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Old 06 September 2004, 02:06   #1
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More trouble for inflatables...

Check this story out:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/3629862.stm

Anyone have any details of the boat?

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Old 06 September 2004, 03:19   #2
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The saving grace was they had flares or it could have been much worse.
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Actually its much worse than the BBC story reports.......

http://www.ybw.com/cgi-bin/forums/sh...b=5&o=93&part=

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Looking on that forum, seems a fifty fifty spilt on compulsary training i can not beleave how stupid and dangerous , these idiots were . they should impound these type of peoples boat until they can prove they are competent enough to go to sea
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Looking on that forum, seems a fifty fifty spilt on compulsary training i can not beleave how stupid and dangerous , these idiots were . they should impound these type of peoples boat until they can prove they are competent enough to go to sea
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No they shouldn't - let them carry on - they are bound to do plenty of stupid things - let them carry on - no sympathy at all.

Same as when I go mountain climbing - the things that I see - and it's NOT just people without the right gear - often they have everything the shop had in stock - they are quite easily spotted - with ice axes in October!!!
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just read the story on ybw, jees oh those folk must have really been stupid not to take advice and follow that chap to safety as they obviously were not safe enough to be out in that area of water anyway. 2 lifejackets and a flare on board,nuggets, hope they dont venture out without a good ass kicking off the parents,even better if the parent of the boat owner takes that from them.

And yeh I know what u mean about the folk out in the hills with ice axes in the early season, and the ones that have all the gear from the shop, but if the cack hits the fan its the last things they need as it would just hamper them as they dont have a clue what to do with it
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"All the gear, no idea", one of my favourite mountain biking phrases.
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"All the gear, no idea", one of my favourite mountain biking phrases.
Like it - very apt!!!

Remember when I first started climbing I was so broke I had old boots with self tapping screws through the soles and a home made axe - worked a treat!

Word has it the famous Joe Brown used old brass nuts for protection and his mothers washing line as a safety rope!
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Remember when I first started climbing I was so broke I had old boots with self tapping screws through the soles and a home made axe...
And you lived in a cardboard box in middle o' t' street!
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.......and sang 'Cym Rhondda' as he accompanied father down to the pit at Treorchy
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