Monday, 16 June 2008

Slow speed transfer

Despite glorious weather and loads of people out an about it was a quiet and safe weekend in Swanage (although it did sound as if the Coastguard were busy) I'll tell you about some other stuff we do!

A slow speed transfer is a technique that, although being in some ways almost counter intuitive, we use to transfer people between the ILB and ALB while still moving forwards. If, when you bring the ILB alongside the ALB at slowish speeds, the tiller is pulled hard over when the hulls touch, it has the effect of pushing the bow of the ILB into the ALB and the two boats become locked together in a very stable position. People can then be safely transfered. Care needs to be taken when breaking away to avoid getting sucked under the bow as you turn out and drive forwards.

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