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Old 23-06-2014, 11:59   #136
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I hear the good die young. I will live forever, I'm a mean rotten bastard.
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Old 23-06-2014, 12:08   #137
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As the jumper said passing the 40th floor windows.


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Old 23-06-2014, 12:56   #138
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IMHO, the important risk metric is the fatality rate per ocean crossing attempts.

If 5000 yachts cross the Atlantic per year and there are 3 or 4 founderings and 5 fatalities come out of the founderings or by other accidents at sea then the fatality rate is 100 per 100,000 crossings. BTW, I am making up these numbers, back of the envelope calculations.

If one talks about avalanche fatalities there are roughly 25 skier deaths per year in North America (12 this year in the US.) Numerically all happen in the back country where, I a making this up, 0.0001 percent of the skiers participate.

100 per 100,000 ocean crossings is a high fatality rate even when compared to death rates by guns. With these numbers you have an ~25 times greater risk of dying crossing the ocean then you do getting killed in a shooting in the US.

My sense is a much greater risk in each backcountry skiing excursion than getting killed by a gun or drowning crossing the Atlantic.

All that said, crossing the Atlantic in a yacht carries a substantial risk.

The ocean crossing risk can be mitigated by having a well found yacht, crossing in the right months, and using a serious approach to preparation and safety.
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Old 23-06-2014, 13:17   #139
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Or you could just not cross the Atlantic at all. I will have flown across the Atlantic 3 times in the last 10 days, what are my risks of going down on that 3rd flight?
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Or you could just not cross the Atlantic at all. I will have flown across the Atlantic 3 times in the last 10 days, what are my risks of going down on that 3rd flight?
obviously nil, unless you have internet access at 36,000 feet

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Or you could just not cross the Atlantic at all. I will have flown across the Atlantic 3 times in the last 10 days, what are my risks of going down on that 3rd flight?
Guess it all depends who your sitting next to...
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:45   #142
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I've heard stories.
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Old 23-06-2014, 15:57   #143
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Re: Dangers at Sea, Dangers on Land

A gentle slow bus ride. No danger there.

Intense Himalayas bus ride. [VIDEO]

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I can swim, I used to go spearfishing with snorkel and Weights, Had a 4 foot seas snake six inches from my face In Mackay Harbour and the rocks along the beach, Where the channel is, Its full of big sharks, Big deal,

Is that Big Groper still there with the spears hanging out of it, Under the wharfe,
I just prefer not to go into the water, Unless necessary, Thats my choice,

Cars with air bags, Modern technology, Its great, No Doubt, One of my vehicles has them, Sides and front,

Its Cotton Wool your wrapped in, They still have to cut whats left of you out of it,

Like Atgatt on bikes, They think they wont get hurt with Full Leathers on, Duuuhhhh.
I started off, Riding Speedway Solo, Precautions there, Dont hit the Wall,
Brakes are, Turning the Motor Off,

Like I said, Prepare for the worst, anything less, Is a walk in the park, But thats Eminently Dangerous as well, You might get Mugged,
A Gum tree might drop a branch and still kill you, On a dead still day,

The day you stay home in bed because the vibes are wrong for you, Thats the day the aircraft engine comes thru your roof, and kills you in bed,

Common sense isnt so common any more,
If you have Fears, Thats also your choice on how you deal with it,
Got to smile when anyone ends up in the water and are miraculously saved from shark infested waters.

Lots of friendly snakes on the harbour wall. With scuba students I always found it best to pick them up and show the students they were not a issue to be around.

Groupers are a protected species for many years now.

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Groupers are a protected species for many years now.

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we got the same in South Africa. I think that it's us that should be protected against the Groupers now. One nearly drowned me a while ago.
They are stunning animals. I see on some wrecks, even the Zambezi (Bull) sharks are wary of them.
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A gentle slow bus ride. No danger there.

Intense Himalayas bus ride. [VIDEO]

Coops.


Holy ***** Man!!!!!

Great video……….
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