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Old 13 August 2012, 08:53   #11
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The majority of JetSkiers can be a real pain, ive lost count of the times Ive had to shout at them to move away from my stern, they are like wasps buzzing around your stern to jump the waves. Ive even had numerous incidents of them passing dangerously close to my bow, with one person deciding to fall on in front of me causing me to do an emergency turn and power down.

Only last weekend I was coming in from sandbanks ens of the channel approaching poole harbour, one jet ski doing about 40knots in the 10 knot channel in view of the harbour patrol vessel in the entrance and then another jetskier towing a young lad on a ring going across the channel from one of the beaches in between large powerboats.

Perhaps I need a water cannon LOL
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Old 17 August 2012, 05:11   #12
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Jet Skiers get a pretty bad rep... and as a Jet Skier myself... it is often deserved.

Even Jet Skiers hate jet skiers ! dangerous idiots - PWCforums

They are known as ebay skiers, buy a ski for 1,200 Thursday, ride it Saturday (in jeans with no training, Life jackets) crash it Sunday.

Speedy recovery to all involved however and good work with the rescues PeterB
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Old 17 August 2012, 06:01   #13
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Dont get me wrong there are a lot of nutty /daft/ dangerous jetskiers out there. I consider myself as 'educated' haveing owned one for 4 years or so.

Especially in Poole harbour - Baiter park slipway is a mecca for them ! Speeding , no idea etc .

However there are still a lot of competant and safe skiers out there. The ones involved in the accident I know were not of the that kind - I am sure the MAIB will look into it and some googling will reveal what I mean .......
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The ones involved in the accident I know were not of the that kind - I am sure the MAIB will look into it and some googling will reveal what I mean .......
Does the MAIB do anything other than investigate, report and make suggestions or can they directly change the Law? Be good if they could!
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Does the MAIB do anything other than investigate, report and make suggestions or can they directly change the Law? Be good if they could!
According to some, Education, not regulation is what is needed

Personally I think some people are just not going to learn until you hit them with sanctions....

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Does the MAIB do anything other than investigate, report and make suggestions or can they directly change the Law? Be good if they could!
No the maib dont make or enforce law. Only elected politicians make laws, either through new acts of parliament or statutory instruments (which are granted by ministers under powers of some acts). The mca can influence new laws and provide guidance on interpretation or implementation of existing ones, and the maib can make recommendations to the mca, and probably the ministers on new regulations.

However new laws are probably not required: almost certainly there are existing common law or maritime offences in the most serious cases, it needs the mca and/or police and the cps to take a more robust stance. Any new law would require enforcement resource, which could be deployed now anyway.
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[QUOTE=tonto;482218]Personally I think some people are just not going to learn until you hit them with sanctions....
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...or another jetski!
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Old 20 August 2012, 09:19   #18
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According to some, Education, not regulation is what is needed

Personally I think some people are just not going to learn until you hit them with sanctions....

Shirley your not suggesting that everyone who has a boat should pass a competency exam before being allowed on the water.
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I don't see why there shouldn't be some form of basic requirement. We all have to have a licence to drive a car and the car must be insured, so why not boats?

Some boat accidents will happen no matter how well trained the crew are, but with a little training most of the other accident statistics could be reduced.
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I don't see why there shouldn't be some form of basic requirement. We all have to have a licence to drive a car and the car must be insured, so why not boats?
Well needed ! Would be quiet costly to manage tho.... Maybe they should introduce boat tax to help cover the cost
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