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Old 02 July 2009, 16:35   #1
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It had to happen

I got thrown out of my RIB today at full tilt - dislocated my shoulder and lost a beautiful watch too...... along with mobile phone.

I'm just out of Portsmouth Hospital (who were superb).

Fortunately I had two smart mates with me who picked me out of the water.

I'm not entirely sure how it happened, we had a superb lunch at the George in Yarmouth, went towards Lymingon and swam off the boat - then headed home at full speed. Found a bit of wake and I made a sharp left hand turn to find more chop - the boat grabbed and out I went.

Entirely my fault. Edited to add, I was standing with one hand on the wheel - looked cool, was foolish in hindsight.

Very tricky to get on a RIB with a dislocated shoulder from the water fully clothed too. Thank God for the lifejacket as I couldn't swim.

I am SUCH a knob.

I think we were in about 2m of water, maybe 3m. If there are divers here, I could give the area and a reward for the watch if anyone fancied having a go...

Feeling very sore, stupid and contrite.
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Old 02 July 2009, 16:41   #2
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Neil if you want to PM me the numbers id be happy to have a look next time im out. May well be this weekend.
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Old 02 July 2009, 16:46   #3
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So wish you would post this on all the yachtie forums where they say that lifejackets aren't necessary as a norm.

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Old 02 July 2009, 16:48   #4
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Hat11, I'll PM you...
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Old 02 July 2009, 16:48   #5
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At least you live to fight another day, we live and learn.

Publish or send the Lat & Long and my son and I can always pop down when passing. If the tidal currents in the area are strong, it could be a long way off already though.

Some more info on what type and colour would be good as well
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I assume the kill cord worked ok and your mates stayed in the boat?
Get well soon.
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Old 02 July 2009, 17:15   #7
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I have to confess that the kill cord was not on - so the boat went off pilotless for a distance before my chums knew what to do. In fact if I had tried to tell them where the spare cord was from the sea , they would have taken far longer to get started again, although they would have been closer to me of course had the cord been on.

I learned many lessons today. Not least of which that I had become far too complacent about teaching others about safety on the boat. I've taught my wife and we've spent a while on man over board, but not my mates today...

Had I not been wearing a jacket, I would have died. A dislocated shoulder is painful and I would have lasted 10 minutes, if that.

I feel very foolish, but very lucky
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I am SUCH a knob.
kwite.


butt downt wurry. thers lotts ov ribnobburs bin flikt owt ov de fkin bote.

in fakt sow menny dat i sitt onn calshott spitt wiv mi trustty shottgun.

i lyke itt bestist wen de dryver an de passinjer gett flikt upp inn de ayr.

banng banng. gott yer yer bastuds

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Could have been alot worse mate, glad your still about to tell the tale!
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Neil, sorry to hear this , trust you are now ok and sitting with a few tablets and a cold ice pack.
Loads of issues for you to remember- kill cord-mayday for injured person overboard- safety brief for others on board- cream for red face !!!! Seriously that sounds like a massive hard lesson for all involved and maybe another day with Doug. Not taking the p glad all is well and glad you had the balls to tell us. Ian
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