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Old 14 March 2010, 15:52   #1
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rib accident may have had no kill switch attached looks like another accident involving the non use of a kill cord/switch on a r.i.b,,looks like another boat had to stop the runaway.

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Old 14 March 2010, 15:58   #2
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How hard did his mate ram the runaway RIB to capsize it?

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Old 14 March 2010, 16:05   #3
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How small was the rib?.. Leson 1. Always use kill cord, first thing taught on RYA level 2!!

At least now one was killed!!

Bad thing is it gives all rib users bad name..
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Old 14 March 2010, 16:40   #4
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good to see that whilst the CG are giving us a "lecture" on using kill cords they are apparently unaware of how they are used (i.e. not connected to key) or the best practice advice to connect to thigh or pfd NOT your wrist!
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