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Old 18 July 2016, 01:28   #21
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Fenlander I wouldn't have expected it to be that easy for a grown adult to get snagged on a D Class --> watch Saving Lives at Sea on iPlayer if you haven't seen it... in those conditions his two colleagues couldn't even stay close enough to search under the boat without being hit by the boat...
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Old 18 July 2016, 03:14   #22
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In many ways that "Saving lives at sea" footage supports my point. Looking around 34m57s you can see the D-class is completely level when upside down and is 90% above water. It would have contained a large air pocket along pretty well the whole internal length... and importantly the guy got out and lived.

Ok so still not a great experience but so so much better than that girl 3m under, no air and the buoyancy of her BA tightening its snagged straps on the downward facing cleat.
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I hate seeing folks at the slip launching a "bargain" old speedboat with little or no built in flotation and a monster 1970s outboard. Sadly it often goes hand in hand with other basic errors in equipment or use that are obvious to the enlightened.
There's no requirement for a modern "speedboat" to have any form of built in flotation
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>>>There's no requirement for a modern "speedboat" to have any form of built in flotation

Really... with CE marking and all that?
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>>>There's no requirement for a modern "speedboat" to have any form of built in flotation

Really... with CE marking and all that?
If its purpose is for racing its exempt. Not sure what other exemptions apply...
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