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Old 04-28-2013, 04:11 PM
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OMG, be careful folks, let's pray he's going to be OK.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:20 PM
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Had something real similar happen right here in my boating waters recently, except the prop scalped the man and killed him instantly with his two young sons on board.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Orthobam
Tragic. This scares the s**t out of me too. I hate people walking back there. I thought about opening my hatches halfway for something to hold on to. I put it in neutral far away from the docks, get all my stuff out and have the help sit on the back. Makes me want a bustle or swim platform even more.
I recently heard about an accident on a big Baia (like a Sunseeker) that had rolla props/surface drives. Guy was trying to help tie up the boat but lost his balance and face planted on the floating metal dock.....bad head injury but thankfully boat was in neutral.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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Just goes to show ya don't have to be going fast to have bad things happen. I don't let anyone stand on the hatch when backing in.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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Scary stuff and it happens quick. Neutral, put the lines on the cleats, then everybody back in the cockpit before going back into gear. The lines are long enough they can hold them in the cockpit and have plenty of slack.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by c_deezy
Scary stuff and it happens quick. Neutral, put the lines on the cleats, then everybody back in the cockpit before going back into gear. The lines are long enough they can hold them in the cockpit and have plenty of slack.
Good advice.

It also makes it easier for the captain to see the corners when backing if someone is not sitting/standing there.

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:21 PM
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Terrible to hear
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