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Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 12 February 2015, 11:50
Replies: 234
Views: 74,275
Posted By gtb
A (very) short review ...

A (very) short review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXtBNiaQIGM
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 February 2015, 07:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By gtb
I agree with self-checking and testing, but would...

I agree with self-checking and testing, but would say it's better to inflate using a hand pump to avoid build up of moisture inside the bladder that would occur using your breath. :thumbs:
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 January 2015, 06:00
Replies: 25
Views: 3,670
Posted By gtb
See if this OFCOM FAQ entry helps... Ofcom |...

See if this OFCOM FAQ entry helps...

Ofcom | What type of Maritime Licence do I need? (https://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radiocommunication-licences/maritime-radio/faq/759593)
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 January 2015, 12:39
Replies: 37
Views: 4,149
Posted By gtb
Maybe just me, but I am left wondering why the...

Maybe just me, but I am left wondering why the flag has three red lines rather than a closed triangle.

The warning triangles I'm familiar with are all closed shapes. <shrug/>
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 January 2015, 10:29
Replies: 114
Views: 24,939
Posted By gtb
Don't worry, they have the best salvage guys on...

Don't worry, they have the best salvage guys on the job... :hide:

"They are all saying 'grab it' - they have got tugs down there and are putting lines on it,"
...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 January 2015, 16:43
Replies: 31
Views: 5,348
Posted By gtb
While there is a discussion about floation vs....

While there is a discussion about floation vs. dry suit ... to answer your question; I bought an Abu Garcia suit...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 24 December 2014, 04:53
Replies: 13
Views: 4,499
Posted By gtb
"The RIB that the gang used after rendezvousing...

"The RIB that the gang used after rendezvousing with another boat 30 miles off the coast stalled because someone mistakenly fed its two powerful 200hp engines with diesel instead of petrol."

The...
Forum: Other stuff 23 December 2014, 14:51
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By gtb
LOL, that sounds all to familiar, including...

LOL, that sounds all to familiar, including regularly turning the oven on at 250 deg C ... "so that it heats up to 175 deg C quicker" !?!
Forum: Other stuff 04 December 2014, 06:33
Replies: 43
Views: 5,834
Posted By gtb
I look forward to seeing Q's "In Spectre...

I look forward to seeing Q's "In Spectre Gadgets" :popcorn:
Forum: Other stuff 04 December 2014, 04:38
Replies: 43
Views: 5,834
Posted By gtb
Neat, though it reminds me of this :) ...

Neat, though it reminds me of this :)
https://healeyspecialists.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/DSC1821.jpg
Forum: Upcoming RIB cruises 01 December 2014, 06:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By gtb
Saturday was one of the best days we've had on...

Saturday was one of the best days we've had on the water in ages. The weather was sunny, dry, and warm! The sea state in the Solent was a good rolling swell rather than short chop, and it was very,...
Forum: Upcoming RIB cruises 28 November 2014, 09:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By gtb
I'll be out and about on Saturday, but already...

I'll be out and about on Saturday, but already got a date for lunch ;-) Will wave if we see you!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 November 2014, 05:11
Replies: 456
Views: 88,683
Posted By gtb
Understood Chris, and that is what you need for a...

Understood Chris, and that is what you need for a training boat. Instead I was thinking of Simon B's situation where they want to change helm safely, while also allowing them to keep the engine...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 November 2014, 05:01
Replies: 456
Views: 88,683
Posted By gtb
Don't you want it wired so either switch (rather...

Don't you want it wired so either switch (rather than both) keeps the engine running? i.e. Helm 1 is on one switch with engine running, then Helm 2 comes along plugs into second switch, and the first...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 November 2014, 09:04
Replies: 65
Views: 7,781
Posted By gtb
Not counting the lifejacket & dry suit etc. and...

Not counting the lifejacket & dry suit etc. and assuming "a competent crew member" is disqualified

Hat / helmet
PLB
Chart & pencil
Torch
Toolkit
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 November 2014, 11:36
Replies: 63
Views: 6,474
Posted By gtb
"As Randy says" Is it legal? hell no! ...

"As Randy says" Is it legal? hell no!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u4l0DRnPFQ
Forum: Other stuff 08 October 2014, 14:40
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By gtb
Yep, the transit time is not a great concern. ...

Yep, the transit time is not a great concern. I'm in no rush.
Forum: Other stuff 08 October 2014, 13:48
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By gtb
I missed my own package by a few days :( but...

I missed my own package by a few days :( but don't expect to be back in San Fran for ~6 months.

It is "iPhone sized" ;)
Forum: Other stuff 07 October 2014, 16:15
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By gtb
Long shot: package from San Fran

I realize it is a long shot, but if anyone is going between downtown San Francisco and the UK soon please drop me a PM.

There is a small package that I need to relocate, and the UPS/Fedex courier...
Forum: Trailers & towing 22 August 2014, 10:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By gtb
How long are you going for? :eek:

How long are you going for? :eek:
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 August 2014, 08:54
Replies: 34
Views: 4,048
Posted By gtb
When you have a moment I'm curious to know what...

When you have a moment I'm curious to know what you took, and what you used/learnt/wished you had got on your RIB-based dining.
Forum: Other stuff 16 August 2014, 09:56
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By gtb
Using one right now. An Acer C720, and it is...

Using one right now. An Acer C720, and it is great for what I need.

Fast boot up, browser with apps, no software bloat - great screen, keyboard, and battery life. I bought it in the states for...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 August 2014, 16:42
Replies: 43
Views: 3,996
Posted By gtb
Not sure if you're suggesting DSC and EPIRB/PLB,...

Not sure if you're suggesting DSC and EPIRB/PLB, but worth noting that a rocket flare is likely visible up to 25nm by night, whereas a handled 5w VHF would likely only be good to around 5nm.

For...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 August 2014, 15:50
Replies: 43
Views: 3,996
Posted By gtb
We got to light up hand-held flares as part of...

We got to light up hand-held flares as part of the sea survival course with Stormforce. They had a bunch of out of date flares to try (a number failed to ignite successfully), and we did it at the...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 14 August 2014, 10:08
Replies: 10
Views: 3,345
Posted By gtb
Gotta love the forum -- everyday advice you can...

Gotta love the forum -- everyday advice you can really use... :)



and never, never, leave him alone in the wheel house without removing the keys
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