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Old 10 November 2012, 14:57   #1
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Marine related injuries

Having come a cropper myself this week by walking into a lowered VHF antenna almost losing my eye, interested in hearing other experiences of boating related injuries

Without it turning to morbid, who else has done what, as a result of their own stupidly etc.

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Old 10 November 2012, 15:17   #2
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In Peterhead Marina on the 2006 ribworks I walked into the pulpit of a big fishing boat which was annoyingly extending into the pontoon. I really caught by Rotator cuff and it hurt cos I carry a fait amount of momentum when in motion. I presumed it was just bruised and would fix itself in due course. Three days later I did the same thing (that's were the stupidity comes in) and it really fkkn hurt and still does, unfortunately.


did the antenna have an indicator on it?
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I will looking down a fuel hose while squeezing the priming bulb trying to see why nothing was coming through...then all of a sudden I had an eye full of petrol, ouch!
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I'm starting to have a problem with my hip due to the slamming involved with this ribbing lark, "ain't getting old great" I jacked in rugby at 46 due to injuries and not recovering from them the same as when younger

I should've took up golf .... it's cheaper....
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In Peterhead Marina on the 2006 ribworks I walked into the pulpit of a big fishing boat which was annoyingly extending into the pontoon. I really caught by Rotator cuff and it hurt cos I carry a fait amount of momentum when in motion. I presumed it was just bruised and would fix itself in due course. Three days later I did the same thing (that's were the stupidity comes in) and it really fkkn hurt and still does, unfortunately.

did the antenna have an indicator on it?
I wish it did
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The biggest injury to date in my short time owning a rib has been to my bank balance! shhhhhh keep it down here comes the wife
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Last year I walked off a pontoon, amusing to some of my friends at the time but it was cold and I just missed a pontoon post and the harbour wall, a mate who is a military medic and was with me showed lots of concern. He knows the downside and I realise I was incredibly lucky to have missed smashing my brain/face into something. I had my iphone in my left pocket, my wife's in the right pocket and a digital camera in my back pocket. A very expensive tumble bit it could have been life changing !!!
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Mine is very boring .. but a lesson to all .. as it affects me to this day, 25 years after it happened

I was in a wooden boat trying to pull a mooring anchor out of the sand. Had my knee against the gunwale.. and popped a disk in my lower back, thought I was Charles Atlas at the time

Now I'm a bit older .. and wiser .. I'd have tied the rope to the stern .. gone to the bow and drank tea.. slowly ... on a rising tide wisdom is wonderful thing
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