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Old 27 August 2004, 08:48   #1
Country: Ireland
Town: Loch Lurgain
Boat name: an t-easnach
Make: Gemini
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda 50
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 138
near miss?

out on a freind's cuddy lately doing a bit of wakeboarding with kids etc. suddenly bad sound from engine as we were doing about 10mph turning to pick up wakeboarder who had let go of rope.
The wakeboard rope (proper one - floating rope etc.) had got tangled in the prop. OK , worse things happen at sea etc. The scary bit is as I was letting out the rope from stern to the wakeboarder 5 mins earlier the rope had got tangled round my foot.
So if the rope had got tangled to my foot as we were motoring to take up the slack between boat and wakeboarder and the rope had got stuck in prop methinks every chance I would have been yanked off boat ( I was not driving so killcord wouldn't have worked) and ankle minced into prop.

So moral of the story? Careful letting out slack to wakeboarders / biscuiters / waterskiers. Consider throwing all of rope out of boat before engaging gear.

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Old 27 August 2004, 08:55   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140.5 Mermaid
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,400
Do you use a bridles ?
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