I was reading a forum for Boston Whaler owners, where a new thread asked for opinions on comments that compare the seawortyness of a Boston Whaler to RIBs. One reply included this comment:
"This March in the Niagara River (USA) two Coast Guard sailors died when their RIB style boat pitch-poled them into a frigid Lake Ontario in very moderate seas. The RIB filled with water and scuttled--it was not sufficiently bouyant. If these unfortunate fellows had been in a Boston Whaler they would probably not have been thrown in the water in the first place, and even in the event they were, they could have returned to a boat with excellent floatation characteristics and perhaps restarted the engines."
I can't imagine that this event happened as described, and would like to find out the details to offer comments. I just spent the weekend on a 25' Whaler and wouldn't even think of taking it places that would be pure fun in a RIB.
Any information on the alleged capsize would be appreciated. Thanks.