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Old 28 July 2014, 21:46   #1
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When the sun comes out, out goes safety..

and no they didn't take the jackets off on arrival - I noticed them inbound about a half a mile away.

I'm sure everyone has seen similar scenes recently with the good weather - all tragedies waiting to happen....
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Old 29 July 2014, 01:53   #2
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Just out of interest, have you ever 'fallen out at 20kts' ?

I have hit the water at that speed and a lot faster countless times, you only skim the surface even without a BA, you certainly dont go '1 to 2m under'

In the 100's of times I have hit the water, I have never been knocked out and my speed exceeded 50kts on a lot of those occasions.

Wearing BA's and LJ's is a good thing, but your statements belong on the front page of a tabloid for the uneducated. Allow people to do there own risk assessment. Offshore, in an F10 ? Where a LJ, cove hopping on a sunny millpond day with several other able bodied people in the boat? up to you.

The people in the picture dont deserve to be splashed over the premier rib forum and suffer denegration just for having a day out.
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Old 29 July 2014, 02:03   #3
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the statements may be a little extreme, but it sounds like youre talking about hitting the water whilst skiing etc, the op is talking about being thrown from a boat, which could very easily involve you hitting your head on the way out. either way on my boat its lifejackets at all times, or youre not coming on.
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Old 29 July 2014, 03:10   #4
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Old 29 July 2014, 04:16   #5
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Bit fed up of these threads now. If you want to wear a lifejacket then go for it, but posting on ribnet about everyone who is seen not doing the same just isn't going to go anywhere.

I don't feel as if it's any of our business if other people choose to use their boats without a BA or lifejacket, it's quite unpleasant to start sticking photos of such people over the internet.

(edited because I need to do my research in future and probably shouldn't allow real world irritation to come out in my ribnet postings )
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Old 29 July 2014, 04:44   #7
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Absolutely sick of these threads now. If you want to wear a lifejacket then go for it, but we don't need to be informed every time someone on here notices another rib user not wearing one.

It is absolutely none of your business if other people choose to use their boats without a BA or lifejacket, it's very poor form to start sticking photos of such people over the internet and acting like they've committed a crime.
Wot 'e said I think the phrase you're looking for is DILLIGAF
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...and acting like they've committed a crime.
In this case, they HAVE broken the law, which puts a slightly different slant on your rant - a bit of manners wouldn't go amiss when you decide to tell people what they should or shouldn't post on RIBnet

The OP is in Ireland, so fair enough to assume the photo was taken there. The law here is "Everyone on board a vessel of less than 23 feet (7.0 metres) in length must wear a lifejacket/personal flotation device."
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Absolutely sick of these threads now. If you want to wear a lifejacket then go for it, but we don't need to be informed every time someone on here notices another rib user not wearing one.

It is absolutely none of your business if other people choose to use their boats without a BA or lifejacket, it's very poor form to start sticking photos of such people over the internet and acting like they've committed a crime.
Could not agree more, Well said
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