Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 May 2011, 13:25   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Durham
Make: Stingher
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Suzuki
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Helmets

Hi all, just trying to gather some opinion.
How many of you wear helmets when out and about?

My rib usually gets used with the family on board, so I try to take minimum risks, but I am concious that we are all travelling at some speed without any restraint device or headwear... what do you do? Am I a reckless bad father, or worrying unnecessarily?
__________________

__________________
DavidS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 13:28   #2
Member
 
Leapy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheepy Parva
Boat name: Sadly Sold
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,728
Only use them if it's cold and pi$$ing down
__________________

__________________
Leapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 13:32   #3
Member
 
Razorbill RIBs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N. Pembrokeshire
Boat name: Various
Make: RIBs & Hovercraft
Length: 9m +
Engine: Outboards
MMSI: Various
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,358
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leapy View Post
Only use them if it's cold and pi$$ing down
........Unless really bad the Gecko is usually clipped to my backrest tbh, where it provides a handy glove and beanie holder Even then, ski goggles are my first port of call tbh....
__________________
Dan Worth
www.razorbillribs.co.uk

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php...17306504953480
Razorbill RIBs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 13:34   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Durham
Make: Stingher
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Suzuki
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Excellent, so I may still qualify for 'Dad of the year then?!'
__________________
DavidS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 14:59   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Ginger
Make: Avon SR4
Length: 4m +
Engine: 30hp yamaha
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 224
Used to use gath winsurf helmets with visors on the zap cat but that was so you could actually see through the spray and it gave you some (probably misplaced) sense of safety.

Since getting a rib - not so much.
__________________
rik_elliott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 15:02   #6
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,214
We wear Gecko helmets when it's raining or cold as it makes the experiance far nicer. But it's manly due to the visors.

Rain on the face and in your eyes cruising at 25knots is like needles, kids really don't like it and it puts them off when they are younger.

Nasher
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 16:20   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,275
wear my gecko only when pissing down or cold
__________________
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 16:20   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
Yep, Geckos when travelling long distances or when its cold, dark or wet (or a combination of the three) Makes it so much more comfy and bearable.
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 May 2011, 18:32   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Northumberland
Boat name: Dr Doof
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 125hp
MMSI: 235082981
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 297
Gecko for me if it's cold and or raining.

Haven't had mine long but very pleased with it. It makes life a lot more comfortable when the weather turns.
__________________
Dr Doof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 00:17   #10
Member
 
wolfie's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birmingham
Boat name: ?
Make: 4.65 Avon
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 94
and the best place to buy Gecko's is ??????
__________________
wolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 04:41   #11
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
and the best place to buy Gecko's is ??????
Direct from Gecko on line unless you can wait until Southampton Boat Show as they always have a stand there.

In fact, I don't think you can buy them anywhere else.

They do come up on ebay sometimes, or even on here.
Ours are a mix of White Ex-RNLI ones for my boys purchased of ebay and refurbised by me, plus Black Ex-special forces ones for me and Mrs Nasher, which were purchased from an army surplus stall at a show and again refurbished by me.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 04:47   #12
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
In fact, I don't think you can buy them anywhere else.
We have supplied them to a great many Ribnetters and other customers, sometimes standard and sometimes with customisation. We do not currently have them on our web shop as we do not have any in stock since our re-shuffle at the start of the year.
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 04:47   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Romney Marsh ,Kent
Make: Osprey 5.85
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Tohatsu
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
and the best place to buy Gecko's is ??????
Whats wrong with your very own rib.net?? - Thats where I bought mine.. Also have fleeces only £10 each (old logo) very usable though!!

Mike
__________________
bingomike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 04:49   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Romney Marsh ,Kent
Make: Osprey 5.85
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Tohatsu
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
and the best place to buy Gecko's is ??????
Whats wrong with your very own rib.net?? Save Phaces work well, look a bit like special forces with dark wetproofs!! - Thats where I bought mine.. Also have fleeces only £10 each (old logo) very usable though!!

Mike
__________________
bingomike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 14:21   #15
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,214
Sorry, can't resist posing this again.

With a bit of effort old Geckos can be refurbished quite easily, we use these with 'long' visors rather than the shorter ones as they protect the whole face.

Nasher.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	helmets.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	63.7 KB
ID:	59240  
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 16:52   #16
Member
 
wolfie's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birmingham
Boat name: ?
Make: 4.65 Avon
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 94
cant find them in the ribnet shop
__________________
wolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 17:51   #17
RIBnet supporter
 
gotchiguy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dinard, Brittany
Boat name: Into the Red
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude E-tec 250HO
MMSI: 235 076 114
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,953
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Channel Ribs View Post
We have supplied them to a great many Ribnetters
Thanks for ours

I have got very, very used to mine now. I wear it almost constantly on the boat, even on the nicest of days when in shorts + tee I find it very good to wear. Needs a small bit of velcro replaced but apart from that both are great. On the back of Martin's advice, we went for 15% tint half-face. The tint is brill, just takes the edge off when the sun is reflecting off the sea, but at dusk it is still perfectly usable.

Would advise full-face though, we are looking to move to a pair, but Martin reckons we should go direct but I'm so bone idle I haven't gotten round to it in 3 months.....

Gratuitous vid containing GD in his navy Geck'. Mine is light blue

[YOUTUBE]
SZQb9wCP7AA
[/YOUTUBE]
__________________
gotchiguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 May 2011, 17:54   #18
RIBnet supporter
 
gotchiguy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dinard, Brittany
Boat name: Into the Red
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude E-tec 250HO
MMSI: 235 076 114
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,953
RIBase
Just checked out the embedded link - should be fine, what might be the issue? On a side note, I have noticed that many pages and links of the site seem to be broken. Chrome comes up with a "reload" button and that seems to sort things out but not always. Many things seem to now have different codes in the URL - or is it just me?
__________________
gotchiguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 May 2011, 01:14   #19
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotchiguy View Post
Would advise full-face though, we are looking to move to a pair, but I'm so bone idle I haven't gotten round to it in 3 months.
We should have them in soon.
__________________

__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 02:34.


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