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Old 11 July 2015, 06:57   #1
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Ouch!

Climbing off the rib in the rain. Tubes wet and slippery (just cleaned). Slipped. Fell awkwardly and landed badly! Fractured ankle the result! 😞
No boating for a while grrrr
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Old 11 July 2015, 07:03   #2
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Bad luck dude! Think we've all slipped off a RIB - ground is possibly more dangerous than water - ask Hamish Currie!! Actually - you were lucky in a way.....
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Sorry to hear your news Tony. Did it myself years ago. Hope it means well and quickly. Cheers B


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sorry.
hopefully a fast and full recovery.
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Just proves a point....NEVER clean your tubes lol

On a more serious note.....Get better soon!
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Ouch!

Feel sorry for you!
I snapped my Achilles about 6 weeks ago whilst jumping of the RIB.
They reckon I be able to walk without crutches in about 3 months😢

Get well soon!
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Saturday Easter weekend. Fell of mine.......broken wrist and knocked out both front teeth. Thanks to Forth Valley Royal Hospital A&E, teeth put back in and cast now off. I've managed to put three hundred miles on the boat in the last two weeks. Wrist aches a bit hanging on but it's great to be back out there.

I fell off the boat because I was being an 4r5e.....no point in trying to come up with a plausible excuse.......
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Get well soon tonymac. Hope you have the remote control at hand and a glass of something to numb the pain.

Sounds bleed'n sore Last Tango.
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Thanks to Forth Valley Royal Hospital A&E, teeth put back in and cast now off.
I have a weird mix of the two stories - a slip & FVRH.....

Easdale weekend, got back home at just after midnight, was pushing the trailer into the garage, drizzly night and to this day I still don't know if I put my foot on a wet leaf, a slug or what, but out it went from under me, and down I went....

I still don't know if I met the Jockey wheel or winch handle on the way down with my left ear..... First I knew of it (having landed on my shoulder it was eclipsing the pain in my almost not attached earlobe!) HAving picked myself up, cursed quietly under mny breath & finished parking the trailer was the huge puddle of blood on the drawbar as I went to pull the garage door down!

Into the house, checked the mirror and 2.5 hrs later was thanking the team at FVRH A&E for (literally) stitching me back together.

As it was a Saturday night I also got the feeling they were glad to see someone whose injury wasn't a direct result of being ratted after a night in Falkirk!) One of my "Fellow customers" was entertaining from where I was sitting, but I'm so glad I wasn't on duty in there!


Anyway all back to as normal as it's ever likely to get. Now seriously looking at an electric winch to do that bit of the day's entertainment!

Just goes to show - it's not the big "mid Atlantic / 30 foot waves" kind of accidents that most of us see......


Hope you guys get back up & running soon.
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Anyway all back to as normal as it's ever likely to get. Now seriously looking at an electric winch to do that bit of the day's entertainment!
Know what you mean. Reckon I've nearly put my back out hauling the Ribcraft into the garage. It has to get over a 3/4" lip on the garage floor, but there's no height with the 8' up-and-over door, so can't just heave-ho on a run to get her in. Thought about an anchor point on the floor and ratchet strap it in. Cheaper than going oh-eh-la electric.
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When I saw you had replied I thought you were also going to join the Ribnet / FVRH crew!

Yeah, I have thought of may options, including 2 wire pulleys and a trailer winch by the door! Design Jury still out, but will be checking the ground before the pushing until the solution is decided upon!
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Now seriously looking at an electric winch to do that bit of the day's entertainment!
I've built a jetty in the driveway. Decided garden chairs are not the way to get in and out of the boat.........
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3 weeks ago I was in plaster. Today I'm in compression and support bandages only! Seems that the bone fragment they saw was an old injury - one that I didn't realise that I had done apparently?? - and so they then diagnosed ligament and tendon damage. So I'm using a stick for some support but actually it is getting better rapidly. I do have to elevate it to keep swelling down but I can walk!



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I'm still in dry dock after back op on 3rd June,not looking like getting back onboard as op was not successful,next op is bone fusion so not looking good for this season.��
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I'm still in dry dock after back op on 3rd June,not looking like getting back onboard as op was not successful,next op is bone fusion so not looking good for this season.��

Sorry to hear that bmb779. Sincerely hope things improve for you soon.
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I'm still in dry dock after back op on 3rd June,not looking like getting back onboard as op was not successful,next op is bone fusion so not looking good for this season.��
Ouch I feel your pain literally, 3 months since mine, still have an open wound on my back 5cm by 2cm, 1.5cm deep (was 4cm deep and wide). Had to have 2 further ops to clean out the infection.
I've still to get back on the boat, tho back on the Bike for the first time this week.

Hope the fusion sorts the issue.
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Six weeks in and the boat hasn't moved - still under cover

Swelling mostly away except when I'm on my feet too long but I do have mobility and can walk without the stick

Going to the Doc tomorrow so hopefully I'll get the all clear to get on the water again.

Many thanks for all the good wishes and PMs


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Climbing off the rib in the rain. Tubes wet and slippery (just cleaned). Slipped. Fell awkwardly and landed badly! Fractured ankle the result! 😞
No boating for a while grrrr
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Yeah, I have thought of may options, including 2 wire pulleys and a trailer winch by the door! Design Jury still out, but will be checking the ground before the pushing until the solution is decided upon!
I can recommend a remote controlled 12v trailer winch. I tried also "manual "versions but this works much better for me, as controlling/steering single handed the trailer during operation is so much easier with the electrical version.

I have this winch ATV - QUAD WINCH MG-3000 + WIRELESS REMOTE - Malagambe OFF-ROAD Guess its not that great quality but it does not cost much either...Anyway it has much more power than i ever was able to pull.
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