Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 January 2018, 16:14   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: north essex
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 137
RIBase
eprib, do you carry them

hi all
as the heading asks, how many of us have this on our ribs ?
__________________

__________________
crui05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 16:30   #2
Member
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 9,497
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by crui05 View Post
hi all

as the heading asks, how many of us have this on our ribs ?



No EPIRB but 2 PLBs
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 16:33   #3
Member
 
Lee argyle's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Porchfield
Boat name: Katie
Make: Stingher
Length: 10m +
Engine: Verado 350 x 2
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 600
PLB and handheld with DSC, plus usual vhf / flares on boat
__________________
Lee argyle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 16:57   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lincoln
Boat name: Logan Charles
Make: SR5.4 &AvonTyphoon
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner 75, Merc 25
MMSI: pm me..
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 52
PLB ACR resQlink + tied to lifejacket and strobe light
DSC fixed and DSC handheld.
__________________
darren moom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 16:59   #5
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,837
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by crui05 View Post
hi all
as the heading asks, how many of us have this on our ribs ?
An EPIRB is a rare spot on a leisure RIB - but many ribbers carry PLBs, I suspect as we think the RIB can look after herself but we may find ourselves adrift in a personal capacity.

I carry a PLB in my pocket and the RIB has an auto deploying EPIRB to keep the powers that be, happy.

Do you have an EPIRB on your RIB?
__________________
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 17:01   #6
Member
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,139
RIBase
I carry a PLB, ERF, hh vhf all on life jacket.
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 17:21   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Waterlooville
Boat name: Tickler
Make: Halmatic P22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel 140HP
MMSI: 235115642
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 854
RIBase
As Willk suggests there may be a regulatory reason to carry an EPIRB over a PLB but from what I can tell a PLB does the same job as an EPIRB, in terms of sending a distress message, but the EPIRB has a longer battery life when activated.

I'm happy to be corrected if this isn't the case as I've been contemplating investing in a couple of PLB's.
__________________
GuyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 January 2018, 19:50   #8
Member
 
Ribochet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Rostrevor
Boat name: Ricochet
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin F115 Yams
MMSI: 235083269
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 930
Click image for larger version

Name:	St Kilda 071.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	136.8 KB
ID:	123119
__________________
Maximum Preparation - Maximum Fun
Ribochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 01:22   #9
RIBnet supporter
 
MustRib's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,068
I have an EPIRB although probably wouldn't have started
carrying it if they hadn't been required for Round Ireland in 2013.
__________________
MustRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 03:27   #10
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Ocean Devil
Make: Scorpion 8.6m
Length: 8m +
Engine: Yanmar 315hp
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 613
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
Agree with Andy - have the EPIRB only cause it was required during the RI in 2013 .
My even gave a false alarm while the boat was at the marina & I was in the pub ..
Thanks to Andy I have now also a PLB connected to my life vest .
__________________
6 cylinder diesel power
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 03:50   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Excel 435
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,836
Plb, dsc,hh, mobile,odeo flare,mirrow
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 05:48   #12
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Dalmeny
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 991
Yes it's law to carry an epirb over here if more than 2 nm offshore, plb's are not accepted as legal requirement and considered a more land based tool if you get lost in the wilderness.
__________________
jonp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 10:49   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: north essex
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 137
RIBase
yes indeed.
never used. lol
__________________
crui05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 11:15   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 53
Plb, h/h + fixed vhf. First 2 in life jacket. Mars Bar in other pocket!😁
__________________
Jabamusic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 January 2018, 12:00   #15
RIBnet supporter
 
MustRib's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabamusic View Post
Plb, h/h + fixed vhf. First 2 in life jacket. Mars Bar in other pocket!😁
I have frequently had to deploy my Mars Bar - sometimes when no trouble
on the horizon at all ! essential kit
__________________
MustRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2018, 03:48   #16
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,712
Fastfind PLB on my lifejacket at all times. Wouldn't go out without it.

I see no point in an EPIRB, the main risk to me appears to be the boat being afloat and me not being in it, which doesn't trigger anything, a PLB is much more use to me if I'm bobbing about with cold feet wanting a helicopter!

I also wonder where you'd mount an EPIRB in a RIB so it would guarantee to float free and reach the surface if the boat flipped? If it didn't there would be zero use having it, as I would guess there aren't too many RIBs that sink gracefully at sea the right way up...
__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2018, 04:11   #17
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 30HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 11,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
Fastfind PLB on my lifejacket at all times. Wouldn't go out without it.

I see no point in an EPIRB, the main risk to me appears to be the boat being afloat and me not being in it, which doesn't trigger anything, a PLB is much more use to me if I'm bobbing about with cold feet wanting a helicopter!

I also wonder where you'd mount an EPIRB in a RIB so it would guarantee to float free and reach the surface if the boat flipped? If it didn't there would be zero use having it, as I would guess there aren't too many RIBs that sink gracefully at sea the right way up...


Whilst in your shoes I would be going plb too I think the advantages of an epirb are:
- they float in the correct position to transmit, itís unlikely that a plb is still getting consistent distress messages out when you are no longer strong enough to hold it upright. That could be just minutes after a sudden immersion (assuming you are capable of working it).
- they will transmit for longer (giving more time for Falmouth and Stanley to discuss the plan and come looking for your frozen body!)
- the epirb is simpler to activate so might be better suited if itís not you doing the activation, plbs arenít difficult but if the first time you saw one was when you were in icy water unexpectedly Iím not sure who would use them properly.
- if you had many people on board one epirb to cover them all might be cheaper than a plb each (although they arenít equivalent)
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2018, 05:54   #18
Member
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 9,497
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
Fastfind PLB on my lifejacket at all times. Wouldn't go out without it.

I see no point in an EPIRB, the main risk to me appears to be the boat being afloat and me not being in it, which doesn't trigger anything, a PLB is much more use to me if I'm bobbing about with cold feet wanting a helicopter!

I also wonder where you'd mount an EPIRB in a RIB so it would guarantee to float free and reach the surface if the boat flipped? If it didn't there would be zero use having it, as I would guess there aren't too many RIBs that sink gracefully at sea the right way up...


Same here, PLBs live in our life jacket pockets. HH vhf is clipped & lanyarded onto said lifejacket along with Greetland rescue laser. For an EPIRB to auto deploy on a RIB, the RIB would have to suffer catastrophic damage to the point where there's not much left apart from the crew (hopefully )
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2018, 07:33   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cheddleton
Boat name: Black Hawk III
Make: Osprey
Length: 7m +
Engine: 300
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 43
Slightly off topic, but which PLB do people recommend?

Need to get one after an impromptu swimming lesson, but at least I know the lifejacket works (Bladder took some damage but Spinlock replaced free of charge which was good of them)
__________________
Vipermax80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2018, 07:52   #20
Member
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,139
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vipermax80 View Post
Slightly off topic, but which PLB do people recommend?

Need to get one after an impromptu swimming lesson, but at least I know the lifejacket works (Bladder took some damage but Spinlock replaced free of charge which was good of them)
I have a Fast Find attached to LJ
__________________

__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.