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Old 11 July 2015, 07:57   #1
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Ouch!

Climbing off the rib in the rain. Tubes wet and slippery (just cleaned). Slipped. Fell awkwardly and landed badly! Fractured ankle the result! 😞
No boating for a while grrrr
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Old 11 July 2015, 08:03   #2
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Bad luck dude! Think we've all slipped off a RIB - ground is possibly more dangerous than water - ask Hamish Currie!! Actually - you were lucky in a way.....
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Old 11 July 2015, 08:19   #3
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Sorry to hear your news Tony. Did it myself years ago. Hope it means well and quickly. Cheers B


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Old 11 July 2015, 09:18   #4
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sorry.
hopefully a fast and full recovery.
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Just proves a point....NEVER clean your tubes lol

On a more serious note.....Get better soon!
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Old 11 July 2015, 11:34   #6
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Ouch!

Feel sorry for you!
I snapped my Achilles about 6 weeks ago whilst jumping of the RIB.
They reckon I be able to walk without crutches in about 3 months😢

Get well soon!
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Old 11 July 2015, 12:42   #7
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Saturday Easter weekend. Fell of mine.......broken wrist and knocked out both front teeth. Thanks to Forth Valley Royal Hospital A&E, teeth put back in and cast now off. I've managed to put three hundred miles on the boat in the last two weeks. Wrist aches a bit hanging on but it's great to be back out there.

I fell off the boat because I was being an 4r5e.....no point in trying to come up with a plausible excuse.......
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Get well soon tonymac. Hope you have the remote control at hand and a glass of something to numb the pain.

Sounds bleed'n sore Last Tango.
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Old 11 July 2015, 16:28   #9
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Thanks to Forth Valley Royal Hospital A&E, teeth put back in and cast now off.
I have a weird mix of the two stories - a slip & FVRH.....

Easdale weekend, got back home at just after midnight, was pushing the trailer into the garage, drizzly night and to this day I still don't know if I put my foot on a wet leaf, a slug or what, but out it went from under me, and down I went....

I still don't know if I met the Jockey wheel or winch handle on the way down with my left ear..... First I knew of it (having landed on my shoulder it was eclipsing the pain in my almost not attached earlobe!) HAving picked myself up, cursed quietly under mny breath & finished parking the trailer was the huge puddle of blood on the drawbar as I went to pull the garage door down!

Into the house, checked the mirror and 2.5 hrs later was thanking the team at FVRH A&E for (literally) stitching me back together.

As it was a Saturday night I also got the feeling they were glad to see someone whose injury wasn't a direct result of being ratted after a night in Falkirk!) One of my "Fellow customers" was entertaining from where I was sitting, but I'm so glad I wasn't on duty in there!


Anyway all back to as normal as it's ever likely to get. Now seriously looking at an electric winch to do that bit of the day's entertainment!

Just goes to show - it's not the big "mid Atlantic / 30 foot waves" kind of accidents that most of us see......


Hope you guys get back up & running soon.
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Anyway all back to as normal as it's ever likely to get. Now seriously looking at an electric winch to do that bit of the day's entertainment!
Know what you mean. Reckon I've nearly put my back out hauling the Ribcraft into the garage. It has to get over a 3/4" lip on the garage floor, but there's no height with the 8' up-and-over door, so can't just heave-ho on a run to get her in. Thought about an anchor point on the floor and ratchet strap it in. Cheaper than going oh-eh-la electric.
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