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Old 06 August 2004, 08:37   #1
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What's the limit?

Has anyone ever flipped their rib ? not something I would like to experience but a question I'm always asked " just how vertical can these things go before your in with the fish... having experienced somewhere around 60 -70 degrees (a bowel loosening experience ) i often think how close I was to loosing my grip ( would the boat reach its limit or would I reach mine ?)

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Old 06 August 2004, 08:41   #2
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I'd imagine you'd be able to exceed 90 degrees, as when the stern hits the water, you're going to get levered flat pretty quickly. Try it and report back!

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Old 06 August 2004, 08:51   #3
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Old 06 August 2004, 09:27   #4
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Been in early days on training with RNLI at IOW where we where trained on Atlantic 21 to use selfrighting equipment.
Once on rescue mission during winter and very heavy seas and snowing we had big wave over our Humber and I lost two of my crewmember off and it is not pleasent experiance I can tell you. It took few minutes to locate them and get back on board another SAR RIB.

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Old 06 August 2004, 09:34   #5
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Unfortunatly, I've done it both ways, over backwards and rolled it.

Rolling is more scary and when going over backwards eveything goes into slow motion.

Both times were years ago in my Fathers old Flatacraft.
Took the winscreen off each time but the old Chrysler 35 always started after flipping the RIB over with the painter.
Taking too many chances wave jumping in too smaller boat was the cause.

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