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Old 05 September 2007, 11:41   #1
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Dog at the Helm??

Killcord anyone?? And a Speedboat?!

http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news...oby.3159813.jp
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Old 05 September 2007, 11:44   #2
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Another case of no kill cord????

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Old 05 September 2007, 11:50   #3
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Nice boat - shame about the muppets in it ( for a while ) with no kil cord - or mention of life jackets ?
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Old 05 September 2007, 11:52   #4
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It would appear so, nice manoeuvre by the Lifeboats, better than a previous clip I saw where the All Weather rammed the casualty to bring it to a stop..
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Old 07 September 2007, 05:30   #5
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Another case of 'Ejector-RIB' eh? ... So fundementaly safe by design those ribs!
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Old 07 September 2007, 09:21   #6
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Friend of mine had a similar and very lucky escape from an incident about a week ago. He had been fishing alone outside Goodwick harbour and on his return forgot/neglected/didn't bother to put his kill cord on. As he came past the break water he hit something (we assume a trailing line from a buoy) and was thrown out of the boat. The boat started going round in circles as they like to do and he remembers watching the bow go past his face thinking that he would be dead moments later.
Somehow it missed and he was able to move away from the boat where he was picked up by some people in a small dinghy that had seen the incident, and the coast guard were called out and got my friends boat under control and back to shore. Apart from general soreness, a massive bruise on his arse (I've taken his word for this) a bruised ego and an injured pride he is otherwise unhurt. He's a lucky chap and I have a feeling his kill cord will be attached without a second thought from now on.
For the record he was in a dory, not a RIB.
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Old 07 September 2007, 11:04   #7
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Another case of 'Ejector-RIB' eh? ... So fundementaly safe by design those ribs!


Yeah. Never happens in hard boats, does it?

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Old 07 September 2007, 11:24   #8
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Yeah. Never happens in hard boats, does it?

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Occasionly, but usually in either racing, or pretty high speed situations.
When you're sat 'in' a decent hardboat, it aint easy to get slung out, as you're pretty well contained within the cockpit. It has to be a very violent hook, or near roll to get ejected, usually it happens to be stepped race, or high perf hard boats that eject the occupants at high speed because they have a tendency to step out, then grip (like a 'high-side' on a motorcycle), but again, usually in a situation where a very high speed turn is being taken.

However, with most of the blow up botes, you're very much 'on', rather than 'in' the boat. this has been covered on here before. it's rather logical really, they're fundementally unsafe for high speed work. (you wouldn't get me in a quick one unless it had a proper cockpit). I reckon it should be law to wear a kill cord if you choose to use such a dangerous bote....very irresponsible!
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Old 07 September 2007, 11:52   #9
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Jonny Fuller considering you hate RIBs so much why do you hang round here so much? I see you have posted over a 1000 is it some misguided attempt to get a few more people to move over to your site?

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Old 07 September 2007, 12:29   #10
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Jonny Fuller considering you hate RIBs so much why do you hang round here so much?
It's good sport.


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I see you have posted over a 1000 is it some misguided attempt to get a few more people to move over to your site?

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Errrr, I think not! Why would I want a load of ribnobbas ruining my excellent website?? (see above answer)
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