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Old 06 May 2013, 03:11   #51
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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!
With you on that one nick. Very sad news indeed.
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Old 06 May 2013, 04:28   #52
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Lengthy report on BBC radio Cornwall this morning. This video has been posted. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22423877


It would appear that the helm has either managed to either hook the boat or cause it to step out mid turn. Either way, the result must've been extremely violent in order to deposit all six aboard in the water.
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Very easily indeed I'm afraid...
Confession time: I had "moment" on the Anglesey cruise. We'd managed to get all the way around the island in the rough stuff & were legging it back up the Strait behind Deano in Rocknrolla, in flat calm conditions. I crossed his wake from stbd to port doing about 35kn. As we came of his port wake, BP tipped to port & dug in veering violently off to port, we all managed to hang on. As I looked down, the kill cord was dangling from the throttles. There but for the grace of God...................

PS just gone all goose bumpy typing this
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very sad!! Lets not judge. Condolences to those lives lost.
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horrible accident and doesnt bear thinking about the terror for the people in the water and for people watching helpless from the shore.

question :
these sofa style seats in the bigger ribs ...are they safe ?
at least with the jockey seats you can clench your legs to hold on and also if inline there are handles infront to hold onto.

KILL CORDS ...wear them !
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Confession time: I had "moment" on the Anglesey cruise. We'd managed to get all the way around the island in the rough stuff & were legging it back up the Strait behind Deano in Rocknrolla, in flat calm conditions. I crossed his wake from stbd to port doing about 35kn. As we came of his port wake, BP tipped to port & dug in veering violently off to port, we all managed to hang on. As I looked down, the kill cord was dangling from the throttles. There but for the grace of God...................

PS just gone all goose bumpy typing this
PD, I like you always use my kill cord, but I too have glanced down on occasion to see it dangling, again but for the grace of God.............. all those who have never made a mistake please step forward!
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I've had 'Hey Joe' slip sideways mid turn. It takes a combination of hard over and a little too much gas, but the resulting slip could easily put everyone in the water if not expected.
Mrs M is the killcord nazi, even in the dinghy with the 5 on the back, she's watching.
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question :
these sofa style seats in the bigger ribs ...are they safe ?
at least with the jockey seats you can clench your legs to hold on and also if inline there are handles infront to hold onto.

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That is a reasonable point, especially in a rib where there is very little freeboard to retain the occupants.

People/kids lying around up forward, whilst underway, on squidgy squabs etc horrifys me.
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question :
these sofa style seats in the bigger ribs ...are they safe ?
at least with the jockey seats you can clench your legs to hold on and also if inline there are handles infront to hold onto.
IMO they are not much worse than jockey seats, but neither are actually fit for purpose on fast boats.
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Condolences to all involved. So easy to do as PD has confessed.

Be careful out there ....
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