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Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #7831
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Not a very good morning for my pal Tim on the other side of the bay this morning.

When I got up I saw his boat had broken off his mooring overnight in the wind and had blown up on the rocks. So I shot him off an email and he came down and tied the boat to something, couldn't quite see what.

I have a spare mooring here so I think I'll offer it to Tim if he needs it.
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Oh dear...just heard back from Tim and apparently the leg/prop is wedged right in a crack in the rocks. Low tide in another 2 1/2 hours, so we'll see what we come up with. I've offered the use of a chain hoist and my 4' Jackall if it will help.
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I hope it turns out well for your friend Keith, let us know how it turns out.
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Hi Jim...well, we just spent a couple of hours over at Tim's boat. We have it secured better now and the leg is out of the crack in the rocks. Tim was able to lift the motor so it shouldn't sustain any more damage when the tide comes in. One of the blades on the prop is a bit dinged up...and wouldn't you know it, it's a brand new prop.

A few more hours before the tide will be high enough to help, so now we just wait.

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Thanks for letting us know Keith, that is the pits on the prop, hopefully it won't affect the performance.
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Thanks for letting us know Keith, that is the pits on the prop, hopefully it won't affect the performance.
I don't think the prop is the real problem Jim.

Tim took a nasty tumble about 6 feet off one of the seaweed covered rocks. He has hurt his back and his ribs and one knee. I'm trying to convince him that he doesn't need to perform any heroics this afternoon, and that I will keep an eye on the boat situation for him.

I will let you know what happens later.
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Well folks...everyone will be glad to hear that we got the boat off without incident this afternoon.

Tim, however, might have one or more cracked ribs. He's pretty sure nothing is broken...although he's in some considerable pain.

Just got an email from him and the motor ran flawlessly on the return trip, not even any vibration out of the prop - which may be OK after all.
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Glad he is okay...sounds like it will be a while for acrobatics for him. Good thing you were able to help.
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Cracked ribs? that going be pretty good pain and I think it will be wise have Tim to go to the doctor to check it out to make sure somecase bone fragement can do some hidden damage and you will not know until too late.

The pain can last about couple weeks and it will be little hard to breath for while and have him use very loose clothes on so it will not put any stress on the rib.

I have broke the ribs before it was pretty strong pain so I know how it is.

( broke at bottom of ribcage that is pretty strong pain area )

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Cracked ribs? that going be pretty good pain and I think it will be wise have Tim to go to the doctor to check it out to make sure somecase bone fragement can do some hidden damage and you will not know until too late.

The pain can last about couple weeks and it will be little hard to breath for while and have him use very loose clothes on so it will not put any stress on the rib.

I have broke the ribs before it was pretty strong pain so I know how it is.

( broke at bottom of ribcage that is pretty strong pain area )

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I did that and it took a good month till the pain and being able to breathe good subsided..
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Good gravy Keith, that is bad news about Tim, I hope he mends quickly. Let us know how he gets along.
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Cracked ribs? that going be pretty good pain and I think it will be wise have Tim to go to the doctor to check it out to make sure some cases bone fragment can do some hidden damage and you will not know until too late.

The pain can last about couple weeks and it will be little hard to breath for while and have him use very loose clothes on so it will not put any stress on the rib.

I have broke the ribs before it was pretty strong pain so I know how it is.

( broke at bottom of ribcage that is pretty strong pain area )

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Yes Marc...I hear you loud and clear.

Three times I have been through the rib experience and it doesn't get any better with practice!

He tried taking a handful of Ibuprofen yesterday when he was here, but it didn't have any effect.
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I did that and it took a good month till the pain and being able to breathe good subsided..
That's really a lot of the trouble, isn't it? You go to take a deep breath and it hurts like hell.

Fortunately, Tim is off work right now, so he doesn't have to do anything too strenuous...except voluntarily of course.

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Good gravy Keith, that is bad new about Tim, I hope he mends quickly. Let us know how he gets along.
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Tim is about 6' 6" tall, so I don't know what effect that will have on him. He was trying to convince me that his back was fine when he left, although when I checked it for him one of the vertebra was protruding slightly where he had landed on the rock. I'm betting he wakes up this morning not feeling quite so great.

He'll be back to the island in a couple or three weeks, so we'll have a chat when he returns.
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...morning Jim.

Tim is about 6' 6" tall, so I don't know what effect that will have on him. He was trying to convince me that his back was fine when he left, although when I checked it for him one of the vertebra was protruding slightly where he had landed on the rock. I'm betting he wakes up this morning not feeling quite so great.

He'll be back to the island in a couple or three weeks, so we'll have a chat when he returns.
Hopefully that wasn't his spine protruding, if so he has got problems. Thanks for letting us know.

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