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Old 31 March 2005, 07:24   #11
Country: UK - England
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Fantastic Post

Full marks for posting this account...we can all learn something from these occasions and NONE of us are perfect (I'm still striving to be adequate!)


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Old 31 March 2005, 07:55   #12
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Originally Posted by gtflash
...for eg when i did my rya course my teacher gave us a blank vhf cheat sheet for pan pans and maydays, i used this to jog myself but on calling the coastguard for neither a pan pan or mayday i read out the old boat name as i hadnt updated the card, purely due to irrational thinking, i also forgot the majority of my radio etticate!!

I hope others take note and learn from my almost minor mistakes as at the end of the day when anchored i was only 6 tenths of a mile from my boat trailer but may aswell been in bermuda!
Good comments gtflash. I've mentioned it a few times on this forum...being out on the sea under pressure gives a person brain fade.

It also answers those folk who reckon they can't see a use for radar on a rib.

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