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Old 06 July 2014, 08:58   #391
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Having just read the full MIAB report the the first time, there is one word that leaps out of the findings, 'Inexperience'. You can't buy experience and you can't be taught it, it's just about putting in the hours and years.
I suppose in this case, having the cash to go from the equivalent of a Mondeo to a Maserati in one step exacerbated the situation. Most of us have worked our way up through many more steps.

I see boat users by the bucket full putting their loved one's lives in danger every time I go on the water. All of them oblivious to the dangers, kids and Girlfriends bouncing around upfront in bowriders, legs dangling through bow rails as they bounce over wake at WOT with a few ciders onboard.

It's not my job to be the Safety Officer in Fal Bay, but it's hard not to yell at everyone of them.
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Having just read the full MIAB report the the first time, there is one word that leaps out of the findings, 'Inexperience'. You can't buy experience and you can't be taught it, it's just about putting in the hours and years.
I suppose in this case, having the cash to go from the equivalent of a Mondeo to a Maserati in one step exacerbated the situation. Most of us have worked our way up through many more steps.

I see boat users by the bucket full putting their loved one's lives in danger every time I go on the water. All of them oblivious to the dangers, kids and Girlfriends bouncing around upfront in bowriders, legs dangling through bow rails as they bounce over wake at WOT with a few ciders onboard.

It's not my job to be the Safety Officer in Fal Bay, but it's hard not to yell at everyone of them.
Steady on old boy, you nearly exposed your touch feely soft under belly for a mo then
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Having just read the full MIAB report the the first time, there is one word that leaps out of the findings, 'Inexperience'. You can't buy experience and you can't be taught it, it's just about putting in the hours and years.
I suppose in this case, having the cash to go from the equivalent of a Mondeo to a Maserati in one step exacerbated the situation. Most of us have worked our way up through many more steps.

I see boat users by the bucket full putting their loved one's lives in danger every time I go on the water. All of them oblivious to the dangers, kids and Girlfriends bouncing around upfront in bowriders, legs dangling through bow rails as they bounce over wake at WOT with a few ciders onboard.

It's not my job to be the Safety Officer in Fal Bay, but it's hard not to yell at everyone of them.
Yep I do know what you mean!
Pretty much the same on any afternoon out from Lyme or WestBay in the Summer...no it's not our job to be the safety police.. And we've All made mistakes....
I do (usually) bite my lip....But I DO Chirp up when some knob I see is putting Kids in Danger!..And really don't give a Feck if I do ruffle feathers!
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Old 07 July 2014, 04:30   #394
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Has anyone when testing the kill cord found it not to work ?
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Old 07 July 2014, 04:38   #395
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Has anyone when testing the kill cord found it not to work ?
Yes - On quite a few well used, older control boxes.

But this is why they should be tested each trip, and if anything isnt working it should be replaced / fixed.
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Old 07 July 2014, 08:38   #396
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Tying the end off to the wheel when all is done is a good way to ensure to remember to put it on again. As at some point you'll need to turn the wheel to get going & hey presto there it is if you forget it, better than leaving it dangling.

Works for us anyway
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Yes, broken wire on a Merc Commander 2000 box.
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Having just read the full MIAB report the the first time, there is one word that leaps out of the findings, 'Inexperience'. You can't buy experience and you can't be taught it, it's just about putting in the hours and years.
I suppose in this case, having the cash to go from the equivalent of a Mondeo to a Maserati in one step exacerbated the situation. Most of us have worked our way up through many more steps.

I see boat users by the bucket full putting their loved one's lives in danger every time I go on the water. All of them oblivious to the dangers, kids and Girlfriends bouncing around upfront in bowriders, legs dangling through bow rails as they bounce over wake at WOT with a few ciders onboard.

It's not my job to be the Safety Officer in Fal Bay, but it's hard not to yell at everyone of them.
I agree- feel the same too. The trouble is, they don't see any danger in it, and they won't be told even if you do say something.
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Interesting comments from the coroner "A coroner is calling for a review of training for speedboat users following the death of a father and daughter." ""They should consider making them compulsory."
BBC News - Cornwall speedboat deaths: Coroner call for training review

"The inquest heard the speedboat's manufacturer APV Marine had rejected a formal recommendation from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to review the design of its hull."
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Coz the compulsory qualification would be the one the driver had.
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