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Old 01 October 2016, 09:56   #61
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Or you could use any empty screw top container with a handle to put a line through. Put a small amount of water in it, it will still float and off you go. Used this method for shore rescue of tired divers tow em in all is good and cheap as chips 😄
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And can you imagine how enthralled the victim will be after you've knock his front teeth out or given them a black eye with one of those damned things......
I cheer myself up by imagining that I might happen upon a drifting WAFI...

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I cheer myself up by imagining that I might happen upon a drifting WAFI...

You need to get out more!
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Thanks Jeff,
I have one of the BELL throwing lines....must be 30 years old now, inherited when my father stopped sailing.
I carry one of these when out and about on safety events - best thing on the market for throwing and re stow.

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I cheer myself up by imagining that I might happen upon a drifting WAFI...
Mr Wilk, Are you cheered up by the event of actually finding one, or your subsequent actions?

If the latter please, share your imagined operating procedure so we can all learn

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Having been a WAFI for quite a few years before buying a RIB, I'd have to say that my general experience of safety equipment carried by many EAFI's (if that is an appropriate abbreviation) amounted to sunglasses and a spare bottle opener.

I don't carry a lifebuoy and always planned on dispensing fenders to those in need of some support. I've yet to have to put it to the test though.
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Having been a WAFI for quite a few years before buying a RIB, I'd have to say that my general experience of safety equipment carried by many EAFI's (if that is an appropriate abbreviation) amounted to sunglasses and a spare bottle opener.
I hate those life rings too, but the powers that be deem them a necessity.

UV damage is a real concern and a spare bottle opener is only second in importance to a spare bottle. I generally carry a Mars Bar too for stricken jetskiers*

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If the latter please, share your imagined operating procedure so we can all learn
Well, I have two perrybouys. So in my fantasy there are two WAFIs adrift, pretty much beside each other and about 10m away. In reality I'm resigned to there being only one. But I'm a terrible shot so I've doubled my chances...

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What a great day to pick her up and start running the engine in!

At Yeovil for 0900, handover, etc....Portland by 1145, boat rigged, and on pontoon before 1245....3 hours in glorious sunshine:- 2hrs pootling about within the harbour, wlth everyone getting the feel, and getting hang of electronics then an hour on the plane at 20kts 3900-4000 revs outside.

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Saw your boat at the show - looked great!

We should organise a meet of RC 585s.
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