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Another one. Man swims kilometre in rough seas while woman clings to vessel.

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Created by Trek 2 months ago, 14 Jan 2019
Trek
NSW, 813 posts
14 Jan 2019 4:57PM
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The dumbness is unbelievable. No mobile phone in water proof bag. No $69 marine VHF. And out in heavy weather. Lots of fun. I would do it but NOT with a passenger who can't swim. And not unprepared. The skipper is hopeless. The guy should get roasted by the authorities.
www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/man-swims-kilometre-in-rough-seas-while-woman-clings-to-vessel-20190114-p50r7e.html

jbear
NSW, 68 posts
14 Jan 2019 7:31PM
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What about a game of TENNIS LUV !!

Trek
NSW, 813 posts
14 Jan 2019 10:08PM
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jbear said..
What about a game of TENNIS LUV !!


Please explain, I don't get that.

MichaelR
NSW, 724 posts
15 Jan 2019 12:55PM
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Trek said..


jbear said..
What about a game of TENNIS LUV !!




Please explain, I don't get that.



Just Bear's odd humour Trek. Ya get that when you're as old and cruddy as him.

Referring to a capsized catamaran giving a good surface on which to play tennis while you wait for rescue.

Trek
NSW, 813 posts
15 Jan 2019 1:34PM
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MichaelR said..

Trek said..



jbear said..
What about a game of TENNIS LUV !!





Please explain, I don't get that.




Just Bear's odd humour Trek. Ya get that when you're as old and cruddy as him.

Referring to a capsized catamaran giving a good surface on which to play tennis while you wait for rescue.


Ah yes, I was suspecting something like that

Karsten
NSW, 250 posts
15 Jan 2019 6:02PM
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Must admit I've committed similar acts in the past - sailed a Hobie off the beach with only a life jacket; no Vhf radio and no phone.
Are comms equipment now standard recommendation for Hobie's, or is it purely a matter of distance ventured from shore ?

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1501 posts
15 Jan 2019 5:15PM
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Karsten said..
Must admit I've committed similar acts in the past - sailed a Hobie off the beach with only a life jacket; no Vhf radio and no phone.
Are comms equipment now standard recommendation for Hobie's, or is it purely a matter of distance ventured from shore ?




Hi Karsten,
Mucking around off the beach on cats, I hope like Christ we never have to have electronics. I think it's part of growing up pitchpoling a Hobie off the beach and swimming around trying to get the mast out of the mud!
If its too far for everyone on board to swim/float to shore, yep, I'd definitely have a watertight bag with a phone or VHF.

slammin
QLD, 819 posts
15 Jan 2019 5:28PM
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If coastal I always carried an epirb. Too easy for something to go wrong and end up in NZ.



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