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Old 30-08-2015, 20:47   #1
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Boat bashed in by Irish Sea

Here's a news item about a boating accident on the Irish Sea. A wave bashed in the windows and overturned the boat, throwing the crew into the water.

Elderly man who died in boating accident was on family trip | World news | The Guardian
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Old 30-08-2015, 22:30   #2
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Re: Boat bashed in by Irish Sea

Sad story, but WTF: Elderly??? He was only 73... that's not elderly!!

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Sad story, but WTF: Elderly??? He was only 73... that's not elderly!!

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Now now Jim, don't get testy.
BTW how is that little rebellion you organised going these days ?

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Re: Boat bashed in by Irish Sea

10 people on an 18-foot rigid inflatable?

Looks like it can happen. I stand corrected. Still, seems like a lot of people for that size inflatable.

http://www.scubatrader.com/st/ads/sd...265846688.html

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Re: Boat bashed in by Irish Sea

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Here's a news item about a boating accident on the Irish Sea. A wave bashed in the windows and overturned the boat, throwing the crew into the water.

Elderly man who died in boating accident was on family trip | World news | The Guardian
It wasn't bashed in, and an 18ft RIB has no windows, as far as I know. It was swamped by a wave.

How is the swamping of an 18ft RIB relevant to a cruiser's forum?
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Old 30-08-2015, 23:17   #6
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Now now Jim, don't get testy.
BTW how is that little rebellion you organised going these days ?

Just kidding.
Just heard this morning that the strike (or whatever ya wanna call it) has ended, and life is back to normal in Noumea. We're around 50 miles northwest of the big smoke, and out in the boonies, so we couldn't tell what was going on in the city. Some sort of agreement was signed, but just what concessions were made by either side is yet unknown to us.

I'm glad it's over.

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