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Old 01 February 2013, 06:31   #11
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Reading these posts has got me thinking. I feel for every one involved but need to say. It was a freak accident. Boats be it rib hardboat or suicide seat don't have accidents on there own. Just like computers don't make mistakes. It takes people
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Old 01 February 2013, 06:59   #12
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Reading these posts has got me thinking. I feel for every one involved but need to say. It was a freak accident. Boats be it rib hardboat or suicide seat don't have accidents on there own. Just like computers don't make mistakes. It takes people
Agreed!! accidents are preventable and most of the time it's people not the machines at fault.
When we are out on rib rally's and at speed behind other boats and someone has just stopped dead in front of you for what ever reason and you have almost ran up there ar*e it's common but never the less highly dangerous, like biffer said in another post it's about being aware of your surroundings and reading the sea but accidents do happen and it's not always the injured party's fault but someone elses.
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Old 01 February 2013, 07:05   #13
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My heart sinks when I read this kind of stuff. They were out from Mudeford to the Needles which 'usually' is simple if you know where the sandbanks are and is a fantastic place to boat from and stay.

But you can be on flat water one second and where the Solent runs out and joins the main channel it can get decent standing waves two meters to one side.

Accidents happen - hindsight is wonderful .. but the Dad has to deal with that for ever.
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Old 01 February 2013, 07:11   #14
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Never follow directly behind at speed. You will have trouble turning out of the wake in a light boat and as you said. Stoping dead can cause a few surprises. If you need to stop quick I've always tried to do a few things first. Have a quick look about. Tell everyone what's happening and try to turn out if the convoys heading
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Never follow directly behind at speed. You will have trouble turning out of the wake in a light boat and as you said. Stoping dead can cause a few surprises. If you need to stop quick I've always tried to do a few things first. Have a quick look about. Tell everyone what's happening and try to turn out if the convoys heading
That can be a bit hard to do with 26 + ribs running down the Menai straits, but yes you are quite right.
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"Freak wave"?!! The kids shouldn't have been up there.

I see this often, more often hardboats. Kids, girlfriends bouncing around up forward with legs through rails etc.

Personally, I don't have anyone forward of the console if we're at speed or in any kind of sea.
Absolutely agree (hardboat user). So sad but in choppy conditions why were they up on the front. Mine only sit at the bow at low speeds on the river, never at speed, although I see it all the time on the Solent.
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very sad
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My heart sinks when I read this kind of stuff. They were out from Mudeford to the Needles which 'usually' is simple if you know where the sandbanks are and is a fantastic place to boat from and stay.

But you can be on flat water one second and where the Solent runs out and joins the main channel it can get decent standing waves two meters to one side.

Accidents happen - hindsight is wonderful .. but the Dad has to deal with that for ever.
I agree - incredibly sad for the family and everyone who knew him
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That can be a bit hard to do with 26 + ribs running down the Menai straits, but yes you are quite right.
1st thing I was told by the RYA instructor don't follow the boat in front just incase someone falls out
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That can be a bit hard to do with 26 + ribs running down the Menai straits, but yes you are quite right.
There may be 26 + ribs, but you are allowed to keep a distance from the rib in front, it is not mandatory to travel up it's chuff.

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