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Old 28 December 2013, 09:58   #11
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No kill cords on the the uk ones either just a strong return spring on the throttle that should be checked each day .
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Old 28 December 2013, 10:19   #12
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No kill cords on the the uk ones either just a strong return spring on the throttle that should be checked each day .
Oh....that tells me .
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Old 28 December 2013, 11:16   #13
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FFS - looked like they were swimming towards the boat too.... so glad the outcome was not as horrific as it coudl so easily have been.
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Old 28 December 2013, 12:27   #14
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FFS - looked like they were swimming towards the boat too.... so glad the outcome was not as horrific as it coudl so easily have been.
That's what I thought - took them long enough to get out of the water
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Old 28 December 2013, 12:39   #15
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What a pair of numptys!

I noticed that the bloke taking the footage got slightly distracted by the scantily clad females though.
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What a pair of numptys!

I noticed that the bloke taking the footage got slightly distracted by the scantily clad females though.
Yes, he had been "surfing earlier" so was a water minded type. I found it curious that he would calmly sit and video the event. The video seemed to have been compiled and edited (with text) to make a comment, I wonder was there a bit of a local agenda?
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Yes, he had been "surfing earlier" so was a water minded type. I found it curious that he would calmly sit and video the event. The video seemed to have been compiled and edited (with text) to make a comment, I wonder was there a bit of a local agenda?
I reckon that is bang on - if you see the ensuing argument there is definitely some sort of veiled criticism. No one seems to be rushing to the aid of the guys in the water either - even though it looked as if the boat ran over one at the beginning. Looks like bad training all around - and it looks like the "surfer" was "unwilling" to help so continued to film.

I have heard rumours in SA that certain lifeguard jobs have been taken away from skilled experienced people and their jobs given to "friends of the local politicians".
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Old 28 December 2013, 13:39   #18
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looks like that a kid is playing with a RC boat ...funny !
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Also shows how unpredictable a boat behaves in the water....without a helm.!


I was also taught the weight pulls the engine to one side and it just keeps going around in a circle.....inevitably ending back at point it started.


I suppose it depends on sea conditions, and what position the throttle is in.


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what is surprising is how the boat stayed upright i.e. not broched or pitch polled.
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