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Old 27 July 2012, 07:43   #11
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Its a Pac22 - whilst they are very good boats they aren't exactly bought for their stupid acceleration / top speed. I'm sure if you really try you can eject a crew member but if its driven responsibly (warning people about intentional rapid movements and being a little conservative with your driving
A Pac 22 is still a rib with tubes mid leg level and nowhere near the floor space of a big ship when standing, so a sudden movement which doesn't have to be fast can throw a person overboard if they are not expecting it. Yes the person helming the boat should warn persons on board that he is setting off, but mistakes are made and things like this do happen. Also just because other vessels are nearby doesn't necessarily stop a person from drowning (cold water shock) being one of them.
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:00   #12
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No Lifejackets? I hope they had a Passage Plan! I don't think my nerves could stand it if they didn't.

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Old 27 July 2012, 08:08   #13
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Old 27 July 2012, 08:49   #14
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Just a few pics of Old Spice on our trip to the riversway festival (preston) last weekend
Do you need an inland waterways licence to do that trip?
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Old 27 July 2012, 11:12   #16
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I think everyone I've seen or known fall off a rib or similar boat into the water has done so during launch/recovery or at a jetty or harbour etc; .

Are you forgetting the legend that is Rogue ?
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Old 27 July 2012, 11:56   #17
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This sort of subject usually gets a thread going a bit Watson sorry if I came over as picking on you that certainly is not my style mate that's why I put a whistling smilie at the end of my post and yeh.... I had nowt better to do. Welcome to RIBnet
Haha nah its fine itís just one of them topics int it, at the end of the day we should have had them on and usually do.

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Do you need an inland waterways licence to do that trip?
No licence is needed to keep / use a boat on the Ribble, the narrow boats lock out of the Leeds Liverpool canal onto the river Douglas, and Lancaster canal onto the Ribble. They created the Ribble Link in 2000ish to allow people to cross from one canal to the other by using the river.
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Old 27 July 2012, 15:58   #18
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So using the same argument would you advocate not using a Killcord to??
The RNLI don't use kill cords
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. Firstly, I'm not advocating the absence of lifejackets, i'm advocating the right of the skipper to make his own decision based on the local circumstances and situation; and then to post his photos on the forum without fear of retribution. Personally I wear one at all times by habit.
I am actually suprised it is not a legal requirement to wear a lifejacket in any fast open motorboats in the UK? Driving around when it is POSSIBLE to operate the boat while standing up in the Netherlands as well as not having lifejackets 'grab ready ' for all on board will will mean a huge fine..(and the waterrozzers DO check)
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I am actually suprised it is not a legal requirement to wear a lifejacket in any fast open motorboats in the UK? Driving around when it is POSSIBLE to operate the boat while standing up in the Netherlands as well as not having lifejackets 'grab ready ' for all on board will will mean a huge fine..(and the waterrozzers DO check)
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