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Old 11 May 2015, 01:51   #21
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another thing to remember when beach launching / recovering when your in the water man handling the boat if theres any waves swell ect make sure you have the boat between you and the land if your in between the boat and land and a large breaker catches it it could easily knock you off your feet
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Yep, never stand between the boat and the shore where any sized wave could push it over you. First lesson in surfing! Doing so with a surfboard you're almost guaranteed a broken nose! Doing so with a boat could land you stuck underneath with broken legs and possible drowning.

Always walk it out from either the side, or from the bow, bow into the waves, Keeping yourself seaward. If a wave tries to take it, and you're worried about your safety, just let go and get out the way, a boat isn't worth you drowning over.
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Another point I learned yesterday, when standing in the water holding onto the boat, look out for big stones that you might trip over! 😕
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Yep, never stand between the boat and the shore where any sized wave could push it over you. First lesson in surfing! Doing so with a surfboard you're almost guaranteed a broken nose! Doing so with a boat could land you stuck underneath with broken legs and possible drowning.

Always walk it out from either the side, or from the bow, bow into the waves, Keeping yourself seaward. If a wave tries to take it, and you're worried about your safety, just let go and get out the way, a boat isn't worth you drowning over.
we learnt that one the hard way too playing in the surf with sit on kayaks they hurt if they clonk you on the head
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