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Old 23 August 2012, 14:51   #1
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Crazy fools !!!

Just seen two motor cruisers side by side going up Southampton water by Fawley marine terminal with no nav lights on ! Are people just plain stupid ?
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Just seen two motor cruisers side by side going up Southampton water by Fawley marine terminal with no nav lights on ! Are people just plain stupid ?
Yep, but bet you see it all the time over there
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Just seen two motor cruisers side by side going up Southampton water by Fawley marine terminal with no nav lights on ! Are people just plain stupid ?
Welcome to my world!....:-)

Reminds me that I haven't uploaded any pictures of such idiotic behaviour in a while .... Will post a couple recent good ones shortly..

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Heres a couple which happen to be on hand......
The first picture seems pretty innocuous other than the fact that he is clearly "sailing" well within the 140m exclusion zone around the terminal and forcing the arriving tanker to stop and wait for him.
On closer inspection, (second picture) he wasn't actually sailing but had a very small tender strapped 'on the hip' and was using the outboard of said tender to propel him down the river.! If you zoom in you can see the guy standing in the tender talking on a mobile phone,
Not sure how he could hear the person on the other end as apparently the tug crew could hear the small outboard revving its t*ts off from 60 odd meters away! :-)

I have loads of pictures like this which il upload when i get back to work...

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Simon , you should have just gave him a little nudge, thats what you boys are good at !
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Simon , you should have just gave him a little nudge, thats what you boys are good at !



The boys litterally have to do that sometimes with fisherman who loiter around the south end of the jetty....One of the tugs even had a small Dory type fishing boat tied up to the one of its anchors while they were sleeping.... Luckily around midnight, someone heard the two re-treads aboard laughing and threatened to slip the anchor they were tied to!! Never seen a Dory move so fast..

I was quite active in a thread a month ago, the topic being mandatory minimum qualifications before people take to the sea.......I'm not going to stir up the debate again but from where i sit it is definately needed.

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In germany when using a boat with a motor bigger than 5 HP you need a license for it.

And it does not change anything.
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I was quite active in a thread a month ago, the topic being mandatory minimum qualifications before people take to the sea
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Similar to the qualifications you have to take before driving on the road i guess?

That seems to keep the idiots off the road...


Only been nearly taken off my bike by fools who have no clue about roundabouts and lane discipline twice this week, pretty good really
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5Hp? Has that changed?

I thought most of Europe (apart from the UK) was 10HP without licence, which explained all the 9.9Hp engines that were on the market a while ago.....
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In germany it is 5 HP since i can think, but it will be raised to 15 hp in the near future.

That means the 5HP motors will drop in price and my sister can finally get her inflatable running

I don't really care about the qualifications of the others, I have all licenses you can get, and done loads of courses on marine safety/rescue...

When meeting someone you don't know on the water, i always presume he has no skill whatsoever, and i've been proved correct lots of times(even people with huge boats and big HP numbers)
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The boys litterally have to do that sometimes with fisherman who loiter around the south end of the jetty....One of the tugs even had a small Dory type fishing boat tied up to the one of its anchors while they were sleeping.... Luckily around midnight, someone heard the two re-treads aboard laughing and threatened to slip the anchor they were tied to!! Never seen a Dory move so fast..

I was quite active in a thread a month ago, the topic being mandatory minimum qualifications before people take to the sea.......I'm not going to stir up the debate again but from where i sit it is definately needed.

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Similar to the qualifications you have to take before driving on the road i guess?

That seems to keep the idiots off the road...


Only been nearly taken off my bike by fools who have no clue about roundabouts and lane discipline twice this week, pretty good really


Yeah i know what your saying but is suppose i look at from the "imagine what the roads would really be like if there was NO mandatory licence" point of view.

The Mad Max films spring to mind......


Time to make a cup'o tea and pull up the comfy chair....this could go on a bit....

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