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Old 08 December 2015, 15:52   #21
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my mate drives one of this manufacturers boats. Hes a harbour master. Search frankwildcat on youtube. smart kit
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Old 08 December 2015, 17:06   #23
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pfffft!

Helps when you have an isolated breaking rock outside your back door. That said, I'm not surprised that Frank is targeting third world markets with faux-stealth designs...

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Old 08 December 2015, 17:10   #24
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I think if you follow the comment on YouTube and the remark in the video about his leg then the two had a coming together before the video starts and so it's understandable if she was more concerned for him than her vessel at that moment.
I still have the scar from my last encounter as a windsurfer with an inexperienced power boater..............

The rib looks quite small but i cant help thinking a bit of body weight and throttle would have gone along way to keeping it upright,however as for the surfer i can sympathize.......
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pfffft!

Helps when you have an isolated breaking rock outside your back door. That said, I'm not surprised that Frank is targeting third world markets with faux-stealth designs...


A friend of mine has a Safehaven wildcat as a dive boat. He had it built to his spec from new. The quality is questionable, the wiring was appalling in places, caused many breakdowns, engine faults. The steelwork was poor & the grp finish left much to be desired. He spent the thick end of 500.000 on it. The instruments on the fly bridge hadn't been sealed to the console allowing water to run down into the cabin roof space. I lost count of how many windscreen wiper motors we changed.
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About fifteen years ago I went to help a windsurfer whose mast had snapped. He was really, really fat and I didn't know whether to drag him over the tubes or harpoon him.
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About fifteen years ago I went to help a windsurfer whose mast had snapped. He was really, really fat and I didn't know whether to drag him over the tubes or harpoon him.
Not your normal type of windsurfer then as you usually need a certain amount of fitness and body weight for buoyancy on those boards. You really need to be careful assisting anyone in conditions you can further endanger theirs or your own life.
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Not your normal type of windsurfer then as you usually need a certain amount of fitness and body weight for buoyancy on those boards. You really need to be careful assisting anyone in conditions you can further endanger theirs or your own life.
Yep. Not just the prop but making sure the boat doesn't drift over them.
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So what we learnt from the original video was that the boat driver must of already attempted some sort of rescue as the person in the water mentioned his leg had been sort of crushed.

The driver (skipper) from what we saw seemed to be oblivious to the sets of waves and how his boat was positioned to meet them.

From a couple of videos we can see the extreme buoyancy of ribs can also be the Hercules heel when caught side on when the waves become big enough.

What to do to help.?....just my view

If the guy in the water was asking for help I would asses the conditions and water depth. The guy looked very close to shore so should of been able to get back on his own.

If drifting offshore I would check the conditions then position my boat so that I could come alongside with my bow facing into the oncoming waves. I would instruct the person he was to come onboard assisting him with the engine off or at least out of gear.

Once onboard both people could then either lift the windsurfer board onto the boat or tow into deeper water with less breaking waves to sort the board.

The best thing to of done would be call the local marine rescue group and just stand by if they need assistance. Having once been part of a volunteer rescue group we loved getting any calls to go out and help (made life more fun than rescue practice).

Any other ideas (it may help someone making the same mistake)?

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