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Old 21 October 2013, 09:35   #101
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You do realise that you won't be able to sell this boat, one careful owner doesn't spring to mind
Nah - Matt will easily appease his conscience by selling it as "one careful owner".
He's just not going to mention that he wasn't the "one". The careful one was a previous owner.
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Old 21 October 2013, 09:47   #102
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ha ha. all those Zapcats out there must be knackered and how on earth would you sell one
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Old 21 October 2013, 11:09   #103
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Great weekend thanks to Avocet, LongJohn and PeterM for braving the weather over from Poole, Whisper for organising and Biffer kindly allowing us to stay at his very nice pad in Cowes.

Also a thanks to Matt for providing "some" of the entertainment

I have had a quick review of my Gopro footage I did capture the moment Matt abandoned ship but had to review 2 inches away from the screen but I can just make out that Matt on this occasion appears to be telling the truth!! There was no crazy air moment before the boat turned over. He was in a following sea and wasn't moving when the port side rolled over to starboard. It is very difficult to tell being a white boat in white water so far away but freeze framing i can just work it out. When I publish it you wont see it unfortunately. However I did get a few good clips. I will start work on it later.

When are we doing AJ's Stag Do! Part Trois?
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Old 21 October 2013, 12:50   #104
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Let's wait until it's F8 gusting 9/10...so it's a nice pleasant trip home....

Hmm...so it's true..you can't trust matts Johnson to carry on when wet....typical...
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Old 21 October 2013, 12:54   #105
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AJ's Stag do 'Thrice' will be next year before you get married

We will then have to find some other excuse to have our boys only outings
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Great footage Pete and glad everyone made it home safe.
Just a thought, when Flipper happened, did anyone put out a Pan call to the Coastguard? Whilst there was 2 other RIBs present, the conditions were not great and Matt going under the boat, it could have turned nasty very quickly.
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Good question ....and one that was discussed.

We could see Matt swimming actively as we headed towards him..maybe 20 seconds after he flipped.

No 1 priority was to get him, which considering Avocet and I were the only two man boat and biggest we did, David on helm me looking at Matt. He got in..clearly not hurt. But we took a minute to make sure before we even thought about the boat, then made the plan and did it.

If Matt was not 100% ok it would have been pan, if not mayday.

As the footage shows..he was totally fine, and then given this and the training and experience of everyone we just got on and sorted it....but it's a long way up the Solent towing....

funniest bit was Matt getting electric shocks as the battery was submerged, he was stood in the water inside the boat, then when he reached to sort the tow he completed the circuit to the sea! Ow ow ow...it's all tingly!!!!

(Noticed you working Sat off sandbanks as we left Poole :-))
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AJ's Stag do 'Thrice' will be next year before you get married

We will then have to find some other excuse to have our boys only outings
Next week dude.!!
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Briiliant! It was only a matter of time.
I suppose it'll need to be a limb off in the prop next time to top that.
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