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Old 17 August 2012, 10:41   #1
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Idiots on the water

Is it just that I've started attracting idiots or are more of them starting to appear on the water. In my last 8 outings (I only do pleasure ribbing), we've had to assist a jet skier who fell off out of sight of Any help and wasn't wearing kill cord (Essex), a day sailer who dismasted his boat after ramming the only moored boat around, his bow-sprit leaving an 8" diameter hole in the yacht (Dartmouth)
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Old 17 August 2012, 10:51   #2
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Is it just that I've started attracting idiots or are more of them starting to appear on the water. In my last 8 outings (I only do pleasure ribbing), we've had to assist a jet skier who fell off out of sight of Any help and wasn't wearing kill cord Allowing the jet ski to motor away at around 2.5 kn (Essex), a day sailer who dismasted his boat after ramming the only moored boat around, his bow-sprit leaving an 8" diameter hole in the yacht (Dartmouth) then at the weekend a small speedboat trying to paddle against a 3 kn tide after their engine failed with no charts, anchor warp or radio (Essex).

Maybe you should have to prove that you have more than one brain cell before being allowed out on the water.

I've been boating for the last 20 years and not been involved in any incidents before these.

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...........the Titanic, you weren't around then.
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I'd have left the jetskier, I might have called the coastguard.......but then again I might not.
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I'd have left the jetskier, I might have called the coastguard.......but then again I might not.
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What happened there... flooded hull? Only saving grace is that there were more boats than the average Faroe fishing fleet and they had a rather nifty Brazilian dance track playing in the background.
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always tow a broken down jetski as fast as possible - the hull fills up n sinks!

That what was shout at me, by the jetski owner, after rescuing from rocks!

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There is no excuse for poor boat operations on any continent or body of water. My personal experience includes motoring thru the fog at 3-5 knots in a 32ft fiberglass center console with 10 feet of visibility and the current e140 wide 24 mile open array radar from ray marine when up my ass comes a go fast boat with no radar no reflector not even a horn signal coming within 3 feet of my transom and engine and continuing on at full throttle. I decided to go home and have a few pints and put the boat on a mooring until I could see for 10 miles. It really makes you feel insecure not only in your own abilities but those making decisions around you just willing to write a check.
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