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Old 14 February 2005, 08:48   #11
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Dan glad to hear you are both well & well done to every one involved!
One question Dan what type of auto life jacket was your daughter wearing?
Was it hammer or pellet?
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Old 14 February 2005, 09:31   #12
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Dan, glad you and your Daughter are OK. Its a fact that these things could happen to anyone and not just you. Its easy for anyone to think that they could deal with a problem, but when it actually happens......?

If anything is clear about "solo" Ribbing, it is the short commings of not having enough crew to assist in event of an emergency, thankfully you all did the sencible thing and went out together as a group, but handling a RIB by ones self and trying to do otherthings whilst boat handling aren't an easy job.

You did what anyone of us would have done and I commend you all for what you did.

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Old 14 February 2005, 09:54   #13
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Dan glad to hear you are both well & well done to every one involved!
One question Dan what type of auto life jacket was your daughter wearing?
Was it hammer or pellet?
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I can answer this one as i've currently got Bethanys life jacket at home, its hydrostatic, i've had a very good look at it and it really looks good, the speed it inflated was increadable, one good tip though if you have long hair is to tie it back as Bethanys got tangled in the velcro at the back of the neck and became a job for us to untangle in order to get it off her, suppose its not a big deal but having to rip out her hair was the last thing we wanted to do considering the poor thing had been for a swim in the Thames.
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Old 14 February 2005, 10:01   #14
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i got it from mike at herne bay he has last years charter ones for sale he buys new each year its cheaper than a service which he requires for charter
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i paid 40.00

mike gets hold of all sorts of lifejackets new and used ones for very good prices

me and mr bilge rat can say it is top class stuff

its was so good that her hat was dry after and they pull 194 newtons which is the same as a adult type
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Old 14 February 2005, 12:38   #15
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Glad to hear you both are ok, and well done for making sure Bethany had a proper jacket,its always just how easy a mishap can happen, sed me a pm I want to explain the reving, when cold and under load of your new tow vehicle, I read your post on the L200 site cheers gavin
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Old 14 February 2005, 13:14   #16
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Hi Dan
Great to get the phone call from you this morning and to know that you and little Betheny are OK,As we said it's great to have somebody else with you when out on the Ribs.It made me realise how easy it is for something to go seriously wrong in a matter of seconds.I will certainly remember that in the future as I do go out most of the time cruising on my own.
Don't forget Dan that you and Bethany are more than welcome to come out whenever you want with me for a trip when the weather warms up so that Betheny can regain her confidence on the water.I really hope that it hasn't put here off for good.

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thanks for all your support and the help of all my friends this sunday

i hope very much that people reading this thread will learn by its topic.
when i took my rib out on sunday. i did not for one second think i would get in to trouble let alone into the water and in great danger

i will never go out alone again its just to high a risk if tim or chris and mr and mrs rat had not be so close to help me and bethany it could have been such a
bad ending

it happened so quick that not much more could have been done by my self
or others. the end result was what we wanted me and bethany are fine but cold and my rib recovered with minor damage. ive been helped with all i need from you lot

i have inclosed the pictures taken by tim not knowning at that time the events that were to unfold in the next few seconds

just have a look at the size of the barge with a 5kt tide racing by the picture show me hanging on for dear life and chris coming in to help. tim
then must have seen the danger and came in to help to

tim as told me the rope breaking the nav light off and allowing the boat to level had sent me backwards over the side and bethany flying over the side of the bow

and tim then with out any regard for him self or his boat cut his engine in the current to avoid any damge to us from his prop and recoverd bethany and me fromt the water and then re started is own rib and carried on with the rescue of my rib

i will see how its pans out geting bethany back on my rib in the future if she gives it up i will give it up to but she like the sun and the water so finger crossed

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Old 14 February 2005, 15:33   #18
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Wow. That is a huge barge - I thought it was a wharf!

Really glad to hear you are all OK. I had a dunking myself on one of my first trips out on our RIB (my fault - I thought I would gently slide off the bows and land standing up in a little dinghy and then gracefully step onto the pontoon. Needless to say, the dinghy rocked violently when my significant weight landed in it and pitched me backwards over the side. I was fished out by some nice chaps who had been enjoying a pint outside the pub at the quayside.) Anyway, the point of this is to say that I was quite shaken afterwards and rather timid the next few times I went out but Richard was really good, only increasing the speed by small increments and only if I was totally happy, etc. Children are often much more resilient than we think so hopefully you & Bethany will be out on the water again soon!
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Old 14 February 2005, 15:55   #19
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I am glad you are both OK and that your safety systems worked. I believe the reason why we wear all the safety kit is that at some time we expect to go in the water, problem is it's never convenient.

Your nipper will probably see it as part of lifes rich tapestry, talk it through with her and get her to help you fix(!) the boat ready for the next time you go out! make a point of showing the problem and how it was fixed....even if it means replacing your knee!

re the Missus Well you had the perfect opportunity to get back in her good books today!

Your right you do owe your buddies a drink but they'll be feeling good that they could help. If you are going to carry a throw line then I'd practice throwing it a lot so you know how to use it and what range you have if you ever need to!

Once again I am very glad you and Bethany are OK
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Old 14 February 2005, 17:25   #20
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I am glad you are both OK and that your safety systems worked. I believe the reason why we wear all the safety kit is that at some time we expect to go in the water, problem is it's never convenient.

Your nipper will probably see it as part of lifes rich tapestry, talk it through with her and get her to help you fix(!) the boat ready for the next time you go out! make a point of showing the problem and how it was fixed....even if it means replacing your knee!

re the Missus Well you had the perfect opportunity to get back in her good books today!

Your right you do owe your buddies a drink but they'll be feeling good that they could help. If you are going to carry a throw line then I'd practice throwing it a lot so you know how to use it and what range you have if you ever need to!

Once again I am very glad you and Bethany are OK
Hey Rogue.... did you see those Seariders in action mate on Dans posted pics what an awsome sight to be seen
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