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Old 05 May 2013, 18:39   #41
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Very sad news indeed. It sounds like the kill cord either wasn't being worn, or the switch failed. I hope and pray that the injured get well soon.
The kill cord was still at attached to the Rib upon recovery so it couldn't have been a failure to shut down.

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Old 05 May 2013, 18:49   #42
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Very very sad, just makes my heart sink to hear such news and after having such a good day on the water just make it all the more close!
My heart goes out to them all!
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Old 05 May 2013, 18:55   #43
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It dose not matter it they were rib net members or not one was and 8 year old child .we are all guilty at one time or an other of being human and not following the rules here are the rules have sea worthy boat carry plenty fuel ware a life jacket or survival suit use the kill cord. if you are going to do fast turns you must use a kill cord ,service you steering ,and if for some reason you have to make a tight turn shout it out the same goes for unexpected waves or wash. todays events will have consequences for all of us.
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I believe that they already have.
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Old 05 May 2013, 19:06   #45
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Very sad!! lets not judge. Condolences to those lives lost.
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I can not imagine how you could make a boat that size react so violently to throw 6 people out.
Very easily indeed I'm afraid...
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It dose not matter it they were rib net members or not one was and 8 year old child .we are all guilty at one time or an other of being human and not following the rules here are the rules have sea worthy boat carry plenty fuel ware a life jacket or survival suit use the kill cord. if you are going to do fast turns you must use a kill cord ,service you steering ,and if for some reason you have to make a tight turn shout it out the same goes for unexpected waves or wash. todays events will have consequences for all of us.
If you had to tell people that someone they knew and their child had died like that you'd realise how much it matters. (sorry, edit-that sounded harsher than it was meant)


It's a sad indictment that even though we all know what we should do,a lot don't do it and a lot don't think it'll ever happen to them. Legislation won't make any difference (how often do you see someone driving with a mobile glued to their ear?).

A good example is my Ballistic-bought from a ribnet user.
The steering was so full of air and leaking so badly it lurched like a drunkard, the fuel gauge didn't work at all-it was actually impossible for it to work as it was the wrong sender-and the day of the sea trial he thought he didn't need a killcord as he wasn't going far.
The boat was a deathtrap and he said he'd been taking his kids out on it.

Proof that you can put the information out there as much as you like, but there will always be some idiot who won't think it applies to them.
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Very very sad news, my thoughts go out for the family and friends, whilst we shouldn't guess at what may have happen'd, I can't help feel that maybe quick release seat belts could prevent this type of heartbreaking tragedy.
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Old 06 May 2013, 02:29   #49
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Dog walker Simon Lewins, from Wadebridge, said he watched as a big, powerful boat going "a bit too fast" suddenly turned right, "depositing" people into the water.

"It kept going off in ever decreasing circles. The screams coming from the people in the water were pretty bad."

He said one of the coastguards then jumped in and managed to stop the boat and take it away."

We cannot speculate what happened. MAIB will review and let all of us know what they find.

Working in The Solent many years ago a 7.5 thre six in the water in similar circs and was down to a steering hydraulic failure( nothing to do with helm errors etc) but as everyone keeps stating this crew had a kill cord attached.
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We cannot speculate what happened. MAIB will review and let all of us know what they find.
Indeed. The report will make grim reading as these things lay everything bare. Thoughts are with the family.
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