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Old 21 October 2005, 05:50   #41
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Old 21 October 2005, 05:50   #42
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I note most people here stand in rough conditions. Taking this into consideration how many of those who stand have nearly been thrown from the helm position. If so how could this be prevented.
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Old 21 October 2005, 06:09   #43
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I note most people here stand in rough conditions. Taking this into consideration how many of those who stand have nearly been thrown from the helm position. If so how could this be prevented.
Foot straps & good leg mussels! After all you do not st down when riding a horse at anything over a walk!
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I note most people here stand in rough conditions. Taking this into consideration how many of those who stand have nearly been thrown from the helm position. If so how could this be prevented.
If the boat movement is so violent as to throw one out. I don't think that sitting or standing makes any difference. I was once thrown out from the rear seat of a Phantom 18 race boat when the stearing let go at 65mph. Bearing in mind you sit well in a race hardboat as opposed to high up in a Rib. Only a full harness would of kept us in. The driver and I came out, the passenger stayed in and broke two ribs. Which is preferable?
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Old 21 October 2005, 06:28   #45
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I note most people here stand in rough conditions. Taking this into consideration how many of those who stand have nearly been thrown from the helm position. If so how could this be prevented.
A white knuckle grip and a strong desire to stay with the boat.
I have not been out in any really nasty stuff so I cant say what I would do, but what ever it was it would be however I felt most secure.

I have nearly exited as a passenger when sitting. Some how I feel more secure standing and keeping as many points of contact as I can. It is hard to use your legs to brace yourself when sitting so you have to rely on your arms only. Wrap around seat backs must hel as will toe straps.

Over to you and Tim for your advice.

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Old 21 October 2005, 06:45   #47
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Old 21 October 2005, 06:55   #48
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I hope you are not referring to my body guard Dangerous Dave ex SAS as he would be most upset And If i recall it was November/December and very cold
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