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Old 07 June 2005, 05:19   #11
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The Humber has a plate stating thta it can carry 22 people so I was really only half full!
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Old 07 June 2005, 07:50   #12
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The Humber has a plate stating thta it can carry 22 people so I was really only half full!
Bloody hell - would have been great at Dunkirk - seriously though what European idiot could EVER think any 8m boat could be safe carrying that many people???
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Old 07 June 2005, 19:44   #13
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- seriously though what European saint could EVER think any 8m boat could be safe carrying that many people???
Bob Geldof (infamous jackeen ) might go for it

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Old 08 June 2005, 05:49   #14
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Given that there are 4 jockey seats and 1/2 on the suicide seat I assume people are meant to sit on the tubes -isn't that what the diver types do?

However for the trip out only my 13 and 14 year olds were allowed this privelege -the others were inside the boat

Is it safe? Well if I had capsized doing tight(ish) turns then no doubt a few questions would be asked. As skipper but more importantly as parent I have to assess the position and make a judgement -the buck stops here.
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Given that there are 4 jockey seats and 1/2 on the suicide seat I assume people are meant to sit on the tubes -isn't that what the diver types do?

However for the trip out only my 13 and 14 year olds were allowed this privelege -the others were inside the boat

Is it safe? Well if I had capsized doing tight(ish) turns then no doubt a few questions would be asked. As skipper but more importantly as parent I have to assess the position and make a judgement -the buck stops here.
Actually sitting on the tubes seems SAFER than anything else!!!! Shaun Whyte who now runs Ocean Dynamics used to run high speed thrill rides around Tenby - once they had a capsize in really confused waters and all 14 people were thrown in - nobody was hurt!!!

http://www.maib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resou...ety_504204.pdf

Makes interesting reading - they couldn't really fault the way the trips were run and in particular praised the idea of giving all passengers canoeing helmets as well as lifejackets.
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