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Old 14-08-2009, 12:04   #1
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Good Example: Thrown from a Dinghy...

Good video of what happens when you are thrown from a dingy... and some stupidity... would you swim toward a circling dingy!! Evening News 24 - Video: Moment of madness on the Broads
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Uggh.....and he kept swimming towards it!
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Wow, it looked like the prop had to have come very close to the fool a couple of times. I don't wish that he suffered any serious injury, but assuming he didn't . . . he got what he deserved.

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what a poor decision, reckless driver. i wonder what the final outcome was. How long until the boat runs out of gas?
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wow what an idiot
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Notice that he didn't have on a PFD, nor did he utilize the emergency stop laynyard if it was so equipped. Supid in the first place to operate the dink the way he did.......darting in the path of the other boat!! Was this a staged event???????? Why was there another boat convieniently nearby shooting the picture???????
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Looks like a candidate.

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I don't think it was staged. I think that anyone who would plan to stage something like this would have the foresight to not swim towards a propeller coming at them...for the same reasons you don't put your fingers down inside a blender.
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I suspect that was his mothership, he was goofing around circling them....but why was someone videoing... good point
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OK it's settled, the guys stupid. Now what would you as a responsible boater do. Help out in a very dangerous situation or just motor on by taking a video?
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Protecting the gene pool....

Hmmm... might be a tuff decison, what with protecting the gene pool and all.... I suppose if he became smart enough to get OUT OF THE WATER, then I'd go grab his dingy for him....
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OK it's settled, the guys stupid. Now what would you as a responsible boater do. Help out in a very dangerous situation or just motor on by taking a video?
This is one of those philosophical dilemmas, aye? I mean, there must be a dividing line somewhere that separates "sailor in distress whom I should assist" from "hazard to navigation that I should avoid." But just where is the line?
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Well, realistically, if there is room to idle nearby, I'd jump in the dink and go protect the guy, get him in the dink and then go get his dink.
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Well, realistically, if there is room to idle nearby, I'd jump in the dink and go protect the guy, get him in the dink and then go get his dink.
Sounds like a good way to go for a swim. If I could catch it with a hook, i'd consider it, but I wouldn't try to jump into it.

Oh YOUR dink- sorry, damn dyslexia again....
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At the risk of exposing myself for a fool, I’ll admit to having had a similar experience.
I was returning to “Southbound” (not playing chicken /w another boat), from a nearby dock, when I was flipped backwards out of my 13 Ft. Whaler (35 HP). I don’t recall the proximate cause.
As I went over, I twisted the throttle back to idle & pushed the tiller hard over, so the boat circled me. I was able to scramble back aboard on the first or second pass (I was INSIDE the turning circle). I was very lucky, that day - no PFD, no Stop Lanyard, and apparently, no sense.
Upon returning to Southbound, I changed clothes, the took Maggie to work, saying nothing. I thought I’d gotten away with it.
No so! Later that day, Maggie innocently asks, “So, why’d you go swimming from the dink this morning?” Busted!
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