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Old 03 June 2010, 08:59   #1
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Killcords.... to be or not to be

Having been a member for a few years, and boating for a while longer, i have only ever seen a run away rib once before..... on video.
THat video i lost long ago, but the good people of Poole have given us another.

For all the guys out there who dont wear kill cords.
For all the guys that argue that wireless kill cords are useless/inneffective.
(this rules out all the responsible ribnetters)
I'd rather not be the piggy in the water with a rib circling me :-)

Check out the link below...

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/pr...gion=&listing=

Have a good day, cause someone sure as hell didn't
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Old 03 June 2010, 09:33   #2
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Mmmmmm!! wonder how that happened. sea looked pretty calm.
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Old 03 June 2010, 10:31   #3
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used 'em, dont like 'em or trust them !! Give me a proper bit of substantial string between me and the switch thank you!
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Old 03 June 2010, 11:03   #4
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Some good work by the lifeboat there! assume no one was in the water nearby as they didnt seem in to much of a hurry to pull anyone out of the drink!

anyone care to say what rib it was???
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Old 03 June 2010, 11:53   #5
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Hmm... perhaps a reason not to put your company's name on the tubes!
Interestingly the first thing passed to the crewman that leapt aboard seemed to be a fistful of killcords!
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Looked like a radio to me.
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yep agree with you bazza.
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WOW, RNLI must practice that and made it look very easy, but I'd not want to be the one jumping, never know might end up in th 'oggin with a rib circling !!!!
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Has anyone tried starting their engine at a busy pier for half an hour, with a full on crowd gathering offering advice, including all local fishermen - only to remember they forgot to attach the killcord and switch it on????


Duh
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Has anyone tried starting their engine at a busy pier for half an hour, with a full on crowd gathering offering advice, including all local fishermen - only to remember they forgot to attach the killcord and switch it on????


Duh
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!!!
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