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Old 24 September 2012, 08:15   #1
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6 mtr rib, 150 outboard, NO Kill Cord



Rock RNLI team assist after two people are thrown from speedboat

Good advice from the RNLI
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Old 24 September 2012, 08:23   #2
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Old 24 September 2012, 08:23   #3
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I find it so contradictory that they harp on about everyone wearing a kill cord (which is a good idea!), but they don't use them them selves! I wonder what the logic is. And no, I'm afraid I don't agree that because they've been trained at the holy grail that is Poole that they are better helms than anyone else afloat.
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Not sure you've read the article properly Tim!
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Interesting tid bit is there are kill cords on ex US Coast Guard Boats but not on ex US Navy boats. I had to add one to mine, but not everyone does.
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The laws of physics say that a boat at any fixed steering angle will do a circle of what ever size and then run you over, if you are in the water.
Now boat may not come back and run you over due to other effects, but could kill a swimmer or other boater... All pleasure boats should use a kill cord, all the time.....
He must of being turning hard (having fun) when they got thrown out, so should of concidered all safety before carrying out such manuvers.
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You don't have to be turning hard to get turfed out of a RIB - it's surprisingly easy and can happen in quite benign circumstances...

...always wear a Killcord!
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I find it so contradictory that they harp on about everyone wearing a kill cord (which is a good idea!), but they don't use them them selves! I wonder what the logic is. And no, I'm afraid I don't agree that because they've been trained at the holy grail that is Poole that they are better helms than anyone else afloat.
Totally agree!
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Are there not Speedboats?

I thought those were what the lads on Boatmad have? You know, for water-skiing with...
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