Hi all, launched at Saundersfoot, superb weather as you know, went around the island, awesome, UNTIL, they wanted to do some photos, so looked at one beach and the surf and breaking waves on the beach looked to much, so went to another quieter beach, came in as i normally do and my boss jumped off the Bow, with the boat just on the sand, then a few waves picked up and swung the boat round very quickly,
Now we were broad side to the incoming waves, now i was stranded with the boat leaning completely over on one side, although they were holding on, there were a few screams as the boat was getting swamped and pushed further up[ the beach, (and getting heavier with the incoming water)i jumped out and tried to manhandle it too deeper water, no go.
i then got the 1 child out and her mother,(yummy) Wayne ,my boss jumped out and we got it into deeper water, whilst watching the engine depth carefully i managed to dink the prop, futher in to deeper water, ichecked the prop and it had bent right over, after gently bending it back, it snapped, Whilst trying to play it down, we headed back to Saunderfoot, They were all fine albeit wet but warm,and they seemed to enjoy themselves, Wayne wants to get a rib, and he still loved the experience but not sure about his wife,(she pays my wages) oops!
Apart from the obvious, what could i have done differently??, i know its all a learning curve and passenger safety is of prime inportance,
how would somebody else take hold of the situation??
What did i do so drastically wrong???