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Old 25 January 2005, 17:25   #61
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It`s combining the throttle and steering to give max control thats difficult.
You want both hands on the wheel and one hand on the throttle at the sametime for efficent control, eg bike style. I don`t count foot control since that is not really responsive enough. Feet are ok for gear changes but are very poor for throttle control.
Bike style bars would be too heavy for cable steering in the limited lock bars give you.
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Old 23 August 2005, 09:54   #62
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Getting back on topic...how hard is it compared to a hard sided boat of the equal size to flip a RIB?
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Old 24 August 2005, 15:09   #63
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Getting back on topic...how hard is it compared to a hard sided boat of the equal size to flip a RIB?
Without reading through the entire post to check if someone has already mentioned this (apologies if so) but the windage (and thus the leverage) from the tubes is enormous in a goodly blow. So, to answer your question, IMHO, in certain circumstances, a RIB will (can) flip earlier.
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Old 24 August 2005, 15:51   #64
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I don't know whether this has been posted on here before but it shows a lifeboat atlantic 21/75 flipping, unfortunatly its in quicktime:

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/whitslb/video.mov





It is suprisingly easy to roll a rib if you end up beam on to a rough sea, I rolled a little Ribcraft, while performing a dinghy rescue.



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Old 24 August 2005, 19:15   #65
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Quicktime is ok as long as you download media player classic - will play almost anything including that RM rubbish....

Have seen that video before and it sparked quite a bit of debate - I still say most RIBs have their weight too far aft.....
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Hm....so an inexpierenced driver can essentially flip a RIB real easy then?
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Old 25 August 2005, 03:28   #67
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The way I see it, its like driving an SUV. Sure you can flip an SUV but only those that have no understanding of physics and a little understanding of what their handling, anything is possible. I think also knowing your limits and/or understanding the conditions you are in require the proper action. I certainly wouldn't take my SUV going 60 mph around a square corner full speed. I wouldn't expect someone to go flying into the crest of a steep wave expecting zero consequences coming out the back! Of course the dynamics of a churning ocean is more complex but the same ideas apply.
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The way I see it, its like driving an SUV. Sure you can flip an SUV but only those that have no understanding of physics and a little understanding of what their handling, anything is possible. I think also knowing your limits and/or understanding the conditions you are in require the proper action. I certainly wouldn't take my SUV going 60 mph around a square corner full speed. I wouldn't expect someone to go flying into the crest of a steep wave expecting zero consequences coming out the back! Of course the dynamics of a churning ocean is more complex but the same ideas apply.
Couldn't agree more - quite a few years ago there was a spate of accidents involving the little Suzuki SJ410 rolling over(missed that one Gavin) - quite a few people were killed - mainly teenagers who bought one as a cool beach car - they couldn't quite grasp that something with such a short wheelbase and a high centre of gravity would be unstable!!!

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