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Old 11 November 2008, 16:07   #71
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I was alluding to Doug S' policy of 2 strikes and you're out. Do you do the same?
Bassboy - Hi, no don't have this written to our Staff Handbook and to date have not felt the need to do so. I suspect if we had an issue with it then we might but i'd like to think everyone we work alongside knows the rules (they certainly read them, have them explained and sign up to all of them) and abides by them. Famous last words!!

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Old 11 November 2008, 20:52   #72
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Apart from not wanting to be told what to do, are there any reasons for not using a kill cord? Seems to me that the risk of a boat running out of control is worth avoiding even if the possibility is remote.
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Old 12 November 2008, 04:20   #73
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Apart from not wanting to be told what to do, are there any reasons for not using a kill cord? Seems to me that the risk of a boat running out of control is worth avoiding even if the possibility is remote.
if you read elswhere in the thread where Codprawn quoted Shaun White.

Essentially in some very specific circumstances where the consequences of losing power could be catastrophic, e.g. in very rough seas; or when working very close to a lee shore. However to argue that it is better not to have a kill cord in those circumstances - I think you need to have a second helmsman immediately primed to take the controls if required (rather than just someone else on board who could take over if required).
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Yes I see but that could be incorporated if the rules were changed? After all we have collision rules which vary according to circumstances.
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Yes I see but that could be incorporated if the rules were changed?
There are no rules to change.

What you are therefore suggetsing is introducing legislation into an area that does not have a wide spread problem.

I think we all know that legislation costs money, requires policing, is generally written by those who do not underatsand the under pinning issues and is often ineffective.

Why so many Brits seem to want our lives to be more restricted and for the government to interfere in how we spend our leisure time is beyond me.
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There are no rules to change.

What you are therefore suggetsing is introducing legislation into an area that does not have a wide spread problem.

I think we all know that legislation costs money, requires policing, is generally written by those who do not underatsand the under pinning issues and is often ineffective.

Why so many Brits seem to want our lives to be more restricted and for the government to interfere in how we spend our leisure time is beyond me.
Hear hear!!!
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There are no rules to change.

What you are therefore suggetsing is introducing legislation into an area that does not have a wide spread problem.

I think we all know that legislation costs money, requires policing, is generally written by those who do not underatsand the under pinning issues and is often ineffective.

Why so many Brits seem to want our lives to be more restricted and for the government to interfere in how we spend our leisure time is beyond me.
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There are no rules to change..............
............Why so many Brits seem to want our lives to be more restricted and for the government to interfere in how we spend our leisure time is beyond me.
It's beyond me too.

Control freak Britain, maybe.
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I don't mean to drag on but another example of magazines showing people driving ribs without a kill cord and life jacket on the front cover of Rib International.

The skipper driving a rib which is a tender to a well known super yacht must have got qualifications from somewhere he may even be a professional.

Now in his defence there is no one else on board but even so.

If that is not bad enough then if you go to the back cover there is another example of people not wearing lifejackets.

I still don't want to sound like an old women but I do think that publications should practise what they preach and that is safe boating for all.
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I know it's shocking. There was a programme on the other day and it showed a kid on a boat not wearing a lifejacket. He was running around the deck and then he actually jumped in the water!!!

I couldn't believe what I was seeing - he did a strange thrashing sort of motion and then pulled himself back onto the boat. There were quite a few other people doing the same thing. There should be laws against this - they even seemed to be enjoying it!!!
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