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Old 06 May 2008, 09:32   #1
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Sea Safety, for the more numpty boater

We are looking at a campaign based on a Safety Triangle (like the fire triangle only wetter), the idea being that lots of people got towed in or rescued over the bank holiday because they jumped in their boat and sped off without so much as a quick glance at the essentials.

Does this hit the mark?

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Nice catchy idea but

The theory behind the fire trainagle is that as a fire fighter if you remove one of the three sides of the triangle the fire goes out.

Your survival triangle is not comparable.

Also not sure about the name. Is Survival the best word for what you are trying to describe?
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grat idea, but I`d replace the radio with "a means of contacting help", be that flares, a radio or a mobile phone. Before you all jump down my throat, I`m a crew on an alb and ilb in wales, not everyone has the training/skill to use a vhf, a phone is a lot better than nothing at all. this is fo the numpties remember!
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If you include flares and they use them wrongly you could have the Fire Triangle
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Your survival triangle is not comparable.
I thought that the idea here was to say that if you do not have all three then do not go out. Kind of like a fire, only opposite I guess.

Thanks for all the feedback so far.
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the idea being that lots of people got towed in or rescued over the bank holiday because they jumped in their boat and sped off without so much as a quick glance at the essentials.
whilst your 3 things might stop a problem turning into a disaster they don't stop you needing help in the first place.

would it be better to simply say "get trained. get equipped"
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whilst your 3 things might stop a problem turning into a disaster they don't stop you needing help in the first place.

would it be better to simply say "get trained. get equipped"
People have been trying to press that one home for generations, there will always be a core of people who want to put off getting the right gear and enough experience and who want to jump aboard and open the throttle.

The three items are all things that (in my humble experience) you get a proper bollocking for if you end up being "rescued" because you did not have all three. They are also tangible items that people can relate to.

You might say - don't set to sea if you don't have all three. But that would be cheesey.

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grat idea, but I`d replace the radio with "a means of contacting help", be that flares, a radio or a mobile phone. Before you all jump down my throat, I`m a crew on an alb and ilb in wales, not everyone has the training/skill to use a vhf, a phone is a lot better than nothing at all. this is fo the numpties remember!
Couldn't agree more - I have lost count of the number of times I have been attacked for suggesting a mobile phone(in a plastic bag of course) but it is a LOT better than nothing!!!
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Couldn't agree more - I have lost count of the number of times I have been attacked for suggesting a mobile phone(in a plastic bag of course) but it is a LOT better than nothing!!!
A good vhf is one of the things I will not leave harbour without, am I alone in that?
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I think you have a good idea.Last season on a weekend i towed 4 boats in on Mersea island It sploilt my days.I now pretend not to see them(unless or course they are in any danger)
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