Originally Posted by Dragonhawk ficht
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.