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Old 22 January 2005, 10:14   #41
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Excluding being rolled inshore whilst launching. Which is covered by having enough bodies, judging the conditions, it`s always possible to say no the conditions don`t allow launching safely. Learn to drive the boat. I was very proud to be on a Diver coxwain assessment course as an instructor and to hear the chief examiner talking about the only people he has never had Polaris a Rib off a wave. He put it down to the only common link he saw between the two of us, apart from the fact she was my wife, the link was we were both motorcyclists of long experiance. He surmised that the common links of much higher horsepower for the conditions, hand throttles and skill in judging the "road" had caused this skill. Ok she has since left me and bought a Hard Dive boat and I have a new female , also a biker and very good at handling the Rib in poor conditions, but it`s a thought. Maybe learn a hand throttle vehicle in conditions where too much throttle can loop you on to tarmac with an 18 wheeler on your arse and Ribs become more controlable.
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Er did any one else get any of that !!
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Nope
Glad I'm not the only one who was baffled by that. At first I chalked it up to my limited understanding of the British language .


With the regards to rogue waves, here are links to 3 short fascinating articles about them. It seems that they are much more common than was first thought.

www.soundings online.com/stories/html?story=1

www.cdnn.info/eco/e040810b/e040810b.html

http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/cours...s/WavePics.htm
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Old 22 January 2005, 10:48   #42
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Nyaria is right. read his comments again then go out and buy a motor cycle.
All my team are experienced motor cycle riders. If you can ride a dirt bike at full pelt off road and not crash then you can drive a rib in ANY conditions.

All of our "Offshore" ribs have been set up and balanced so they can be driven like a dirt bike.Carefull use of the thottle is the key to success.

On one of our Trans Atlanic movies there is a part at night with Jan driving in huge 30 -40 seas, talking into the camera, on auto pilot but working the throttle every inch of the way. Steve Lloyd and myself were asleep at the time. Alan P
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Old 22 January 2005, 17:37   #43
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Thank you Alan.
I posted what I have experienced and it is nice to have someone agree with me.
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Old 23 January 2005, 16:24   #44
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Nyaria is right. read his comments again then go out and buy a motor cycle.
All my team are experienced motor cycle riders. If you can ride a dirt bike at full pelt off road and not crash then you can drive a rib in ANY conditions.

All of our "Offshore" ribs have been set up and balanced so they can be driven like a dirt bike.Carefull use of the thottle is the key to success.

On one of our Trans Atlanic movies there is a part at night with Jan driving in huge 30 -40 seas, talking into the camera, on auto pilot but working the throttle every inch of the way. Steve Lloyd and myself were asleep at the time. Alan P

Yes i got his point, it was his abuse of the English language and the fact i had to re read his post 5 times to begin to understand his point !
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Old 24 January 2005, 13:44   #45
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Well Bilge Rat FYTP.
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Old 24 January 2005, 15:23   #46
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Well Bilge Rat FYTP.
I was going to respond with some clever comment but i quess i dont really need to, you make yourself look a fool without any help from me !
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Old 24 January 2005, 19:10   #47
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Nyarla,

I mean't only a mild ribbing (pun intended). I get equally baffled when I try to read Hugo Montgomerys Swan's articles in RIB International. I'm sure alot of it has to do with expressions and terms that are coomon in the UK, but unheard of in North America. Reminds me of one of the Austin Powers movies wherein Michael Caine and Mike Myers are conversing in 'British' with English subtitles at the bottom.

In any case, please take everything in stride with a thick skin. I've seen the locals on this site eat their own, but it's all in good fun.
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I've seen the locals on this site eat their own.
Only after they've been well cooked.

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I get equally baffled when I try to read Hugo Montgomerys Swan's articles
That's because he's from Devon. Even the rest of us Brits have trouble deciphering what he's on about.

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That's because he's from Devon. Even the rest of us Brits have trouble deciphering what he's on about.

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And this is from the Wolverhampton wanderer!

Edit: sorry - that should had read 'Wulverampton wunderer'.
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Nyarla,

I mean't only a mild ribbing (pun intended). I get equally baffled when I try to read Hugo Montgomerys Swan's articles in RIB International. I'm sure alot of it has to do with expressions and terms that are coomon in the UK, but unheard of in North America. Reminds me of one of the Austin Powers movies wherein Michael Caine and Mike Myers are conversing in 'British' with English subtitles at the bottom.

In any case, please take everything in stride with a thick skin. I've seen the locals on this site eat their own, but it's all in good fun.
Dont be a woos man, stand up for what you believe in, back in the old days he'd have been shot for abuse of the English language.

I currently work with a croatian refugee who's never spoken a word of English in his damn life, even he can string a half ledgable sentance together.
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