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Old 02 June 2005, 13:27   #1
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Missing person Torbay 02/06/05

The attached is the press release of an incident which happened in Torbay early this morning.
We were searching for 5 hours until it was called off.
I can only presume that the lone sailor was not wearing a lifejacket!! Had he been wearing one, at least if it was automatic if he had injured his head, then he would be back home by now with his family or at least recovering in hospital.
May it be a reminder to everyone to wear a lifejacket at all times!!!!

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Old 02 June 2005, 17:24   #2
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A sad and sorry tale. My condolences to the family.

This is a warning that solo boating has extra risks. At least our boats come with kill chords.

Even our most intrepid rib explorer would be hard pressed to get back on board a rib in any sort of swell.
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Old 03 June 2005, 04:30   #3
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A sad and sorry tale. My condolences to the family.

This is a warning that solo boating has extra risks. At least our boats come with kill chords.
..and sailing boats generally come with harnesses to be used when solo on deck/watch.... but just like kill cords.. no good if you don't use 'em properly..


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Even our most intrepid rib explorer would be hard pressed to get back on board a rib in any sort of swell.

...why?... straddle the cavitation/anti-aeration plate/sit on the lower leg reach up to the remote tilt switch on yer Suzi 250 and ...hey presto.... an elevator ride to the deck level.... ...or foot on said plate hold onto cunningly pre-positioned grab rails and step in.....
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Old 03 June 2005, 04:37   #4
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...why?... straddle the cavitation/anti-aeration plate/sit on the lower leg reach up to the remote tilt switch on yer Suzi 250 and ...hey presto.... an elevator ride to the deck level.... ...or foot on said plate hold onto cunningly pre-positioned grab rails and step in.....
Sounds like you've done that in big seas Jono. Have you ? (Just trying to picture it )

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Old 03 June 2005, 05:00   #5
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...why?... straddle the cavitation/anti-aeration plate/sit on the lower leg reach up to the remote tilt switch on yer Suzi 250 and ...hey presto.... an elevator ride to the deck level.... ...or foot on said plate hold onto cunningly pre-positioned grab rails and step in.....
Yeah, no problem with that, but try manouvering your precious bits around a leg thats heaving up and down in a F6 without skewing something Oh and not all engines have remote trim switches... err em...
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Then I'd have to confess at being stooopid enough to have fallen in in the first place.....and I ain't telling no-one about that....


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..all I can say is that my years of Sumo training finally came good, if ya know what I mean....
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Then I'd have to confess at being stooopid enough to have fallen in in the first place.....and I ain't telling no-one about that....
Just interested in a spot of vicarious learning



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