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Old 22 September 2005, 10:33   #11
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..... all the passengers were thrown clear with no injuries!!!

yes... but all died of hyperthermia ( is that how you spell it??)

Choppy - without beating about the bush - how much are you paying CIF?

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Old 22 September 2005, 10:36   #12
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Anyone who believes that its ok to travel any significant distance on a RIB sitting on the tubes is either.....

A diver.....
Young fit and stupid
just plain stupid

Crew comfort and reducing fatigue are imperative. The coxn has the best of all worlds, he usually has a nice jockey seat (unless he really wants to shag his back on a bench seat ), he is holding onto the steering wheel & throttle, he can see ahead, is reading the sea and bracing himself accordingly. Front seat passengers (assuming side by side seating) enjoy similar benefits although with a grab rail (if a well set up boat) rather than a wheel/throttle. As you go further back in the boat, passengers have less view of whats going on in front and rely on a good seat/grab rail. The exception to this is if you can stand behind a jockey holding on but even then this can be tiring on a long trip.

It is oh so easy to be enjoying the bangity, crash, whee isnt this fun bit as a driver/coxn and not be sensitive to the cold, tired, please god make it stop, passengers behind you. If those passengers are sitting on the tubes then they are not going to be having fun after the first 30mins.

To compare an Ocean Dynamics trip boat - big & heavy as Richard says, plus used for relatively short distance excursions to a smaller cruising rib merely demonstrates a certain persons lack of knowledge/experience of what it is actually like to go any signficant distance in a RIB.

Mind you with a 9m RIB Codders I am assuming you'll have jockey seats galore?
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Old 22 September 2005, 11:04   #13
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Anyone who believes that its ok to travel any significant distance on a RIB sitting on the tubes is either.....

Quite agree Alan - try my cabin rib. Its brillaint

- normal dress ( Richard B could use his smoking jacket)
- always dry
- have a heater inside
- seat belts
- ribbing 12 months a year
- windscreen wipers/demisters

and you can open the side windows to give you the smell of the sea.

why torture yourself when you can live in comfort??

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Old 22 September 2005, 11:34   #14
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why torture yourself when you can live in comfort??
You could also stay at home with the slippers and a pipe.

Lets not forget that many of the people on this forum purchased an open boat because they liked being out in the open and like taking in the sea air.

I have absolutely no doubt that when the wind gets up having a cabin rib is far superior and probably all through the winter too.

But through the vast majority of the summer I would find a cabin a drawback not an advantage. Id be finding someone else to helm as I would want to be outside in the sun and cool breeze.

This summer I did 100+ nmile trip from Falmouth to Plymouth and back in a 4.2m boat via eddy stone rocks with my kids and my 8 year old son was either standing or sat on the tube the whole way. He loved every minute of it.

I agree that jockey seats are preferential but they are by no means essential as long as good hand holding is provided and your not out jumping 10ft waves.
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( Richard B could use his smoking jacket)
I don't have a smoking jacket, and I don't smoke! Mind you, I'd prefer to wear a smoking jacket to a dress
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Old 22 September 2005, 15:57   #16
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But through the vast majority of the summer I would find a cabin a drawback not an advantage. Id be finding someone else to helm as I would want to be outside in the sun and cool breeze.

Most of the people I see in open ribs look as if they have just been thru a car wash!!!!!!!!!!. Appreciate the outdoor spirit ect ect... but its nice to remain dry. I did my level 2 last year in an open boat- and it was no fun I can assure you. I do have the roof open and the back is open as well.

Ps the garmin link up work perfectly - thanks a million.

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Old 22 September 2005, 16:03   #17
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I don't have a smoking jacket, and I don't smoke! Mind you, I'd prefer to wear a smoking jacket to a dress
Sorry Richard my mistake - its the french language creeping in - I ment evening jacket is that the term?? its the one between top hats and tails and a pair of levi's

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Im glad that worked...

Open back cabin is probably a good compromise.

Alex (gingercoastie) has a Rayglass Protector which he kindly took me out on a couple of times and that is a nice example of a cabin boat with front screen and roof but completely open back.

I like the feeling of the wind in my hair (whats left of it) but i expect i will remember this thread when i finally get my boat delivered in november and im suffering from frost-bitten face trying to get some use out of my boat...
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Sorry Richard my mistake - its the french language creeping in - I ment evening jacket is that the term?? its the one between top hats and tails and a pair of levi's

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I'm not familiar with the term evening jacket!

Between top hat and tails and Levi's would be a lounge suit if that helps?
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Old 22 September 2005, 16:09   #20
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Alex (gingercoastie) has a Rayglass Protector which he kindly took me out on a couple of times and that is a nice example of a cabin boat with front screen and roof but completely open back.

If ever in Belgium come out in a REAL rib--- got 55.7 knts yesterday and
went ' hands off ' - straight line very stable. The automatic trim tabs really
work..

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