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Old 20 May 2013, 11:37   #111
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[QUOTE=willk;539111]- right up there with putting parachutes on planes in case the engines die.


Ummm they do they are called "Ballistic Recovery Systems"
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Old 20 May 2013, 11:41   #112
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Ummm they do they are called "Ballistic Recovery Systems"

Damn, and I thought that was a winch, trailer and an auxiliary engine...
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Old 20 May 2013, 11:54   #113
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So, if I understand correctly, your position is:

- the existing technical solution can't be improved; or

- no improvement is needed because average ~4 preventable deaths per year is trivial/negligible/not worthy of consideration.

Is that it?


- no, nowhere in my comment did I say the technical solution can't be improved

- no, no where in my comment did I say no improvement is needed.


Suggest you actually read what I did write again.
That's what happens when people (albeit often well meaning) go off with half baked ideas that quite simply won't work in the real world.
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Old 20 May 2013, 11:58   #114
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Ummm they do they are called "Ballistic Recovery Systems"
Yeah, that was kinda my point - they've hardly been widely adopted!
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................ Over and out.
Just as part of our Ribnet ethos of sharing and coaching proper Radio procedure it's either

Over, (you then await a reply) OR
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NOT BOTH
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Old 20 May 2013, 12:17   #116
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Just as part of our Ribnet ethos of sharing and coaching proper Radio procedure it's either

Over, (you then await a reply) OR
Out ,(no further reply expected)

NOT BOTH
Darn, there I go showing my ineptitude again
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I've pretty much been ignoring this thread until now. I spoke my mind because it had degenerated into fantasy talk. Wheel grips, push buttons, alarms, dead man brakes, the whole nine yards - right up there with putting parachutes on planes in case the engines die.

I think these ideas are pants. I think they're pants because they'd be AWFUL to work with on the water. I'd HATE to have to endure them on my boat. They are conceived to prevent numpties from hurting themselves. This could also be achieved by keeping the numpties on the beach. I think that suggesting these "solutions" indicates a lack of experience rather than a lack of intelligence.

Please don't take my comments as a personal attack on you - they were directed at a wide panel of posters.
Far more effective then if you'd spelled out your objections in practical terms, rather than suggesting the ideas are of no worth because originators are not serious/experienced ribbers.
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I wasn't talking about you particularly and I was enjoying the discussion-though it did illustrate my point a bit up til you didn't properly flounce or lose your temper (that's what usually happens!)

For what it's worth, I did notice a bit of a correlation between the type of rib owned (which usually indicates the type of usage) and the opinion or ideas of the owner. The more' leisure orentated' the boat type, the more likely the owners seem to be to want something changed, or legislation.No comment on the amount of usage-I'm hardly qualified to comment as my Searider hasn't been used for 6 months because I've been spending every spare pound and minute working on the Ballistic.
Then at the risk of further ridicule, may I respectfully make another suggestion - Why not create a section for 'Leisure' users?
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Then at the risk of further ridicule, may I respectfully make another suggestion - Why not create a section for 'Leisure' users?
You could ask JK. Personally I can't really see any benefit from it. Almost everything discussed outside the commercial section is relevant to leisure users.
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Far more effective then if you'd spelled out your objections in practical terms...
Point taken, in future I'll spell it out for you
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