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Old 06-05-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Accident

RIB accident today
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22421047

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Old 06-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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Very sad if only they had the kill switch lanyard on .
Wake up call for those how don't .
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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Respect to Charlie Toogood, the young man who jumped on the boat to stop it.
Fast thinking and respect also to the young lad who drove his boat to get him into the right position.

There's no doubt there will be repercussions - there always is.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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You have to start to ask is it time you need a licence? The powerboat level 2 aint worth a toss in my opinion but from a legal stand point it would help. I have always considered my self a respectful pleasure boater, now i do it for a living i see some real idiots on the thames still. Over crowded boats, kids with no life jackets etc.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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You have to start to ask is it time you need a licence? The powerboat level 2 aint worth a toss in my opinion but from a legal stand point it would help. I have always considered my self a respectful pleasure boater, now i do it for a living i see some real idiots on the thames still. Over crowded boats, kids with no life jackets etc.
I was always was against licences for years I did my level 2 years ago now and at least it gives you some safety tips on a basic level ,most things are covered for day boating hurts to say totally with you on this one
And the cost of a course is few hundred pounds,which you would get back on your insurance in no time.
A level 2 is better than nothing and now should be a legal requirement
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I think its only a matter of time before its compulsory, its such a shame for people to get hurt or worse because of ignorance. even before i had my licence safety was drummed into me by my dad and Clive Jones. for my own safety first,then you respect the dangers all around.
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I think its only a matter of time before its compulsory, its such a shame for people to get hurt or worse because of ignorance. even before i had my licence safety was drummed into me by my dad and Clive Jones. for my own safety first,then you respect the dangers all around.
It's not just you and your crew it's everyone who has to try and stop a out of control boat and this happens a lot Paul ,it's happen at least 3 times in the last 5 years in southampton water and this may not go down well with some but every time it's rib I do know if the lifeboat get to them they run them down and sink them
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