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Old 08 June 2009, 16:49   #301
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No capsizing, just erm....
All I'll say is that he runs a RIB forum!

I have no photos of that particular event, but I do have some from the weekend. I'll try to post them later tonight.
JK ended up in the briny! He'll of needed a 'Face' Saver after that little mis-hap.
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Old 08 June 2009, 17:03   #302
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JK ended up in the briny! He needed a 'Face' Saver after that little mis-hap.
Wrong forum mollers, try hotribs!!
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Old 08 June 2009, 18:47   #303
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Inflating life jacket

Is there any way, other than the obvious, to test inflating jackets?

What is a typical life span of these jackets?
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Old 08 June 2009, 19:23   #304
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Is there any way, other than the obvious, to test inflating jackets?

What is a typical life span of these jackets?
I am guessing you mean to test the auto inflate part of the mechanism? I'm not aware of a way to test them... there are 2 different types - one with a dissolving table and one which uses water pressure (has to be 30 cm under water?). It would be interesting to know which type Kevin was wearing. I think he was wearing a floatation suit too? Could it be that it didn't get deep enough to fire?
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Old 08 June 2009, 20:14   #305
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Thanks.

I too would like to thank Ged and Dave for all their efforts and hard work over the last six months . It is much appreciated and we ( Clive Rob Simon and I ) all enjoyed our first Ribnet
gathering - I'm sure it won't be our last !

We enjoyed meeting other like minded Ribsters and it was good to know you had others around you especially given the sea conditions . It was good to meet others and share stories and experiences and we would certainly be up for a re-run !

All the RIBS demonstrated just how seaworthy they were and I have to confess in our case we gave up on the return trip -when following Ged back to Conwy - in the worst conditions we had experienced - before the boat did !!

Clive has some great shots of the early part of the run to Beaumaris which I will try to post but unfortunaltely wind rain and spray not to mention the fact he was ' holding on ' mean we don't have many of the more exciting conditions.

Everyone was very easy going and we look forward to seeing you all again soon in the sunshine !!

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Wrong forum mollers, try hotribs!!
Ah right.
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weekend

many thanks to ged and dave for a great weekend.shame about the weather but we made the most of it.
1st time in seas like that hope its the last ...!!
really enjoyed the experience can't wait till the next time we all meet
hope everyone recovered their boats ok and had a save journey home
met some great people saw some fantastic ribs ..maverick loved your bat out of hell music ..!! ged next time we meet any chance of a ride in that rib of yours, it looked great

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shame about the weather
Thanks to those who braved the elements to turn what could have been a total washout into a really good weekend.

Special thanks to GED for his meticulous attention to detail including arranging a JCB to clear the slip on Friday and Mark for spending a couple of wet and windy nights guarding the trailer park.

The HM deserves a mention for the exemptions he granted us for the weekend as do BRP and Barrus for their support. People may not be aware but there was also full medical and mechanical support in place fortunately not needed.

The only downside to the weekend was the loss of my beloved Balaclava which was last seen going down the A55 at height of 6' 6'' above sea level.

I beleive it now lives in Brighton.
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The only downside to the weekend was the loss of my beloved Balaclava which was last seen going down the A55 at height of 6' 6'' above sea level.

I beleive it now lives in Brighton.
You forgot the jump leads and battery that now live in the West Midlands
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You forgot the jump leads and battery that now live in the West Midlands
Not strictly true.

The battery now lives in a caravan in Northampton and the jump leads are at N53 10 56.4 W4 12 57.9.
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The only downside to the weekend was the loss of my beloved Balaclava which was last seen going down the A55 at height of 6' 6'' above sea level.

I beleive it now lives in Brighton.
You make that sound like a bad thing. I think it will be very happy here and seems to be settling in nicely.
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Just like to add my thanks to all for the organising, its a pity we never actually got to see you all as we were tucked away on Anglesey at the Gazelle.

The weather did improve a little on Sunday afternoon; we made it down the straits, past Canaervon and about 3-4 miles round the coast before the chop picked up. So the journey was not all wasted.

(Note to others there is a 5 knot limit on some parts of the straits, we got a very nice telling off though :-) )

Deffo up for a return trip if this comes off again
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hi thanks to dave and jed for a great weekend. carnt wait till next one.from josh tracey and paul thanks to ian for loan of battery glad you got it back cheers mate. hope next gathering is as good hope to see you all soon cheers
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thanks to ian for loan of battery glad you got it back cheers mate.
Thanks Paul for dropping it back so soon, you didn't need to go out of your way to drop it in. Cheers
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You make that sound like a bad thing. I think it will be very happy here and seems to be settling in nicely.

i'd be careful of the 'MASK' syndrome. that Ballaclava has done more bank jobs than you've had hot Catherine Wheels
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(Note to others there is a 5 knot limit on some parts of the straits, we got a very nice telling off though :-) )
Is there? we did the complete straits at 25knots on wednesday apart from slowing down once passing some canoeists

We are just back and the missus is still giving me gyp about the return trip coming back saturday as we weren't aware conditions would quite as rough, at one point near Puffin Island the breaking waves were over 10-12ft high and steep which was a bit too exciting for her. In fact I hadn't realised that not everyone made it over and not everyone made it back untill we were back or that we were the second smallest boat there.........
We did the circumnavigation of Angelsey on wednesday but conditions were still a bit rough around the north of the island.
We have had some thoughts about next year and due to the distances am going to plan coming from Galloway and meeting up in Douglas if the NWribbers are coming from Conwy. It is much closer to Scotland and the distance across is about half so it may attract more of the "scottish contingent" next time.
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Yep speed limit all the way past port Dinorwic marked by some yellow buoys.

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We are just back and the missus is still giving me gyp about the return trip coming back saturday as we weren't aware conditions would quite as rough, at one point near Puffin Island the breaking waves were over 10-12ft high and steep which was a bit too exciting for her. In fact I hadn't realised that not everyone made it over and not everyone made it back untill we were back or that we were the second smallest boat there.........
Bruce - not surprised - grown men on our boat admitted to being quite "scared" at that point (although they claim the waves were 20ft!). We also didn't realise that not everyone was returning until we got back to Conwy. The last time we saw you was in those waves of Puffin Island, and John commented on how well your boat was handling. Its a credit to both the boat and the skippers for anyone who made that return journey!
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I always like to underestimate rather than exaggerate I know that for about 10 mins off Puffin Island it got a bit too exciting for me as well where waves were higher than the length of the boat (which is a shade over 19ft!) and very steep where it took a bit of work to make sure we didn't get turned over. We did the last part from the Island to the fairway entrance at approx 6.5knots as we just couldn't go any faster without launching into the air off the crests.
I have been told conditions were slightly less inshore but without knowing the area too well I was trying to keep to deeper water hoping the waves would be smaller and not breaking as the seabed was getting shallower. We weren't the furthest out though, at least one RIB was a good 1/2 mile further out than us.
I have been out in larger seas further out but not in a RIB, its usually something a lot larger and with liferafts and safety boats larger than the RIB.
I did try and push buying a bigger RIB while we were in the middle of it but she changed her mind once we got to shore later
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Since we didn't get over this year I have had a look at next years plans, I don't give up easily!
We will be going over from Isle Of Whithorn area and, if there is a meet duplicating this years plans from Conwy, meeting up on the IOM.
Since this is a much less ambitious trip for us all north of the border in trailing and sea distances I think it may appeal more to some of the Scottish contingent than going all the way to Wales.
If anybody is interested in principle let me know so I can gauge interest.
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