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Old 27 July 2013, 14:44   #1
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A powerboat owner has been safely plucked from the sea after three hours in the water off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-sou...wales-23469810

Should have been luck and plucky chap wanting to continue to Ireland ...

He must have been a non swimmer or could not have had a ladder !

You can use your trim tilt to bring you out of the water by straddling the leg and puts the up button on the engine
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Old 27 July 2013, 14:51   #2
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Lucky or just well prepared? Lucky would be, to be found somewhere by chance, I must say the fella was well prepped I think.
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Lucky he had an epirb on him!
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And if you look on the round Ireland thread you can get his story first hand. Well prepared.
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Lucky he had an epirb on him!
I'd still say its all down to being well prepped. I'd av been a gonna in that time as I'm nowhere near as well kitted as him.

Now then if your talking about luck, then I would say he's certainly lucky he didn't meet the Daddy of this little fella caught in the same area recently.

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Old 27 July 2013, 15:59   #6
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I'd still say its all down to being well prepped. I'd av been a gonna in that time as I'm nowhere near as well kitted as him.

Now then if your talking about luck, then I would say he's certainly lucky he didn't meet the Daddy of this little fella caught in the same area recently.
If you'd been doing the RI13 you'd have had this kit as it was all mandatory - so PLB, Dry Suit, Gecko, Kill Cord (obviously!!), HH VHF (for what it was worth!) plus fixed VHF, plus Flares were all on the kit list.

Would be intersting to know from MustRIB if he bought the PLB specially and if so if he felt it was overkill... I thought it was overkill because I thought there was plenty of boats nearby and so a HH VHF would have done the trick to alert another RIB of a problem. Hadn't factored on the HH VHF being obliterated plus the other boats were not with this guy as the event hadn't officially begun.
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You can't be "over prepared".
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Bobbing about in the sea for 3 hours is not what I'd call lucky, sounds like a nightmare to me. Great advert for kill cords and epirbs.
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You can't be "over prepared".
As long as you don't sink under the weight of all the safety gear....
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Lucky or just well prepared? Lucky would be, to be found somewhere by chance, I must say the fella was well prepped I think.
My thinking too!..We all know how, unforgiving the Sea can be...and how easy things can..(and do) go Tit's Up!
This is WHY you buy,and learn to USE the Right Kit, very may well have been a different outcome without it.With all the negative tragic stories of late...Well done Fella I say!
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