Thre people pulled from water

The cray season hasn't started yet and already we have three people getting themselves into trouble out on the water according to channel seven news tonight.

Lets hope that this is not going to be a regular event as people throw caution to the wind and risk it all for a feed, no details about how it happened (or I missed it) lucky they were wearing life jackets and had set of an epirb which enabled them to be found quickly.


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 Don't know all the details

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:49

 Don't know all the details exactly but the stupid fool skipper( I can call him that is my uncle been boating most off his 60odd years off life) there was a biggish wave coming and instead off punching onto decided to turn round  that wave passed fine but the wave behind is the one that collected them and tipped the boat. This is wat my dad was telling me. Glad there safe and all but yeh I've been looking at the weather up there to see wat they'd be getting and they shouldn't off been going out in the size boat they had. The reef system they were trying to cross I won't cross it in anythen more than 2.5m now done it a couple times in 3'm and it's a bit scary   Always  watching the swell pattern ect and if following it always gota a spotter looking back and taking it safe 

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 glad that they are ok. not

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:54

 glad that they are ok. not good they lost all their gear and boat . only takes one stupid move and all can turn to shit. 

lesson learned the hard way unfortunatly. main thing they lived to walk another day

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luclyly there old time

Thu, 2017-10-12 21:06

luclyly there old time fisherman using handlines and basic tackle think the sounder was a old B/W unit.  The hull wasn't the best same as the motor. But yes I hope it is a lesson learnt specially for the other uncle on board that is a bit to gun ho  he loves his fishing and would fish pretty much any weather when up there but we have to say no it's to dangerous and he's not happy so I'm kinda glad its happened he still thinks he's 21 when he's 70 when it comes to fishing.  In the end glad there safe 

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 Very very lucky.  It reminds

Fri, 2017-10-13 08:59

 Very very lucky.  It reminds me about these "two old timers" who drowned while pulling pots off Penquin Island earlier this year.

 You should show them this-Thank goddness they are ok.  Go by a few Lotto tickets!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-28/81yo-man-dead-another-missing-off-penguin-island/8392444

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Safety gear

Fri, 2017-10-13 11:27

 You say the hull, motor, fishing gear wasn't cutting edge but good to see they set off the epirb and had life jackets on when found (according to the news story).

Safety gear saves lives and this is another testament to that. A reminder to us all.

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 Yeh it was very lucky they

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:23

 Yeh it was very lucky they had the safety gear. I very much dobubt they had the life jackets on when the boy capsozed lucky uncle has dived most his life so I assume he's dived under and grabbed the jackets but yes glad there safe and ok. 

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