Discussion in 'U.K.' started by ronald Macdonald, Apr 20, 2007.
have you ever felt like the end might be near on a boat?
Can't say I've ever been in too many stick nautical situations....
I was on a boat where the engine cut out and a huge ferry was coming toward us in poole harbour. we wre literally 20 seconds from jumping overboard when a guy in another boat threw us a line and rescued us
I almost drowned when a sailboat I was on flipped. Ironically it was the life jacket that almost did me in, becuase of it, I couldn't swim down and out, to get out from under the boat, I took it off and got out though. I hate being on the water now.
I remember a few years ago, got some bloke new to driving boats, had trust in him. We travelled past a wier but he must have gone too close because before I knew it, we were hitting the security chains. If we didn't have those security chains, I am very sure we would have been capsized and been sucked under. This lock was near Hurley Village.
Ive heard a few horror stories about those canal locks!
I walked behind an E-2 Hawkeye that was turning up on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt and thought I was gonna get blown over the side into the Atlantic Ocean.
I can't say that I've felt in danger whilst on a boat, but I've had a few close scrapes on a wakeboard / kneeboard
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Closest ive come was on a speedboat in Cuba, and because it was so windy Scott thought we might capsize:smilielol5:
Never been in many boats
I had a little fire on one, it was a very little fire but a surprise to see flames.
i nearly capsized once, and once i was trying to get out of a boat and missed and fell into the water. that was kinda funny but annoying. I was the first to go.
Yes, punts are dangerous things with barefeet...
Fishermen are still dying from some of the same things that sunk the old schooners. If too much ice builds up on the windward side on a winter trip, the boat becomes unstable and can capsize.
Perhaps we should start with rum punch. This delicious concoction, a mixture of rum and fruit juice, is available in any waterside bar. It can be positively euphoric in small doses and lethal in large. Strongly recommended at sunset, but be warned that the potency is often stronger than the flavor would suggest.
Ive done all sorts on boats. Broken toes, hit my head, fallen out, capsized.
but im a good sailor!
The first and only time I have been on those small sail boats (The ones for two people) and the bar swung round and hit me hard in the head, I almost went over the side to top it off.
Calm waters are decieving. They can pull any boat or swimmer to their doom. And there is low flowing dams which are even worse. Aswell as giant whirlpools, wiers and Dam undercurrents (WHere the turbine drags in water from above, creates a small powerful whirlpool) beware.
only when my dad is driving.
I hope my dad falls into a whirlpool near a dam.
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