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Old 17 February 2010, 16:38   #71
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true, but i've got three words for you. Bin ocu lars! In the event that you cant use your binoculars then i think as soon as you see the flag, slow down and keep as far away as practicable. So if you can 500m away is about right.
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Old 17 February 2010, 16:39   #72
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true, but i've got three words for you. Bin ocu lars! In the event that you cant use your binoculars then i think as soon as you see the flag, slow down and keep as far away as practicable. So if you can 500m away is about right.
How many people have binoculars on their boat, do you get them out when you pass every that has some form of flag flying?
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i've got some in the house, too good to take out on the boat! (If the flag says get yer tits out then i do get them out!)
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do you get them out when you pass every that has some form of flag flying?
no I generally use them when I'm looking for something. A dive boat looks much like a fishing boat or someone having lunch on the hook - so in all honesty I'm unlikely to give it much thought if its 1/2 km away. At 20 knots they're pretty much impossible to use anyway.
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How many people have binoculars on their boat
'Fraid I do too, me and Peeping, erm, Polwart.

If I saw a boat flying a flag round my stretch, I'd have a quick butchers to check that it wasn't Tonymac contravening the Flags & Emblems Act.

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Only time I tried to use them every thing was a blur!
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All in all speaking both as an ex diver and inshore fisherman i can sypathise with both partys , most dive boats both clubs/charter seem to frequent the same areas regular so it should be no suprize to see boats at a particular site be it a wreck or some other welknown intrest ,,if its a commercial operation it should normally be in the,, Notices to mariners postings,,or broadcast on vhf as a navigational warning at regular intervals ,. In the past we have had crab pots cut open by a minority of private individual ,,eco,, divers ,,know seals have sharpe teeth and its not uncommon for killer whales to be in our part of the north sea but these were done with a knife ,investigation sused them out and we gave them the,, scarbrough warning,, ...on the otherhand ,,i can see how frustrating it must be for a dive club to want dive a particular wreck and has planned it for weeks, driving perhaps a hundred miles or so then gets out there and someone else is on it .,,as for divers running about with the A flag flying when not diving its as bad when fishing boats have 2 inverted cones or a basket up permanantly when not actually fishing .,,,,,,ChewyPhil ,,did you get your sr4 back in the harbour today,
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'Fraid I do too, me and Peeping, erm, Polwart.

If I saw a boat flying a flag round my stretch, I'd have a quick butchers to check that it wasn't Tonymac contravening the Flags & Emblems Act.

hehe

Binns are alright when you are on the 'lookout' , but what I'm worried about is the casual dayboater in his overpowered bath tub doing a Miami Vice move next to a pier or something .. when he should be paying attention to whats going on around him ..

Thats another topic Ribsters pulling hole shot 'wheelies' next to piers and the like .....
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Quite a few boats are apparently fishing on their moorings......

What was the Scarborough warning?
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I doubt that a 1m flag is particularly obvious at 500m away.
Really, During the "trials" that were carried out a rigid 1m flag, that is what after all is recomended, was obvious at a distance of 1.5kn. Obviously this was fitted to a hard boat however I did have a slightly smaller rigid flad that we used on a Rib.

The main problem is the Yacht that seems to think that because he is under sail then he has priority over everyone, regardless.
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