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Old 08 June 2010, 10:01   #11
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Idiots Studland Bay

I appreciate your frustration that little can be done about these idiots ,
although if you can get the boats name and SSRO number a call to the
Coast Guard on Ch 67 , or if they look like they are heading back to
Poole Harbour , a tip[ to the Harbour Master. Although lack of seamanship
and courtesy to others is why last year the Venturers Search and Rescue
had 120 call outs and assisted over 300 boat owners.
Visit www.venturers Search and Rescue to learn more about this teenage
service , which the National Lottery keeps turning down our grant
applications on the grounds " Do not meet our target group "
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Old 08 June 2010, 11:10   #12
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the National Lottery keeps turning down our grant
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Take on a couple of unemployed, asylum seeking lesbians and you'll be rolling in it
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Old 08 June 2010, 11:45   #13
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Take on a couple of unemployed, asylum seeking lesbians and you'll be rolling in it
hahaha so true....
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Old 08 June 2010, 11:51   #14
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I appreciate your frustration that little can be done about these idiots ,
although if you can get the boats name and SSRO number a call to the
Coast Guard on Ch 67 , or if they look like they are heading back to
Poole Harbour , a tip[ to the Harbour Master. Although lack of seamanship
and courtesy to others is why last year the Venturers Search and Rescue
had 120 call outs and assisted over 300 boat owners.
tiffy
In fairness to the people you assisted/rescued would it be reasonable to say that not all of them were showing a lack of seamanship and courtesy?
(as an aside - your website says 108 not 120+300).
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I'm not sure which lottery funding body you are applying to? Don't take this the wrong way, but are you filling in the application form to present VS&R in the best light to the funders? Have you read the guidance notes they provide - either it should be clear to you that you are wasting your time (or applying to the wrong pot of cash) or it should be clear what you would need to do in order to become eligible. Has anyone outside VS&R looked over your submissions? I don't know what the local arrangements are but I'd expect someone from the local council or an umbrella body (in Scotland it would be someone like the Scottish Council for Voluntary Youth Organisations) would be willing to look over the application and suggest "don't write it like that" or "try changing this bit to say..." etc. Most of these people are very used to the charity and funding world and what is necessary to tick the boxes. I'd also suggest that if you are applying for money from bodies like that you look over your website - there are a few "rants" on there which whilst quite entertaining are probably not the sort of thing a funder wants to see.
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Old 08 June 2010, 12:44   #15
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Its a trend, just last saturday returning to Poole Harbour I was behind a large sunseeker type power boat a safe distance away doing about 10knots on the approach to the chain ferry and 5 jetskiers kept on crossing my bow repeatedly to jump the wake the large powerboat had created. If one of them had fallen I would have gone right over them and made mincemeat of them with my prop..... and what's worse all this under the eyes of the harbour master who was sat just inside the harbour near the chain link ferry crossing with his lights flashing, as I went past I slowed and told the harbour master I thought the jet skiers were dangerous and it was obvious he could see what they were doing but he just shrugged his shoulders like tehre was nothing he could do becuase they were just outside the harbour ... to be honest im getting sick of idots, boating was supposed to be enjoyable and stress free, most days there is nothing stress free about it .... I wonder if a death would make any difference
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Its a trend, just last saturday returning to Poole Harbour I was behind a large sunseeker type power boat a safe distance away doing about 10knots on the approach to the chain ferry and 5 jetskiers kept on crossing my bow repeatedly to jump the wake the large powerboat had created. If one of them had fallen I would have gone right over them and made mincemeat of them with my prop.....
to be devils advocate, whilst they were not in the right, you could just have backed off slighlty to give them more space!

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you're like the cyclists ranting on the cycling forums about car drivers, (or probably the drivers ranting about cyclists). Take a deep breath, get over it - and if you don't like the busy areas theres a whole ocean out there just waiting to give you stress free boating.
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Old 08 June 2010, 13:00   #17
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I bet Brain Murphy (Poole Harbour Master) would like to hear about this ambivalence! They are normally right on the case with twits on water scooters. Was the vessel you informed, a green and yellow Targa called by any chance?
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Old 08 June 2010, 16:05   #18
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Take a deep breath, get over it - and if you don't like the busy areas theres a whole ocean out there just waiting to give you stress free boating. [/QUOTE]

You got style Polwart, I like your thinking and it works for me too. Let the idiots have their own space and stay away... I find breaking the offenders nose when back on dry land very gratifying and it dont involve SAR to take them to hospital!
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Old 08 June 2010, 17:29   #19
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I wonder if a death would make any difference
Yes. If you batter a few with a wheel wrench, they will probably keep out of your way in future
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Old 09 June 2010, 05:55   #20
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Take a deep breath, get over it - and if you don't like the busy areas theres a whole ocean out there just waiting to give you stress free boating.
You got style Polwart, I like your thinking and it works for me too. Let the idiots have their own space and stay away... I find breaking the offenders nose when back on dry land very gratifying and it dont involve SAR to take them to hospital! [/QUOTE]

I would have given them their own space but would have then not been able to return to Poole Harbour, they were whizzing across the swash channel and it was very busy. Perhaps I should have just stopped my boat and let people behind me crash into me ? You kind of had to be there to see the predicament I was in. And I was returning to poole so its not like I could have gone somewhere else, yes my ocean and they should go and find soem space rather than mess about in a main shipping channel.
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