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Old 12 November 2005, 14:37   #1
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Jono using an unusual surfboard

This is hot off the press, only happened 6 hours ago, Jono is on the left.
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Old 13 November 2005, 03:12   #2
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Yes.... Its True!

My new RIB named "Flipper" was all new on friday.

We cruised on down to Caenarfon Bar to find the ruff stuff, well we found it. Wind over tide in about 3m of water. Most boat stayed in the calm (Shown Above), while me and my best mate in my new 5.7m boat, and Ribster Rache and Family in their 6.5 Osprey went to play in the big surf. I've been there loads of times in big seas playing on my own.

When surfing back down the waves we ended up on top of a monster breaker, while shouting ye ah and having a great time, the wave was deapening and catching up with other waves making it larger and larger. We were in to far to powerback so had no option put to carry on with it. As we landed off the wave we were trimmed up and using large amounts of power, we took a big bang off the wave chucking us both to the deck with the bolster seat still between my legs and pulling the kill coard off slightly and flicking the kill switch, we were now broad side to the breaking wave and it passed underneath us, i thought to my self we nearly went over then. I quickly flicked the switch back on with kill coard attached and put some power on to get us out of the next wave, but it was to late the wave had got us and we inverted. It through me about 6ft clear of the boat and My best mate Andy about 10ft clear (hes lighter than me).

Be both grouped together, auto life jackets went off and we were quickly picked up by Cracker with my other half on board. A quick call in to the coast guard to let them know what had happend and that we didnt need any assistance (dont send the lifeboat, over)and would call them when all safe. We then grabbed a rope of cracker and went to rig a righting bridle on the RIB. By this time we had drifted in to calm water, as shown above. We attempted to right the rib but as we were now in a calm area we didnt have the surf to help us (and the fact that i am only 10 stone didnt help). A little help from cracker and she was over, we quickly rigged a tow and back to the slip with no one hurt.

The engine got a good going over in the Mariner Agents work shop last night and should be fine this morning.

Thank you to cracker and stedj for their help, and to David for picking up by Bolster Seat (Everything else was tied in).

I hope the others had a good day.

Please post your photo's !
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Old 13 November 2005, 03:34   #3
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Sorry to hear about this Jono. Glad you are all ok and well. Not a pleasent experience. We got thrown from our boat this year but fortunately we were on fresh water and the boat stayed the right way up!!!

Glad you are ok mate

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Old 13 November 2005, 03:45   #4
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Sorry to hear about this Jono. Glad you are all ok and well. Not a pleasent experience. We got thrown from our boat this year but fortunately we were on fresh water and the boat stayed the right way up!!!

Glad you are ok mate

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Cheers Martin

It was all exiting, you couldnt take the smile of our faces afterwards
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Old 13 November 2005, 04:05   #5
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Crikey Jono.

Didn't see this 'till now.

Thanks for sharing details as we can all learn from it.

So glad you all are OK and managed to get out of a very difficult situation.

If something like that can happen to an experienced Instructor, it can certainly happen to anyone.

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Old 13 November 2005, 04:11   #6
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If something like that can happen to an experienced Instructor, it can certainly happen to anyone.

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Cheers guys

I think it was more over confident and a bit silly than anything else. We really shouldt of been there in a small boat with such big surf. I think ive done very well not to have done it in the past considering the limits ive pushed it to.

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Old 13 November 2005, 04:16   #7
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Cool

Really helpful 'online lesson' for me anyways.

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Old 13 November 2005, 07:38   #8
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'Flippin' heck Jono, you didn't have to go to those extremes
to win the boat show tickets on Dec. 9th !!

Glad you both ok
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Old 13 November 2005, 08:25   #9
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Well done Jono!

So you found the boats limits then eh?

Can't wait for my next lesson!!

Glad all ok

C U soon

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Old 13 November 2005, 11:34   #10
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hi jono thanks for a good day hope your engine goes well on ebay. could have happened to any one alls ok and thats wat matters are u shaw it was slight to moderate any way ive got most of it on vid good display on how to right a rib nice to see every one else hope to see u all soon ste dj
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