Click for Cross Click for Llebroc Click for Nordhavn Click for Cheoy Lee Click for Mag Bay

Whoops!! Years of Boating Blunders!

Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by CaptEvan, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. ERTW

    ERTW Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    North America
    This has to be one of the most painful videos to watch! There's a lot of questions as to why this was ever attempted with breaking waves to beam.

  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,112
    Location:
    Miami, FL
  3. DBowman78

    DBowman78 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  4. German Yachting

    German Yachting Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,740
    Location:
    West Coast
  5. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,671
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
    Boat trailer.jpg
  6. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,671
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
    As Classic Week starts in Antigua, I thought I would share this photo of my late friend Kenny Coombs. He was one of the founders of the Classics and skippered many too. His wife Jane still runs the festival.

    The picture is of one of his crew slipping off the foredeck on a sail change. In a split second, Kenny leans over the side, and with one hand, plucks him back onboard while travelling at speed. Boy, was he strong!

    Kenny Combs.jpg
  7. German Yachting

    German Yachting Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,740
    Location:
    West Coast
  8. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,671
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
  9. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,207
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Brave but stupid move by the mate that literally jumped to help. Jumping off boats is bad on the knees, spine, and has potential for far worse. What if the deck was wet? What if he misjudged? What if the small boat skipper maneuvered? It's only a boat and no lives were in danger.
  10. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    5,750
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Add to that the risk of damaging the deck of the other boat and being held liable for that. So, really stupid move in so many ways. Could have slipped right before the jump and ended up between the two boats.
  11. captholli

    captholli Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,040
    Location:
    In The Bilge
    Missed it by that much! Juusst a tad to starb. & we'd be having a cold beer by now...

    ioff.jpg
  12. captholli

    captholli Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,040
    Location:
    In The Bilge

    And tacking in three, two one, ohhh crap!


    29694511_10213137583128949_577688228025287973_n.jpg
  13. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    2,662
    Location:
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    Neutral buoyancy?
  14. German Yachting

    German Yachting Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,740
    Location:
    West Coast
  15. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,671
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
  16. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,671
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
    Another visitor doesn't understand our 30' tides.

    Rocks3.jpg
  17. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,671
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
    I thought they were supposed to use oars?

    Amish boating.jpg
  18. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    8,409
    Location:
    Satsuma, FL
    Slip Side Parking
    image1.jpeg