View Poll Results: Compulsory licensing and mandatory kill cords with fines for non compliance?
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Old 08 May 2013, 16:55   #1
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Compulsory licensing and mandatory kill cords? What do you think?

Powerboat & RIB Magazine is campaigning for compulsory licensing for powerboat users, and for kill cords to be mandatory with fines imposed for anyone not complying.

Do you agree that following the incident at Padstow this weekend the time has come to bring in legislation? Or do you think the current system is sufficient?

There's a poll at the top of this thread. It's anonymous so please click on the option that you favour. Feel free to discuss the ramifications of either option, or if you feel I've left something out.

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NOTE.WE ARE NOT ADVOCATING NOT WEARING KILLCORDS.THEY ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
PLEASE DON'T WADE IN SAYING 'I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LOT DON'T WANT TO USE THEM, THIS IS NOT THE CASE
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Old 08 May 2013, 17:27   #2
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Just who do you legislate? do you go from tenders to super tankers?

My old Targa 30 didn't have kill cords yet my friends 10m cabin RIB does, both have very similar driving positions.

The other problem is policing it as with speed limits, we have an 8 knot speed limit in Chichester Harbour, on Monday a bloody great Sunseeker, 40' ish, when bombing past East Head on the plane, several RIBs with younger kids driving were coming through the anchorage on the plane - We have two harbour master RIBs and they were out and about collecting dues but they can't be going around checking every tender nipping from yacht to beach to make sure they have a kill cord connected - crap idea and impossible to police.

Mandatory training, an hour or so would be enough to cover basic safety and rules of the road, also compulsory insurance with a sticker to show it's up to date
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I've changed the wording a bit as the PB&R campaign is wider than just kill cords.
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Old 08 May 2013, 17:44   #4
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I've changed the wording a bit as the PB&R campaign is wider than just kill cords.
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I've changed the wording a bit as the PB&R campaign is wider then just kill cords.
You might look at tweaking the wording again as PB&R Mag wants to make the warning sticker on the console compulsory as well, with fines for non compliance of having the correct sticker.
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Old 08 May 2013, 18:30   #6
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You might look at tweaking the wording again as PB&R Mag wants to make the warning sticker on the console compulsory as well, with fines for non compliance of having the correct sticker.
Does the "Correct Sticker" include the words "Powerboat & Rib Magazine" at the bottom
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Does the "Correct Sticker" include the words "Powerboat & Rib Magazine" at the bottom
I sincerely hope not.

Using a tragedy to promote a business would be the sickest marketing ploy ever.
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I agree with Poly's sentiment, it may not be a blatant attempt at publicity (I'm trying to be kind ) but I bet the notion of benefit hasn't gone passed him.
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Does the "Correct Sticker" include the words "Powerboat & Rib Magazine" at the bottom
Yep

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Hmmmmmm....... don't think one of these will gracing our rib console anytime soon
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