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    Default Surf's up in the Medway?

    Anyone know any more about this?

    http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachtin...-estuary-48689

    I know it is possible to get a bit of wind over tide off Kingsnorth but waves swamping a 6m RHIB.... ?

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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    I'd read that and thought the same. Usual old YBW 'News' twaddle, isn't it.
    Maybe they were mucking about and did too tight a turn and swamped themselves? It was apparently newly-owned.
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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    And why "RHIB"? Don't most people use "RIB"?

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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    I think it's an Amercianism
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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    Quote Originally Posted by pvb View Post
    And why "RHIB"? Don't most people use "RIB"?
    CG and RNLI seem to use the 'RHIB' version in press reports, perhaps it's the recognised abbreviation in maritime law?
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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    It is uncommon to see surfers 'catching a tube' off Kingsnorth power station but you never know!

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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    Quote Originally Posted by pvb View Post
    And why "RHIB"? Don't most people use "RIB"?
    I think it is more accurate. "Rigid hulled inflatable boat " as against, "Rigid inflatable boat". There is a huge difference but lots of people think that an inflatable is a RIB! I even questioned a seller who thought that RIB stood for "Rubber inflatable boat"
    Last edited by Hadenough; 04-03-17 at 22:12.

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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    Just another example of why you take your life your hands venturing anywhere in the Thames esturary.
    Boaters from elsewhere stay away. ?

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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    Quote Originally Posted by RivalRedwing View Post
    Anyone know any more about this?

    http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachtin...-estuary-48689

    I know it is possible to get a bit of wind over tide off Kingsnorth but waves swamping a 6m RHIB.... ?
    Some of the commercial traffic or fast mobos can kick up a big wake. It does say their first trip out, so their lack of experience may have put them too close behind something and slowed suddenly when they saw the wake dipping the nose into it.

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    Default Re: Surf's up in the Medway?

    Might be jet skiers. I was swamped last summer coming into the Commodore's Hard in my 8' dinghy by several jet skiers.

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