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Old 05 May 2013, 16:48   #21
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The images show a RIB as the boat involved. BBC News - Cornwall speedboat crash: Two dead, four injured off coast and think its a Cobra
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Old 05 May 2013, 17:05   #22
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The images show a RIB as the boat involved. BBC News - Cornwall speedboat crash: Two dead, four injured off coast and think its a Cobra
I don't think they refer to that as the type of boat in question, merely as a boat in Cornwall.If anything it's a rescue boat.
Didn't realise it was a father and daughter caught up in this tragedy.
Great shame.
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Tight one. It's such a simple little thing but that killcord is so important.
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I don't mind being regulated if it helps reduce these sorts of accidents, in France you need an ICC and if you're caught going over the speed limit within 300m of the shore then it's a €1000 fine on the spot, at least that's how it was 10 years ago.
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Just on local news with a video of it out of control. It was this Cobra pictured with Yam 300 4st. Looks calm conditions and the kill cord was in place on the Rib, hanging down. All 6 persons thrown from boat then run over, very sad.

Shocking if all this has been caused by not wearing a kill cord, one of 3 incidents in this area within the last 6 months too

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Being regulated for things that you should do is where regulation should be. And indeed should have been.
Retrospect and hindsight.
Unfortunately for whatever reason a family has lost some key loved ones here.
Let's hope those that survived recover enough to rebuild what they can of their loss.
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This smacks of plenty of wedge, short on any kind of boating experience. Rock/Padstow is 2nd home central at 1-2m a pop. A 40k rib would be a small change purchase to some of these guys.

We get similar parties coming out of St. Mawes, tidy boats awash with wives, kids, dogs and picnic hampers. The boats get rammed up the beach, a noisy base is set-up, the teenagers then go off wakeboarding behind the 300hp monsters.

I may well be wrong on this one, but it has the hallmarks.

Headline story on ITV national news- A 51 yo Father from London and his 8yo daughter killed. Others have received life changing injuries. Just gut wrenchingly sad.

It was a Cobra with a 300 Yam, kill chord still attached.
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This smacks of plenty of wedge, short on any kind of boating experience. Rock/Padstow is 2nd home central at 1-2m a pop. A 40k rib would be a small change purchase to some of these guys.

We get similar parties coming out of St. Mawes, tidy boats awash with wives, kids, dogs and picnic hampers. The boats get rammed up the beach, a noisy base is set-up, the teenagers then go off wakeboarding behind the 300hp monsters.

I may well be wrong on this one, but it has the hallmarks.
Ouch!
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It may be, but it may not.
Could just be an unfortunate circumstance. We know how the papers and news agencies are............speedboat etc.,
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Let's all maybe reflect on human impact of the immediate tragedy, and then learn what we can when the facts are known...
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