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Old 09 May 2009, 05:47   #11
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Me too!

I guess we will all be locked up soon ! Now with ' grey streak' going to Trevor I am left with ' mini- streak' & 'streaker - red streak was a topper I once had - anyone see a pattern ? )

Trevor while more expensive you can get somevery good deals on new small engines - with the benefits of warranty etc at the mo ?
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Old 09 May 2009, 06:13   #12
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Carry on guys, scoff as much as you like. Those that know me know I am not
anal about anything or PC or a rules and regs kinda bloke. However, I've been 'had' in the shin by a prop. I know people that are seriously disfigured through prop injuries and every couple of years or so someone is killed.
Perhaps I am a little prop paranoid, is that a bad thing?
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Old 09 May 2009, 07:36   #13
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Mollers - dont think anyone is scoffing in any way & sure we would all agree that prop guards have an important place in small boating.

I'd guess we have all had close calls with props that lead to a healthy respect for them - hopefully hence why we all let our kids learn & gain experiance and a similar respect/ parania under supervision. Defiantley better to be paranoid & not injure anyone than be complacent
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Think a prop guard would be the best way to go - Mollers, that's a very sad story you linked too.

Dizzy, have you thought about an electric outboard?
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Old 09 May 2009, 12:57   #15
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Think a prop guard would be the best way to go - Mollers, that's a very sad story you linked too.

Dizzy, have you thought about an electric outboard?
What is not mentioned is that there was a Doctor and an Intensive Care nurse on the beach at the time and neither could anything for him, such were the extent of his injuries.
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What is not mentioned is that there was a Doctor and an Intensive Care nurse on the beach at the time and neither could anything for him, such were the extent of his injuries.
Jesus

There was a teen age girl thrown off the back of RIB off Southport beach. Two life guards had been showing off, or so the story goes. Dental records had to be used.
I'm off to price a prop guard!
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