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Old 24-03-2005, 06:44 PM   #1
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dangerous sport.

it hit home today how dangerous our sport is,i had just finished testing my boat when out of the corner of my eye i so a guy barrel roll his phantom 21.my boat was out of fuel but luckily hutchy had been water testing a phantom 18 so i jumped in that and got the guy out of the water while hutchy who managed to get my boat running on fumes recovered the guys boat.
the guy in the water had no lifejacket on and his killcord had not been fitted. it must have taken 15 minutes to get the guy out of the water,what a struggle.
it must have been his lucky day,apart from a sore arm and a few aches he got off lightly.
when talking to the guy later he said it was the first time he had been out without a lifejacket, i bet its his last.
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Old 24-03-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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How quick was he going?
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Old 24-03-2005, 06:51 PM   #3
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They same sort of thing happened to me i stuffed my marshan when i was flat out rip my screen off cut me head open and knocked myself out, my m8 ended up in the back of the boat face down in the water and guess wot, i didnt have my lifejacket on! i always wear it now!
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Old 24-03-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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i think he was going flat out, he'd just had some work done on engine and was testing it before racing this weekend.
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Old 24-03-2005, 08:59 PM   #5
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It's all on that sliding scale of life.
I'd stay in a boat anyday rather that partake in the art of
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Old 24-03-2005, 11:48 PM   #6
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That's as good as the skier jumping the house..

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Old 26-03-2005, 01:01 AM   #7
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my mate fell out the back of a phantom 21 at about 60mph but didnt make it to the water, got stuck around the outboard and in the well with his legs almost in the water, he aint ever been in a phantom since!!
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Old 26-03-2005, 01:12 AM   #8
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He's probably be safe in a canal boat!, some people aint cut out for it ya know
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Old 26-03-2005, 10:50 AM   #9
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In the pre power trim days in class Iv (OCR) the only way you could trim was with the co-driver
Quite normal to see guys move to the engine well to get the weight back.

I even witnessed one fker who wounld climb on to the leg and stad holding the motor just above the cav plate.
BALLS big ones i wouldn't, still got all his limbs so I'm told
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Old 26-03-2005, 11:07 AM   #10
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I even witnessed one fker who wounld climb on to the leg and stad holding the motor just above the cav plate.
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