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Old 06 February 2008, 08:57   #11
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Old 06 February 2008, 09:25   #12
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You did the right thing. Well done for remembering the correct procedure too.
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Old 06 February 2008, 09:27   #13
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Speaking from a background of almost 30 years with the RNLI, I can assure you that you did the right thing. Most people leave it too late to call, and that can make the job so much harder when the boat arrives. Better to find out we're not needed and be stood down than arrive too late.

Well done.

But get that steel moved or protected while you've still got some teeth?
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Seconded!!

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i would post pics but i didn't want to get the camera bloody!! seriously though i have NO radio license but keep a submersible handheld attached to the life jacket for emergencies, the only reason i had any knowledge of what to say and i assume i said it right would be mostly down to the intemediate powerboat traing course i did at powerboat training uk (poole) i actually got on the radio without even thinking about it and blirted it out.

And yes im getting some roll cage foam to go around the top of the steelwork, and a gum shield and a helmet and airbags??

thanks for the replys RNLI now set up on monthly DD, instead of occasional pound in the bucket, i think there worth it!!

Also the harbourmasters on hamble great job will pop in and thank them!
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Good idea to do the VHF course ......
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"Did I waste the RNLIs Time?" No!! spot on call mate. Glad your ok and the outcome was good. better to call than wait and fall deeper into the incedent pit.
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Old 06 February 2008, 11:31   #18
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I have criticised the "authorities" on here in the past for being a bit over their top in their response sometimes - but I think you and the CG were spot on. You might have been able to limp home - but if you had crashed your car and smashed up your face and knocked yourself dizzy you probably wouldn't (shouldn't) have driven home/to the hospital so why do it at sea.
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I'd have to agree with everyone, YOU did what you thought was necessary.

I would also second.third etc regarding the VHF course. It is so worth doing, as is the First Aid course.

Slightly Off topic - I called the ambulance after my girlfriend sprained/broke her ankle at home. WHY? Because we live on a Canal Boat during the week, how was I going to get her off was my only thought.

I had no regrets, Paramedic agreed and didn't mind at all. I ended up driving her in my car following him. I now know why I pay my National Insurance!
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Good Post!

Also Raises the question of how many of us use a "Tango Romeo" when leaving alone or accompanied and how important they could be??
Im personally guilty of rarely doing it and we get some pretty rough seas on the West Coast of Eire.
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