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Old 11 October 2005, 19:19   #21
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anyway........

its not like a 6m rib causes that much wake pottering along !

well..... not that a 30ft displacement cruiser at the same speed displaces much water and causes little wake!

now lets really start grumping about what goes on up the thames that gets my goat......rowers........

1. Coach-boats (chopped up dart catamarans) exceeding the speed limit getting in the way of other water users.

2. Rowing boats......with their massive stability, manouverability,and draft.

3. CHILDREN on the water WITHOUT ADEQUATE PERSONAL BOUYANCY!
how can this be safe? how can their governing sports body see this as being safe?

4. Guys riding bikes along the tow path riding into people walking their dogs.

have i offended anybody?

coming up next week...........windsurfers!
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Funny you should mention rowers!

They are in mechanically propelled vessels, which means that they are subject to the same regulations as powered craft, yet they sit facing in the wrong direction, so they can't keep a safe lookout!

Seriously though, a bit of tolerance goes a long way. I don't mind slowing down to a dead stop for rowers, particularly those going in the opposite direction.
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anyway........

its not like a 6m rib causes that much wake pottering along !

well..... not that a 30ft displacement cruiser at the same speed displaces much water and causes little wake!

now lets really start grumping about what goes on up the thames that gets my goat......rowers........

1. Coach-boats (chopped up dart catamarans) exceeding the speed limit getting in the way of other water users.

2. Rowing boats......with their massive stability, manouverability,and draft.

3. CHILDREN on the water WITHOUT ADEQUATE PERSONAL BOUYANCY!
how can this be safe? how can their governing sports body see this as being safe?

4. Guys riding bikes along the tow path riding into people walking their dogs.

have i offended anybody?

coming up next week...........windsurfers!
some of the massive river boats make hardly a ripple, is amazing to see.

i must admit some of the rowers are a pain, have got into a few shouting matches with some of those jumped up gits, there are a few that give the rest of them a bad name, as in anything i guess.

but all in all a lovely place to be but.....

at midnight if you moor up just up or down river of henley you get plagued by disco boats full of drunken buggers and a disco going on so loud it is incredible.....so the advice is drink loads so you sleep thru the racket..
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Funny you should mention rowers!

They are in mechanically propelled vessels, which means that they are subject to the same regulations as powered craft, yet they sit facing in the wrong direction, so they can't keep a safe lookout!

Seriously though, a bit of tolerance goes a long way. I don't mind slowing down to a dead stop for rowers, particularly those going in the opposite direction.
Only if you define the human body as a Mechanism not an Organism my dear friend!

They sit facing the wrong direction, so ignorance is bliss.

At this point i would like to point out that actually, i love female rowers, especially in all their rowing kit, especially the nice ones between the ages of
18 and 30, I really cant fault them at all......

Attractive female rowers! fine!
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At this point i would like to point out that actually, i love female rowers, especially in all their rowing kit, especially the nice ones between the ages of
18 and 30, I really cant fault them at all......

Attractive female rowers! fine!
hear hear i would totally agree, and nothing better than waking in the morning to them going past grunting.....anyone who kips on the river will know what i mean.
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OK, So grunting female rowers are cool, we got one in our office, a mere slip of a thing at 14 1/2 stone.

What really gets my goat are these assinine fools who walk their dogs on those flaming near invisible-lazy-good-for-nothing-leads that extend; you ride through it woofwoof and and owner get wrapped up in cyclist! Even the RNLI flog one and its got a radio built into the handle!
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Female rowers are a bit too butch for my tastes - seen a few nice girly coxes though!!!
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ive seen some nice ones i must admit.....and some that look a bit butch.

any single nice ones out there?
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So, exaclty which stretches of the river, and in what circumstances, is it ok to do 10kts (18.5kph) rather than keep to the 8kph speed limit?

And can we all do this, or is this a "privilege" for Environment Agency staff?

Actually, 10 knts is a bit of a high wash speed, the answer is to get well above normal planing speed, where the wash is negligible

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