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Old 03 June 2010, 17:11   #11
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Hi All, I guess I can win the guess the RIB question being mine! However let me just clarify i wasn't in the boat at the time. The dangers of having a boat logo'd and the power of google and a few phone calls lead me to find this thread, so hi, wish it was in other circumstances!!!

I had a phone call from a customer who happens to be part of the poole inshore team asking why my boat was a) in Poole and b) doing cirlces with no one on board this afternoon, so a fairly weird and shocking phone call to take from anyone let alone the RNLI and mostly a customer.

The boat was leant to another company to help with their regatta taking place along the south coast, with there guys onboard all week, i haven't managed to speak to them yet, as for obvious reasons there phones aren't working at this moment in time and i guess they hadn't figured on the power of the internet! and informative friends!

Teh main question which was only answered late tonight was they are ok, which beyond the embaresment for me and the mild annoyance at that type of call and video was paramount. I haven't had the full lowdown, i guess i will find out in the morning when i get the boat back was how and why, but regardless something that could of been a hell of lot more serious has ended with a lot of red faces and a serious donation.

Before anyone asks, they did have a kill cord on the boat, it was supplied brand new when they collected it from me as i had lost the old one, whether it was being worn, we all have our suspisions me included but that has still not been clarified. And unfortuantly for a marine company they weren't wearing life jackets, i guess if we are honest we have all been there, familiarity and all that......

Sorry for the long ramble, just wanted to clarify a few points, and i guess if i am honest divert any potential accuasions against our good name.

Boat if anyone is interested is a Procters Renegade 6.5m with a mariner 150 optimax from memory, the whole thing in 8 years has managed a cringeworthy few hours was only 200 hours on the last service in total!

Thanks Ian
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Old 03 June 2010, 17:19   #12
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i have only ever seen a run away rib once before..... on video.
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Hi All, I guess I can win the guess the RIB question being mine! However let me just clarify i wasn't in the boat at the time. The dangers of having a boat logo'd and the power of google and a few phone calls lead me to find this thread, so hi, wish it was in other circumstances!!!

I had a phone call from a customer who happens to be part of the poole inshore team asking why my boat was a) in Poole and b) doing cirlces with no one on board this afternoon, so a fairly weird and shocking phone call to take from anyone let alone the RNLI and mostly a customer.

The boat was leant to another company to help with their regatta taking place along the south coast, with there guys onboard all week, i haven't managed to speak to them yet, as for obvious reasons there phones aren't working at this moment in time and i guess they hadn't figured on the power of the internet! and informative friends!

Teh main question which was only answered late tonight was they are ok, which beyond the embaresment for me and the mild annoyance at that type of call and video was paramount. I haven't had the full lowdown, i guess i will find out in the morning when i get the boat back was how and why, but regardless something that could of been a hell of lot more serious has ended with a lot of red faces and a serious donation.

Before anyone asks, they did have a kill cord on the boat, it was supplied brand new when they collected it from me as i had lost the old one, whether it was being worn, we all have our suspisions me included but that has still not been clarified. And unfortuantly for a marine company they weren't wearing life jackets, i guess if we are honest we have all been there, familiarity and all that......

Sorry for the long ramble, just wanted to clarify a few points, and i guess if i am honest divert any potential accuasions against our good name.

Boat if anyone is interested is a Procters Renegade 6.5m with a mariner 150 optimax from memory, the whole thing in 8 years has managed a cringeworthy few hours was only 200 hours on the last service in total!

Thanks Ian
Hi Ian - Welcome to RIB.net, don't worry my boat is branded with my company name!

As you said nobody was injured, and you cant watch over people who you lent your boat too....if can only advise and not re-hire/lend to offenders!


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Old 03 June 2010, 18:28   #14
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I spent a couple of mins trying to start the engine on Monday until I remembered it was in the car, up on the harbour, with 2 other boats waiting to launch, yes I know I should have checked but I had left it on the day before and someone else had took it off and put it in the car!!!
You left your engine in the car?
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Old 03 June 2010, 18:35   #15
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the kill cord obviously!!!
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Old 04 June 2010, 03:06   #18
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We are based on Poole Quay and watched this RIB being operated over the weekend.

I hate to say it, but the outcome was predictable ........

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Old 04 June 2010, 03:35   #19
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We are based on Poole Quay and watched this RIB being operated over the weekend.

I hate to say it, but the outcome was predictable ........

Steve
Good Morning steve,

Would you mind sending me a PM with a few more details, woudl like to try and get to the bottom of this for obvious reasons!

Many thanks

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I think that wireless kill cords for other members of the crew are a great idea, especially on larger boats where someone could go overboard without being noticed - so long as the helm has a physical cord on!

I know this has been said before but the inshore rescue RNLI lot don't have them at all!
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