Who on here can put his hand on his heart and say "Cor blimey that was a close one" I know I have on many occasions, sometimes through over confidence other times by "the hand of god" playing games. As long as we are going slowly enough, then even when it goes "tits up" little or no damage is done either to you or your neighbours. Not enough practice is generally the cause of these palpitations.
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Thread: Hands up boat handlers
27-04-12, 10:47 #11
27-04-12, 11:40 #12Registered User
Location : midlands boat Hamble
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27-04-12, 11:41 #13
27-04-12, 11:50 #14
Though it is often quoted, I think the majority of boaters know we aren't driving a car but so relatively rarely (compared to a car) find ourselves at the helm of a boat that it doesn't become instinctive.
27-04-12, 11:57 #15
27-04-12, 12:04 #16
27-04-12, 12:09 #17
This is one of my better efforts. LOL iF ONLY THEY WERE ALL LIKE THAT!!
Last edited by omega2; 27-04-12 at 12:55.
27-04-12, 15:32 #18
My all time low was pulling into the fuel dock at Weymouth on my own boat to be greeted by the gnarly old salt on the pump who said: "is this your first time on a boat?"
...and my all time high was in a boat - not my own - with both Jon Mendez and Lester McCarthy as witnesses, turning by Bursledon Bridge and ghosting in to a smallish space on RK Marine's pontoon with just one dab of the throttle. I could see I'd nailed it perfectly from 50 metres away. In the dark. Pure luck!!
As I said, I've now retired from this sport.
Last edited by benjenbav; 27-04-12 at 15:45.
29-04-12, 21:08 #19
I remember it well - we were blinded by the grin!!!Having fun out on the water!http://www.mendezmarine.co.uk