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Old 13 November 2005, 13:16   #11
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
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WOW! Glad to hear everyone is OK. I assume you were both wearing dry suits. That water must be nasty cold right now!

Can't wait to see the video.

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Old 13 November 2005, 13:22   #12
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Lessons to be learned here - good job everything went ok.

Do you think it would still have happened without the kill cord?

What do you attach a righting bridle to?

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Old 13 November 2005, 13:36   #13
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Excellent - Well Done - I would love to be out in conditions like that but would always shy away for 2 reasons - 1. I'm always out with my kids. 2. i would chicken out as i wouldn't be confident of being able to get the rib back over should disaster happen like it did to you.

Maybe when the kids have left home and the boat is not so new anymore - i too will brave some extreme wave riding.

Im glad everything worked out - did you break anything at all (I hope not) and how much did it cost to get the engine overhauled.

Some people will look at this as a complete disaster - but I bet now you've come through it and look back it was a hell of an adventure. (I'm not trying to say you would do it voluntarily or anything)

Its one of the difference between owning a bigger boat and a small tiller steered rib or sib - When i was younger i never even thought twice about playing in surf off the beach in a 3.something meter Metzeler we had with a 15hp on the back - because you new that you could recover if the worst happened and you flipped over.

I think maybe i will by a zapcat and keep the 585 out of breaking waves - now how am I going to explain to the wife we need a second boat
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Old 13 November 2005, 14:03   #14
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Hi Jono,

Glad you are all OK after this.

Is this part of a revised Level 2 syllabus???

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Old 13 November 2005, 14:04   #15
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Bit of a bummer, new boat and all. Glad no one was injured. Dented pride and cheque book but that appears to be all.

It seems the more experienced and qualified we become, the further we push the limits, whilst trying to find out what the absolute limit is.

Be interested to see any video or pictures.

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Old 13 November 2005, 14:34   #16
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Engine: 2 x 370hp
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Glad to see you guys are all ok and safe, looks like you guys went thru a nightmare there. Is there anything you could/would have done differently on reflection that would have got you out of that situation when the wave was building? If ever i was in that situation i would like to know my options..and it is good to hear from someone experienced like yourself.

Glad u are all ok
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Old 13 November 2005, 14:50   #17
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
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Old 13 November 2005, 17:28   #18
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Jez Jono
Glad everyone is ok!

I would liked to have surfed that wave but not on a rib

Are you going to encode the vid and post it?

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Old 13 November 2005, 20:24   #19
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Boat name: Naja
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Glad to hear you're all OK.
Could you tell me how you rig a bridle to right a flipped boat? How does the bridle work etc? Never gone over and hope never to do so but maybe a good idea to be prepared.
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Old 14 November 2005, 03:09   #20
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Glad the boat and you+mate are OK.

Whilst it does not matter now, if the kill cord had not come out would you have been OK do you think, i am just interest and i no way poking the finger

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