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Old 09 November 2008, 18:55   #61
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I ave always thought that Shaun's advice was correct; If for instance you are in a big following sea and feel the back end twitching at the bottom of the wave you need to put on the power pronto; if at that moment the engine is killed the likely effect is a broach -not nice
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As for setting an example, take a look at page 69 of this months Rib Int, and you'll find a couple of photo's of I believe Paul Glatzel demonstrating a recovery of a MOB, and he's not wearing a life jacket himself, very poor show from someone in his position!
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downt bee a twatt yew twatt. hee duzunt nead wan. hee cann wark onn de worter

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OUTRAGEOUS!
Maybe he should fire himself!!!!!
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Just had an email to enlighten me to my appearance now on two live threads on RIB.net. I haven’t been this popular since I chipped a bit of gelcoat off Mr Kennet’s new RIB many years ago – but that’s another story!

Methinks one or two people are being a tad mischievous (Mr Bassboy I know exactly where you sail so I shall have retribution in my own time ! And Mr Diggler – do we know each other as you seem to know much about where I service my boats too? Feel free to PM me with your identity).

I fully agree with the need to wear a lifejacket when afloat however when walking along a pontoon and faced with a damsel in distress (Okay not a damsel but Mrs G) i leapt into the RIB to save her and got photographed in the process.

In all seriousness it is a fair point and one that is easy to overlook when doing photos for a magazine. I was tied up to the pontoon and the boat was going nowhere but it is not easy to tell that from the photos. After all often perception and image are more important than the facts and there is a need to always create the right impression.

Hope this clears things up.

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Paul,

Good that you've jumped on to this thread to reply, sounds fairly straightforward.

It springs to mind that when I did my Dinghy Instructor training we did a lot of shore drills for tacking and gybing etc, and it was always stressed to us that we should wear a buoyancy aid whenever we were in a dinghy, whether or not it was floating. I think this thread hijacking highlights why the Coaches felt that important!

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.. take a look at page 69 of this months Rib Int, ..
Now, why would you be reading such a publication?
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Hi Paul
Me thinks u are over reacting! (please don't take any retribution out on my boat!)

We have all been guilty of not wearing a PFD for various reasons, myself included.

I was alluding to Doug S' policy of 2 strikes and you're out. Do you do the same?
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Blimey !!! - Paul - an excellant example of a common sense explanation of not wearing a lifejacket.
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