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Old 15 August 2018, 10:58   #1
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Injury while out on your rib

To day I was on clew bay for a few hours. Wind over tide which provided very rough seas. I was running against a head sea and miss calculated a smallish wave and as a result I knocked a snap from my lower back. I am asking has many members caused injury while ribbing?

Note. I have a shock mitigation seat which works well but the wave in question still managed to injury me. The seating worked very well crossing the Dornish bar in wind over tide both yesterday and today. The waves here we're large steep and at a very short wavelength ie close together.

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Old 15 August 2018, 11:07   #2
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I've hurt my back many times when out on the rib, it's the constant jarring motion of slamming down after the crest of a wave. The worst thing I did was in the harbour on it's mooring. I was leaning over the back bench looking for something and I had my rib across the top of the bench, I simply heard a crack and an awful pain shot across my chest. I had to lay myself down on one of the tubes and I exclaimed something along the lines of "Golly gosh that hurt". I remained in pain for about 6 weeks, it was just starting to get better when I got kicked in the ribs during a Taekwondo session and it was another 5-6 weeks until that stopped hurting also.

I obviously cracked a rib but didn't go to the doctors as there is little they could have done anyway other than tell me to rest it.
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Old 15 August 2018, 11:25   #3
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I recently landed on my ahem left testicle coming down off a wave just squashed it between the seat and my leg.... bloody painful now wince every time I see a big one coming my way....might have to start wearring box....
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Fell off mine in the driveway.

Broke my arm and knocked my two front teeth out when my face broke my fall on the paving slabs.

Anyway... teeth re-installed courtesy Forth Valley A&E and the arm's well knitted now but I'm bit more cautious jumping on and off the boat in the driveway.
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Has anyone actually had an injury at sea?
We all seem to be hurting ourselves on land or in the harbour
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Old 15 August 2018, 15:57   #6
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Helming the boat this week while ringoing the kids, wife was on watch astern seated, hit a sharp wave, shock on her already fragile back and knocked her jaws together stopped her talking for a good half hour!
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Father sat at bow, he said open her up, so I opened it up on to the plane, realised we were in the rolling wake of the Big boat wed just been over the wash of... up, down, up, father airborn as we went down again as I throttled off, he lands in front, I crashed in to reverse, we go over him, hits the v hull on ribs, floats up at the side star shape. Panic, then he lifted head. All in shock, very scary, lessons learned. Lost his pipe hed had since 21, he was 55 at the time, not happy.
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Daughter when c.6 was thrwn off bench seat when i misjudged wash frm larch gin pallace that passed close, bit right throught her bottom lower lip...blood e erywhere. Luckily no damage to her teeth. Reinfirced decision to move to stronger boat with jockeys! Otherwise just the usual little things, small cuts and odd bruises from unplannned contact with hard surfaces. Trust this is not tempting fate.
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Old man put fish hook straight in to thumb - so deep we had to push through, cut barb, then pull back.
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Old man stepped off boat in to a black inflatable dinghy in the dark, it had deflated and just floating. It folded in half, wrapped him up and went under, VERY worrying for a few moments.
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