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Old 16 May 2014, 13:02   #1
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Oh No Another Killcord Incident in UK

Looks like RNLI have saved the day here but he has still gone to hospital but the injuries are not serious (hope he is ok)

More bad publicity though regarding people not wearing killcords though!

BREAKING: Man thrown from speedboat in Teignmouth | Torquay Herald Express

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Nice roping cowboy! I'm impressed, they made that look easy.
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Old 16 May 2014, 13:13   #3
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"He had been wearing a kill cord, but had taken it off to moor the boat when the accident happened."

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Old 16 May 2014, 13:49   #4
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Does make you wonder if he was getting off to tie up why was the engine still running?
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Does make you wonder if he was getting off to tie up why was the engine still running?
What makes you think he was getting off?

He'll be far from unusual leaving the engine running whilst tying up. Some people even leave it in gear if short handed. Good planning and preparation usually means this can be avoided - but if anyone here can never say they've not screwed something up I don't think they've been out on their boat enough!
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In my view it is very wrong to shut down main engines before being secured alongside, put them in neutral lock by all means to prevent risk of accidental engagement of gear when leaving the helm but don't shut them down. Personally I always try to remember to engage neutral lock when away from the helm on the rib. Also on larger vessels.
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Nice roping cowboy! I'm impressed, they made that look easy.
Agreed. Watch the throttle . Plenty of skill
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