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07-10-2007 06:59 PM
cardiacpaul everyone jumps, everyone...or jumped...and if they say they don't...they're not telling the truth...

I didn't jump that time, i was "pinched"
over a year later, still have the mark.
07-07-2007 09:16 AM
sailorjim99
Update

G'day folks

Simon is now out of hospital and walking SLOWLY with pins in his leg again.

Going to be sometime before he is back in action full time.

Also, we got him on a diet to shed about 20 kilos and should take some strain off his leg.

Thanks for you concern.

Jim.
07-06-2007 06:25 PM
Hyperion
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
TJ

everyone jumps, everyone...or jumped...and if they say they don't...they're not telling the truth...
It's only thanks to this thread that I now know I haven't been supposed to be jumping. I've always been on smaller (30' and under) boats on floating docks. Never really aware of the risk, apart from getting wet. I really appreciated this thread.
06-20-2007 09:12 AM
werebeagle Or swung from a rope on the yard on a tall ship.
06-20-2007 09:05 AM
Giulietta TJ

everyone jumps, everyone...or jumped...and if they say they don't...they're not telling the truth...
06-20-2007 09:00 AM
sailortjk1 Our slip requires a ladder to go from the boat to the slip.
No jumping. We have to grab our dock lines with our boat pole.

When approaching a transient mooring, you never know what you might find.

A mistake we make is that the person with the dock lines is standing either too far forward or too far aft. I keep telling them to stand amidship. I can get the fat part of the boat close and you step off.

I too have gotten close and we start to drift off. I yell, "quick, jump.!"
Opps my bad.
06-20-2007 08:47 AM
sailingdog Giu-

It depends... jumping off my boat onto a floating dock isn't a problem... they're not too different in height... Jumping off of some of the bigger monohulls, where the height difference is more noticeable can be a serious problem.
06-20-2007 08:44 AM
Giulietta You want to know something funny???

EVERYONE jumps...but then you get a post like yours, and suddenly everyone says..ohhh not me...not me....

EVERYONE jumps. Its stronger than man....
06-20-2007 08:01 AM
sailorjim99 G'day fellas.

Glad to hear that YOU ALL take care when docking.
What happened to Simon last sunday made me realize that pain and suffering is always close by.

He will be out of action for a few months at least.
Made me feel a little sick when I saw him there but I think from the number of members that witnessed it, a little more safety is about to come into the club from now on.

Up until then it had been a beautiful day.

Jim.
06-19-2007 10:59 PM
Boasun As I tell my crew!! Never jump from the boat to the dock. I will bring the boat close enough for you to step off. Never jump! Period!

And as you can see from the first post on this thread the reason why.
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