Model Boat Mayhem

Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: martno1fan on October 03, 2011, 10:27:16 PM

Title: Mind that propeller
Post by: martno1fan on October 03, 2011, 10:27:16 PM
I thought id post this as i feel the members need to know what happened so heres the link,i found it quite shocking to say the least.Please also follow the links on the thread to find other information posted about this incident.Heres wishing this poor chap a speedy recovery.
Mart

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=82252
Title: Re: Mind that propeller
Post by: bulldog1966 on October 04, 2011, 06:36:51 AM
he is a very very lucky man to be alive when hit by speed boat on the open sea but what was the idiot of the speed boat thinking about dah comes to mined
Title: Re: Mind that propeller
Post by: tmbc on October 04, 2011, 08:39:59 AM
sounds like a lucky escape for the canoist ! wishing him a quick recovery
Title: Re: Mind that propeller
Post by: w3bby on October 04, 2011, 09:55:12 AM
Unfortunately accidents do happen, I wish the canoeist a speedy recovery.
I am sure the official enquiry will provide recommendations to help ensure that the incident is not repeated.
Title: Re: Mind that propeller
Post by: treeboa on October 04, 2011, 12:10:15 PM
terrible thought that, i had similar many years ago while i was snorkeling  off abersoch, bloody muppit in a fast boat that i managed to dive down from, its a horrible noise and i was lucky not to get hit, thing is i was swimming between my anchored 14 foot boat and a cliff face which was about 25 foot away, the speed boat went between the boat and cliff !!, unfortunatly you still dont need a licience to use small craft, if i rem right you can sail anything upto 20mtrs without any form of proficiency test
Title: Re: Mind that propeller
Post by: Arrow5 on October 04, 2011, 12:28:58 PM
According to a report on another site, the high speed boat was chasing an OMRA model during a race with four people aboard the chase boat.  Anybody from that organisation care to comment? {:-{
Title: Re: Mind that propeller
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 04, 2011, 12:32:25 PM
We're going to go down that route.
Topic locked.