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Old 07 July 2009, 18:54   #91
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The further forward the more bouncing you will get. Having said that the suicide seat is often no further forward than most passenger ribs.

If you don't have grab handles they can be placed below the seat on both sides.
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Old 07 July 2009, 18:58   #92
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The seat on mine is immediately in front of the console (as most are I guess) and therefore not right at the front. It has hefty chrome rails either side of the seat.....

Having said all that, I have a new and healthy respect for what could go wrong. Whilst I won't be timid on the water, I am going to be considerably more aware and certainly more cautious.
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Old 10 July 2009, 04:20   #93
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Just as a final postscript to this little tale, my mate took this one on his mobile....

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Old 10 July 2009, 12:00   #94
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Ouch that doesn't look right.

This thread hasn't made me think about killcords because I always wear one. However, I didn't realise that the impact would stun you so much. I've currently got a manual life jacket but i'm now going to look into getting an auto inflate one. Thanks for sharing your experience/cockup. It might save my life one day.
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My four auto inflates arrived this morning!
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Nice photo Neil. Are all your bones back in the right place now?
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Yes they're all back in the right place - although from that photo it looks like my collar bone is busted, but I guess they would have told me if it was!

I'm on the water, albeit rather gingerly, on Monday. Eeek!
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Yes they're all back in the right place - although from that photo it looks like my collar bone is busted, but I guess they would have told me if it was!

I'm on the water, albeit rather gingerly, on Monday. Eeek!

You could have smiled on it!

Have a good day on Monday
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You could have smiled on it!
Yes, and next time you are going to fall off Neil, can you set a video camera up to capture the event, so we can all analyse exactly what happened later

Depending on the weather on Monday, the wife and I may be out on .. er.. my other water based method of transport (I know it's a swear word around here! )... so I'll keep a look out for you (hopefully IN the rib, rather than floating around in the water!).
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I'm going out with a diver on Monday and could use some company and, some strong arms (as I can't really use my shoulder too much). So if you're about let me know.
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