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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by KnottyBuoyz, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. KnottyBuoyz
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    Oh well. Here goes. File this under stupid human tricks while boating.

    Just a word to the wise. I think it's a good idea (now) to tie those ladders off when you're working on anything.

    I took a tumble off a step ladder getting up on the swim platform of our boat (on trailer) on Monday. Next thing I remember is sitting in the E/R. It took me awhile to start to piece things back together but I was on the 4th. or 5th. rung of the ladder about to step onto the swim platform when it slipped out from under me. Swim platform is about 5-1/2' above the ground. Apparently (cause I'm still missing some time) I got up, went in the house, surfed the net and watched some TV when the wifey asked me if I was ok? I asked when did we move the boat? Thats when she said "take a shower we're going to the E/R!" Last thing I remember was dangling in mid air. Don't remember actually hitting the ground.

    You never know when you ticket is gonna get punched!

    Next time I'll wear a PFD (Personal Flying Device)! :(
     
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  2. safewalrus
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    Shades of Health and Safety - some of us have been saying this for years! Good on you Rick for admitting it! most wouldn't have the guts!
     
  3. kach22i
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    Nice story, good thing someone was around.

    Good idea in general to have another body around while working.
     
  4. KnottyBuoyz
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    I keep telling Lori it is her job to throw her body between the boat and the dock in case of a hard landing *lol* same principal would have applied in this situation! :p
     
  5. safewalrus
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    Trouble with that idea Rick is that you both may get to like it!..........now theres a thought!
     
  6. charmc
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    Glad you're OK, Rick.

    As too her throwing her body betwixt ye and the ground ... that's one reason so much boat maintenance gets deferred. :p
     

  7. safewalrus
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    Sounds good to me tho'
     
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