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Old 10 August 2013, 18:19   #1
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Man overboard!!

Leaving Poole harbour today I hit a set of pretty big waves and managed to end up going for a swim
I always wear my kill cord so it cut the engine straight away but I was more worried about being in the water in a shipping lane!

Straight away a sailing yacht and a Sunseeker came over too check up on us, as well as a parker rib which I think was a tour boat that nearly ran me over!

Swimming with a helmet, gloves, boots & lifejacket isn't easy but managed to get back to the boat fine and was off again pretty quickly.

Was reassuring when I knew how many people were about to help & how quickly they got there. Always good to know everyone looks out for each other out there.

& as a bonus I got it all on Gopro!!



(The lens fogged up abit so its not great quality)
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Old 10 August 2013, 18:26   #2
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Woahhhhh!!

Awesome video (video of the year? )

Really chuffed all was OK and people were so quick to aid you.

Once again though, classic footage!
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Could ur crew have come to you if there had been a problem?
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Old 10 August 2013, 18:30   #4
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It was great knowing they were there!

And yes I keep a spare kill cord on board that they always know about
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About as good an illustration as to how quick shi@t can go down out there and why that little red cable is so important. Cracking vid chief, good work.
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Glad your ok. Really shows well the importance of the right gear and correct use of it. Excellent Video.

Quite possibly worth sending it to the RYA,BBC etc as an illustration of how it should be, maybe even be used in RNLI advertising etc as I imagine there's not too many better examples out there.

I see what you mean about that Parker, anybody you know ? Looked close from the vid but maybe not so in real terms.

Is there any mileage in your PAX wearing a spare kill cord, incase he does need to use it ?

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Glad your ok. Really shows well the importance of the right gear and correct use of it. Excellent Video.

Quite possibly worth sending it to the RYA,BBC etc as an illustration of how it should be, maybe even be used in RNLI advertising etc as I imagine there's not too many better examples out there.

I see what you mean about that Parker, anybody you know ? Looked close from the vid but maybe not so in real terms.

Is there any mileage in your PAX wearing a spare kill cord, incase he does need to use it ?

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Thanks! I remember seeing the sailing yacht waving them down & telling them to stop & they other boats must've seen me in the water holding my helmet up.

I've never seen the Parker before but I think it's a charter boat along with the sunseeker.

& sorry what do you mean mileage in my PAX?
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Thats quality footage that, I'm glad you added the slow down bit, seeing as you disappeared so quick in real time. Once realising all was ok, I couldn't decide what's more funny you bouncing over, or your mates reaction
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Great video and glad your ok! Amazing what using the safety kit does!

Parker does look a little close as it passes (quite fast) nice of the sunseeker and yacht to wait to make sure you were all ok.
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& sorry what do you mean mileage in my PAX?
PAX = Passenger. I think what B&O is suggesting is consider having the spare kill cord already attached to your crew so he can almost instantly restart and come to save you a swim rather than need to rummage around looking for it.

Did you take your helmet off or did it fall off?
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