Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 April 2010, 08:14   #1
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Jetskiers at Baiter slipway in Poole

Just sent this email to Poole Harbour commissioners. Hopefully someone will take some notice.
Anyone else had problems with them there? I think it's time for a concerted campaign to highlight this issue before someone is seriously hurt or killed by these irresponsible cretins.
Quote:
Originally Posted by me
To whom it may concern,

As a regular user of Baiter Park slipway I must congratulate you on providing such a well laid out,reasonably priced facility with excellent services.
However I feel I must draw your attention to the appalling behaviour of jetskiers directly next to the slipway on weekend afternoons.
Every time without exception that I have recovered my boat there I have struggled to avoid damage to my boat due to 3 or more jetskis using the slip as an area to practice various tricks and generally race about at speeds far in excess of the 10 knot limit causing significant wash by constantly stop/starting.

Yesterday (24th April 2010,1535hrs) however was far worse.The slipway was extremely hard to use because the wash of 3 or 4 jetskis stop/starting was constantly hitting it. To add to this,one PWC crossed the slipway itself at full throttle within ten feet of me while I was struggling to line my boat up with the trailer, spraying me with his wake.
During this display the Poole Harbour Commission representative was present in the permit hut at the carpark and did nothing.
All of the PWCs concerned are displaying registration numbers which unfortunately I was unable to note due to being in the process of recovering my boat.

I am concerned that the current behaviour will cause a fatality caused by a PWC coming into contact with a slipway user and ask that the use of PWCs is banned from the area around the slipway-ie, 'launch and leave'. There is a perfectly adequate PWC area next to Brownsea and I cannot understand why they are not actively encouraged to use it.

Yours sincerely

.....
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 08:33   #2
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Do jetskis have to have insurance? - what if one did hit somebody/something?
__________________

__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 08:42   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
Do jetskis have to have insurance? - what if one did hit somebody/something?
Yep, have to have permits,ID numbers, insurance etc to launch at Baiter.

Insurance isn't any comfort if you're the injured party though.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 08:46   #4
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
It might be worth mentioning it to the Police, the marine division use jetskiis and they are keen to promote their safe use.
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 12:54   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Coast
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,445
Nos, I sent a letter very similar letter last year. The general behavior is dreadful, and caused us so much stress during launch and recovery that we stopped using it, dispite having a yearly permit.

The guy in the office does absolutely nothing, a joke him even being there. I suggested a seperate slip way for the jetskis.

Whilst I hope you get a result, my letter was not even acknowledged. It would seem to be too much trouble to sort.

Steve
__________________
250kts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 13:05   #6
Member
 
Andy B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 342
get the same problem at hythe marina!
you get 3 or 4 ski's that never leave the area of the slip because of the croud of twenty mates that have come down to watch them twat around.
and thats in the 6 knot zone
__________________
Andy B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 13:43   #7
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Give it a fortnight and if no response talk to a reporter, they will no doubt love a chance to have a dig at authority - who it seems are ignoring a matter of public safety.

I still think an informal word to the Police marine guys might help.
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 14:12   #8
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by malthouse View Post
Give it a fortnight and if no response talk to a reporter, they will no doubt love a chance to have a dig at authority - who it seems are ignoring a matter of public safety.

I still think an informal word to the Police marine guys might help.

You might be right.

I'll give it 3 days and ring PHC first though.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 14:20   #9
Member
 
bradosh's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: manchester
Boat name: rib tickler
Make: ribeye 650s
Length: 6m +
Engine: yami 150
MMSI: 235072416
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
Do jetskis have to have insurance? - what if one did hit somebody/something?
u dead
__________________
bradosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2010, 14:27   #10
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradosh View Post
u dead
Only a matter of time before it happens too.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.