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Old 06 June 2013, 16:08   #11
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Thomas as you know I was shocked at this and sorry you all suffered.

Just as a total side line- is this the sort of event where you should get back in a boat like falling off a horse and getting back on.

I know health is not right yet but if you want some help with a slow run up a river in the sun please call me. It would be such a shame for your family who loved boating to miss out in the future. All the best to all of you .Ian
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Old 06 June 2013, 16:11   #12
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It really saddens me to read this. I hope you're all on the mend physically and mentally. As Ian says get back on and take it slow to start.

This and xs400 posts show people do take things for granted and stuff goes wrong very fast.

I spent today helming commercially and it shows you really are responsible when you skipper a boat. As for texting while at the helm...shocking.....
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Old 06 June 2013, 16:29   #13
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Thanks all, an accident like this gives you a new perspective on life and we are feeling pretty deep and meaningful at the moment.

The skipper was commercial and had 13 years experience, the boat was built in 2010 and run by a pretty reputable firm, just goes to show it can happen to anyone who thinks looking at a phone driving is ok, what made my daughter smile is she knows it's my pet hate and I'm always swearing at people for doing it.
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Thats awful, hope you all make a speedy recovery physically and mentally.
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Old 07 June 2013, 11:19   #15
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Thats awful, hope you all make a speedy recovery physically and mentally.
and kerny's suffix..."if you've never run aground you've never been anywhere" seems poignant.

Glad you came out of this ok. At least your daughter adds a humorous twist to this, always helps the little ones.
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Old 07 June 2013, 11:52   #16
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That is horrendous! I hope you all heal quickly. Would it be worth contacting the British Embassy / Consulate for the region to get legal advice? They might help?

If you and the family want a calm jolly round Chichester Harbour to help get back on the horse. feel free to ask.
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and kerny's suffix..."if you've never run aground you've never been anywhere" seems poignant.
... but hey!! that is a blinking great wedge shape rock innit... no excuse for hitting that
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A really nasty accident. The only positive side is that you all lived to tell the tale. Hopefully a time of time will lessen both the pain and the worries.

I remember years ago in the Red Sea, having a kip between dives on a wooden dive boat anchored just off a reef. I awoke and looked over the side and there was the reef, breaking about 20 feet off our side. The wind had come around and we were seconds off losing our stern gear on the reef. The entire crew, like us passengers, were asleep....
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Get well soon Thomas to you and your family. Whole thing sounds horrendous.
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