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Old 23 March 2021, 01:32   #1
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Clipping On

Hi Folks

I recently posted a thread “Life Jackets - What sort to use?” The response was brilliant, my thanks to all that responded – really, really good – THANK YOU!!!

This led on to another interesting debate: “Clipping on”!

The perceived wisdom seems to be “DON’T”. The reason for this view is that there is more chance of injury and drowning when being dragged through the water at, say, 20kn than just floating around somewhere behind the boat – I get that!

What about if you are driving with an inexperienced crew?

If clipped on, the engine will cut out when the kill cord comes off and you can be pulled back on board.

If not clipped on, you cannot necessarily expect an inexperienced crew to get the boat back to you…

Learned ribbers – again, what say you...?
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Old 23 March 2021, 03:27   #2
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Hi Folks

I recently posted a thread “Life Jackets - What sort to use?” The response was brilliant, my thanks to all that responded – really, really good – THANK YOU!!!

This led on to another interesting debate: “Clipping on”!

The perceived wisdom seems to be “DON’T”. The reason for this view is that there is more chance of injury and drowning when being dragged through the water at, say, 20kn than just floating around somewhere behind the boat – I get that!

What about if you are driving with an inexperienced crew?

If clipped on, the engine will cut out when the kill cord comes off and you can be pulled back on board.

If not clipped on, you cannot necessarily expect an inexperienced crew to get the boat back to you…

Learned ribbers – again, what say you...?
Definitely not.
If the boat were to flip, you want to be clear of it when it lands. And in your scenario of going over the side, a 3/4 tonne boat travelling at 20kts does not stop dead when you stop the motor.

But more poiniantly, if the conditions were such that you felt the need to clip on, you shouldn't be out there. You are not the RNLI (and they don't clip on either in RIBs)
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Old 23 March 2021, 03:36   #3
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Only WAFIs "clip on" with lines.

RIBbers are "clipping on" when they're doing over 30kts for extended periods....

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Old 23 March 2021, 03:45   #4
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Go on some RYA courses?
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This led on to another interesting debate: “Clipping on”!
its another topic that you'll find in the ^^ search tool ^^ or by browsing "RIBs and Ribbing" which is the category it belongs in.

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What about if you are driving with an inexperienced crew?
  • don't drive with an inexperienced crew in a way likely that you'll fall out.
  • brief your crew what to do before you fall out
  • make sure if you will be hard to recover - that you are easy for rescue services to find (PLB, Hheld VHF etc)
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If clipped on, the engine will cut out when the kill cord comes off and you can be pulled back on board.
there's no certainty it will kill the engine - the cables are quite stretchy, and you've introduced something extra to get tangled in it.

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If not clipped on, you cannot necessarily expect an inexperienced crew to get the boat back to you…
in most situations where an experienced helmsman is ejected from the boat the inexperienced crew will be too.
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Old 23 March 2021, 06:20   #8
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I raced offshore for a number of years with one season in a canopied boat with full harnesses and air etc. In or on an open boat or a rib never ever clip on.....
Came out of an open batboat twice, second time upside down....no injuries just cold and wet for a while.
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We pulled these guys out of the water and got the situation under control, prior to India Juliet and the hamble lifeboat arriving on scene.

I can say with a fair amount of confidence based on how the accident and subsequent recovery progressed that if they had been attached to the boat, it would have been a less happy ending, unless they were in a full canopy, on air and trained how to use it.

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I’m just saying......happy to be proved wrong!
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Aye! And give the trolling a rest. You must think we were born yesterday

Just tell "Miss Guided" ......."WHERE-to go" ..why don't you?!
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