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Old 12-06-2013, 19:15   #16
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Re: Another Dinghy disaster

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That's not much of a "disaster". If you are constantly saving them, maybe you can give us a better example - a flip in the surf or something. Heck, in SF Bay I could have taken pics of painters under tension going straight down into the water from the back of the boat.
Didn't have my camera when the last one got shredded. Mmm so in SF bay people like sinking there dinks !! Not really trying to win a sensationalism competition just making a point. Or is it the everything is bigger and better discussion ?
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Old 12-06-2013, 19:22   #17
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Never one to be shy about displaying my ignorance, I must ask how that keeps happening? Are they breaking loose from moorings? Falling off davits? Or what?
No they are all tied to the pier..
Tide wind and current !!!!
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Old 13-06-2013, 01:51   #18
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Re: Another Dinghy disaster

Bigger dinghy disaster is those idiots who don't use the kill cord.

Father and daughter killed by their own boat.
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Idiots? On face value maybe, but I don't use mine on the 6hp all the time...... On a typical trip to shore lifejackets are on and off we go. If it is bumpy I will put the safety on. Am I the only other 'idiot' out there?
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Old 13-06-2013, 07:02   #20
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Idiots? On face value maybe, but I don't use mine on the 6hp all the time...... On a typical trip to shore lifejackets are on and off we go. If it is bumpy I will put the safety on. Am I the only other 'idiot' out there?
No. I'm also an idiot. And for many more reasons than the one you describe.

If I get run over by my own dinghy, or it sinks at the dock, it would probably serve me right.
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Old 14-06-2013, 10:10   #21
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Re: Another Dinghy disaster

I do not typically use the kill cord or a lifejacket, though of course if its crappy I would (though I typically just decide that the trip isn't worthwhile).

The one that gets me is the folks who cast off before they start (or, discover they can't start) the engine...
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I have a friend who was severely injured from falling over from a dinghy with a 6HP, use the kill cord...

Unerringly , dinghies seem to run their drivers over!!!.
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I have a friend who was severely injured from falling over from a dinghy with a 6HP, use the kill cord...

Unerringly , dinghies seem to run their drivers over!!!.
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Mea culpa here. When I was about 18, I was in a skiff with a 7.5 hp and was moving along slowly and reached to retrieve something from the water and lost my balance and fell in. I then watched my skiff make a circle and come back around to get me. I grabbed onto the bow and hung on and the boat just kept making circles, wondering how long I could hang on before letting go and getting chewed up by the prop. Luckily it was making wider and wider circles and eventually, went into shallow enough water that I could touch the bottom and then climb in.

Use the kill cord. We didn't have them back then. But, I use them now.
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Re: Another Dinghy disaster

Actually, Emma, I appreciate the reminder. I use mostly floating docks, anchorages and moorings where getting trapped under a dock is no issue. It would be easy to miss this if preoccupied with other things.
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