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Old 05 December 2007, 16:11   #11
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Originally Posted by jwalker View Post
Despite subscribing since the early days, I generally don't give RIB International much credit and I find the articles a bit wishy-washy and lacking substance. However, I've just finished reading the article on the MAIB and their reporting. In it, they're being brave enough to give the MAIB a bit of flack and, after reading various MAIB reports in the past I'm pleased others are also finding them to be sometimes odd, ill-concluded and often appearing to be supporting an agenda.
So, RIB International has my vote on this one. I hope they continue to be bold in future issues.
Funnily enough I made similar comments on this site in the past - I seem to remember most people instantly jumped to the defence of the MAIB as they were the so called experts............

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Old 06 December 2007, 06:11   #12
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I have not read the Rib Int mag so can't comment on the article.
But I think I know the incident involved in the MAIB case No.25 and the pictures tie up.
The comment about the safety boat needing a prop guard is interesting as the sailing site that its from fit the half guard, basically a ring not a full guard.

The story goes the leg went between the ring and the prop and caused the damage, where as a full one would have resulted in full protection and no guard would have caused laceration but pushed the leg away.

The lad is back sailing now and is rather good !


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Old 06 December 2007, 06:19   #13
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typically using a fender and bucket
I knew you were posh...your sailing club has a fender AND a bucket!!
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Old 06 December 2007, 08:48   #14
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Originally Posted by havener View Post
I knew you were posh...your sailing club has a fender AND a bucket!!
Actually where I learned to sail it was an old car tyre and then laterly a sailbag stuffed with all the old bouyancy aids which were too fousty / mouldy etc for anyone to wear.
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