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Old 31-01-2019, 05:07   #1
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More over priced marine rubbish - that can kill

One gets more than a little fed up with being ripped off for sailing kit. Hoping that it will be of decent quality; only to find out that it is not.

However, even the hardened cynics might be shocked by this MAIB report into the quality, as in lack of it, of throw lines which are meant to help save the life of a MOB.

https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/fail...tent=immediate

You might want to check yours and, if it shows the same failings, report the manufacturer and get a replacement.
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Re: More over priced marine rubbish - that can kill

There should be jail time involved when a manufacturer markets substandard safety equipment. Are there no safety standards set by a governing body in each country of use, or in this case EU approved?
The prudent mariner should be willing to pay a fair price for an approved safety product. I have no safety device aboard which isn’t U.S. Coast Guard Approved. The prudent mariner should also thoroughly inspect every piece of safety equipment before it is put aboard, and once again on an annual basis, at the minimum.
I enter all my tests in the ships log to ensure proof of due diligence and to act as a list for subsequent years.
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More over priced marine rubbish - that can kill

So basically the line was composed of scraps fused together. That is both criminal and in fact, comical.
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