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Old 01 May 2007, 17:38   #61
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Obviously quite proper for you to tip off the MGCA about his operation...
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I can't believe whats going on here...reporting him to the MCA,...
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:42   #62
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sarcasm...you tried it earlier remember
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:47   #63
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sarcasm...you tried it earlier remember
Yes, I do recall now you mention it. It didn't work for me particularly well either.
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:49   #64
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:54   #65
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Yup

All I've tried to do was try and stick up from seomeone who was being ripped apart with insufficient evidence and unaware of it happening, a kind of "talking behind someones back" situation. I just don't like that.

However it seems they I am significantly in the minority here, so I'll just let you lot get on with it.
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:06   #66
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Ye are all for the birds!!!!

What happened to innocent until guilty.

He deserves a fair trial, then and only then, we will hang him!

In any event its nice to see ye all so concernd and "Pontificating" if that is a suitable word....

Who is next for the chop????

Now what about my question about boats over 7.5 meters being exempt from the rule about wearing jackets.

Also he coud be using a remote wirless Kill Cord dongle.
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Yup

All I've tried to do was try and stick up from seomeone who was being ripped apart with insufficient evidence and unaware of it happening, a kind of "talking behind someones back" situation. I just don't like that.

However it seems they I am significantly in the minority here, so I'll just let you lot get on with it.

Not the only one - I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as black and white - just a big mushy grey mass!!!

This bloke could have more experience and better boat handling skills than anyone here. Then again he may not.
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For all the 'pontificating' going on here, I'll tell you what I see. I see a group of (mainly) very experienced and competent helmsmen / commercial operators who have seen something that concerns them (and concerns me too) and are making comment. I don't see Nauti Boy's actions as 'ratting out' a cowboy, I simply see a fellow operator making his concerns known to the proper authorities. Attempts have been made to contact the operator in question without success, but all the same, attempts have been made.

Whether or not his actions are illegal is somewhat of a irrelevence IMO (and quite frankly highlights serious failings in the legislation), his actions are unprofessional, plain and simple. Surely as a coded skipper it is his job to put forward a professional image at all times?

He IS putting life at risk if he is taking people out into open water without life jackets and a killcord and that IMO is wrong.

Now play nicely children or I shall take away all your toys.
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Well said STR.

the coding says nothing about jackets having to be worn, and the kill cord has to be fitted and working, but not necessarily worn.

Of course it's good practice to wear both of these as everybody knows.

it would be polite to inform the guy of this thread to offer him the chance, should he wish, to respond.

It was beginning to read a little like a witch hunt at one point......

Still, proved for a lively debate!

[he must be doing something right though as he's always busy!]
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Attempts have been made to contact the operator in question without success, but all the same, attempts have been made.
I hope one of his accusers will eventually contact him to explain what they have been saying on here. After all, plenty of effort was made to find his number...it would be a shame if people commenting on his activities hid behind their computer screens and didn't have the bottle to call him.

Jimbo has said he will try again later this week...await with baited breath.
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