Boating Safety

Summary:

My boat is a 4.7m RIB made by Buccaneer and is powered by 2X30hp 2 stroke Yamaha motors. It carries 4 passengers in relative comfort i.e. 3 divers and a topman. I have been fortunate to have had this extremely reliable boat for 8 years. I would not describe myself as an experienced skipper, but I have encountered my fair share of close shaves. In Natal the old adage holds sway: “There are two types of skippers. Those who have flipped and those who are going to flip!”

What is an experienced skipper? The number of launches probably does not…

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