down there.
Good suggestion, but don't be opening any hatches or large openings whilst still in the seaway. Stick the bilges pumps on and run into a sheltered area first. Last thing you want to do is open a hatch, see a nice dry bilge and then cop a big one straight into the bilge!

This is why is is good to have a bilge alarm or indicator light, so that it alerts you to water where it shouldn't be. Although, they need to be set up right for RIB's otherwise they will drive you nuts!

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Old 21 March 2006, 12:36   #19
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Am I right in concluding that you would always leave the trunks down when at sea regardless of sea conditions just in case or would you only put them down after been stuffed ?. What about the air inlet on the plastic fuel tanks , would the outboard suck water into the fuel tank after stuffing and if so would the outboard run long enough to clear the water out the trunks ( I donít have a water separator on my fuel line ) .
I have never managed to completely stuff my rib but Iím sure my time will come .

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Depends on your boat - some boats drain trunks are clear of the water even at rest in which case i would leave them down all the time.

Other boats (mine included) have the trunks positioned such that at rest with a load on board they let water back in. If your boat is like this and conditions are clam i see no point in everyone getting wet feet whenever you stop.

When at sea in any kind of chop or swell - I will always have my trunks down
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probably best not to get caught out without your trunks down!
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