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Professional BoatBuilder – Practical Impact-Exposure Testing

Taking measures required under the European Union’s 2002 Vibration Directive, Boomeranger Boats, a builder of specialized high-speed RIBs in Finland, tests two models of shock-mitigating seats to determine which will best reduce whole-body impacts on boat operators. View full article: Practical Impact Exposure Testing Boomeranger Boats Oy has built professional high-speed rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) since 1991. In the last two years, we’ve seen an increasing number of potential buyers...

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Professional BoatBuilder – Designing Consoles for Speed

Optimizing steering console geometry on high-speed boats enhances their safety, control, and comfort. View full article: Proboat-Designing Consoles for Speed High-speed boats are being built in growing numbers for military, coast guard, sea rescue, and law enforcement agencies, and builders of recreational boats are taking similar advantage of advances in propulsion technologies, hull design, and composite materials to deliver ever-faster boats to the boating public. Indeed, civilian models...

Proboat Slamming Standards

Professional Boat Builder – Slamming Standards

As awareness of impact injuries on high-speed boats grows, research and debate thrive in the quest for strategies to accurately measure slamming and for practical rules that will keep boaters safe. Download full article: Impact Exposure & Standards, ProBoat 149 For generations, boaters have experienced the dangers of slamming at speed in rough conditions. Only relatively recently have the causes of injuries on slamming high­-speed craft been the subject of more in-depth research,...

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Human Impact Exposure on Fast Boats

Click here to download full article as PDF Most boaters know that slamming at speeds in rough conditions can be dangerous. The topic of injury risks on slamming fast craft is still gaining increased recognition, even among leisure boat owners. This is not least due to media attention on a number of accidents where boat owners, as well as innocent paying passengers, have been injured in severe slam events. Research is ongoing, mainly sponsored by military and coastguard agencies in various...

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Rib International – Rib Magazine Article on Rib Seating

Introduction “Are you sitting comfortably?" It was quite important when watching children's TV, but it is also a vital aspect of driving a RIB. If you are not sitting comfortably and securely in a RIB, then you will not only find it difficult to use the controls effectively, but you will also be in danger of injuring yourself when the boat is bouncing about. For the professional RIB, secure and safe seating is vital under the requirement of an employer to have a "duty of care" towards his...

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