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Old 27-02-2011, 07:24   #31
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Re: Hold On in a Fast Dinghy ?

Poor bloody cat!

Great photo

The cat is the only one without a life jacket...
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Old 27-02-2011, 07:36   #32
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Re: Hold On in a Fast Dinghy ?

ROFLMAO

that cat is the funniest thing I seen all week lol
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Old 27-02-2011, 07:37   #33
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Re: Hold On in a Fast Dinghy ?

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Hi Folks,

Some advice please:

Yesterday I jumped into a dinghy with 2 people. The mental pygmy at the controls (I shouldn't really call this brain-fried drip a mental pygmy as he is a fellow member of this forum!) told me NOT to hang on! He said if bounced out I would break the holding-on hand. He, of course was holding on to the outboard throttle and his girl friend was holding on the dinghy painter.
It was blowing 20 knots with squalls often above, we were going to windward with a fetch of nearly 1 mile and there were lots of bumpy waves. His OB is 25 HP and he is never known to run it slow.

I told him to put a sock in it and hung on for grim death.

I have only recently bought a big dink which planes - the old 3.3hp was too slow to require any holding on to anything..


Do you hang on in a fast dinghy? How?


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Was it a fixed or removable thwart. If it was fixed (assuming youre on the centre thwart) you should be able to grab its underside.

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Re: Hold On in a Fast Dinghy ?

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ROFLMAO

that cat is the funniest thing I seen all week lol
I think he's trying for the tow vehicle.

On a serious note (sorry), whenever I see these towed flotation devices with more then one person aboard I wish the occupants would wear helmets. It looks like the perfect opportunity for a child to get a concussion. Especially those big tubes. Cat's excluded of course.
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