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Old 20 August 2010, 16:31   #31
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Might I suggest that a bucket of bright red gloss paint balloons be issued to each WAFI on the river?

After all, if yer close enough to hit, yer fair game!
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Old 20 August 2010, 19:59   #32
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Might I suggest that a bucket of bright red gloss paint balloons be issued to each WAFI on the river?

After all, if yer close enough to hit, yer fair game!
Or a super soaker filled with UV dye


Another problem here though is when someone finally gets pissed off enough to do something about it, common sense is likely to have gone out of the window and someone will get badly hurt. See below-says it all really...
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I was fishing the tay in dundee whilst I was working up there about 13 years ago. I wasn't alone and there were 12 or so other chaps either side of me, chatted to a few of them, y'know. what you using, what you caught etc...

Then some toss piece in a speed boat with his mate skiing behind came flying up towards us. This chap on the skis was obviously trying to wind us up as the boat whipped up and down past us.

As the boat approached again, the skier couldn't have been more than 20 yards from us all, everyone was shouting at him. But the guy to my left said "here we go" raised his rod tip and the skier tumbled into the water. Came up gasping and really looked like he was struggling. His mate on the boat picked him up and after a few hand gestures they sped off somewhere.
Within minutes an ambulance flew past us and a police car pulled up next to us a few minutes after that.
They were there for witnesses, everyone said the guy had swung into the lines. and that was that.
The guy next to me said it served the b"£$%^& right, it had happened to him a few times thats why he'd stepped up to 100lb braided mainline.

I said christ mate you could have cut his head off.....
I blanked aswell...
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Old 21 August 2010, 04:10   #33
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if there's a few of you moored just tie lines between the boats, it doesn't stop the jet ski but it stop's the driver
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Old 21 August 2010, 06:29   #34
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Ratty was right to say

"theres nothing as good as messing about in boats" (wind in the willows.)

The bit that missing from this statement is "with consideration to all concerned"

I think it is irrelevant as to wether his pwc can stop in time etc, the actions of this individual are obviously causing an intolerable situation. The implecations of his actions are that he dosnt care for someone elses property or care for there safety. Would any amount of training or additional laws alter this persons attitude. I doubt it. There are always idiots, on the road, in the air and unfortunatley on the water. To control a car, bike or aircraft you must have to undergo training pass a test and have a liscense. When was the last time you were cut up?

As for branding different water users and accessing there IQ by the type of craft they get there pleasure from, what a joke?
Ive sailed, Ive power boated, ive paddled and ive cruised in varying craft. I currently have my rib and a sib to enjoy the water and its great. I water Ski and i Fish. When asked what i am ie sailor, Jet skier etc i simply reply a water user. Sector analysis is for marketing people and MP's.

Taking that idiot and his mate to task and showing him his misguded ways would have more impact coming from a group of water users than from a policeman, water balif or judge they must launch from somewhere (even if it is ilegally as the article says) so be waiting. Better still if this sad persons or others are always at the same spot have a large flotilla waiting and offer him a seat in a moored boat while someone does mad turns on the water. Even idiots dont like to be the odd one out, usually. However there are terminal cases.

United we stand, Divided we fall. Remember Windermere another good oputunity missed Sail verses power won it for the ban from the start. I read somewhere that the town lost millions in the first six months, Goverment hailed it a huge success.

Idiots cost us water on which to gain our pleasure, so if we each do our bit and talk to each other across the board when out enjoying ourselves, maybe we can make a difference.
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Well for my 5p worth.......

I was a jetski owner and kept it for 2 years , using it alot around the solent in a sensible manour. Eventually I decided to get rid of it because they attract a much higher percentage of idiots that any other water craft. I decided I no longer wanted to be associated as a jet skier, which on reflection is a little sad as in one way I probably have been driven away from this by the minoritry of idiots. Yes I have seen PLENTY of idiots on sail boats, motor boats, canoes, winsurfers, kitesurfers, but they dont seem to be in anything like the concentration you get with Jet skiers.
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Well for my 5p worth.......

I was a jetski owner and kept it for 2 years , using it alot around the solent in a sensible manour. Eventually I decided to get rid of it because they attract a much higher percentage of idiots that any other water craft. I decided I no longer wanted to be associated as a jet skier, which on reflection is a little sad as in one way I probably have been driven away from this by the minoritry of idiots. Yes I have seen PLENTY of idiots on sail boats, motor boats, canoes, winsurfers, kitesurfers, but they dont seem to be in anything like the concentration you get with Jet skiers.
Nah their just spread over a much wider area - PWCs can't go more than a few hundred m's from shore because they need to pop back and refuel every five minutes!
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Nah their just spread over a much wider area - PWCs can't go more than a few hundred m's from shore because they need to pop back and refuel every five minutes!
Run that by Paul 'Cross Channel' Cannell.
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A BIG well done to Colwyn Jet Ski Club for raising over £600 at the Conwy River Festival on Saturday.


The money was raised by club members giving high thrill jet ski rides up the River Conwy to anyone (all ages, all sizes) brave enough to make a £3 charity donation and get a little bit wet!


Over 200 non jet skiing members of the public were given 'Rides of their Lives' in very windy and choppy conditions, which proved to be very challenging when loaded up with one or two inexperienced passengers, wearing nothing but their Sunday best and a PFD.


This annual charity event has been put on by Colwyn Jet Ski Club for approx. the last 10+ years, not only providing much welcome funds to RLNI, but also proving to be an excellent PR exercise for jet skiing in North Wales.


Of course none of this would ever be possible without the Colwyn Bay jet skiers very generously giving up a day of their time and a tankful of fuel in their skis for the purpose raising some money for worthy causes and, very importantly, putting great big smiles on lots and lots of faces!


Thank You not all bad
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On Saturday the 4th September 2010 I will be participating in "The Wight StuffĒ.

This is a bi-annual event organised by the Solent Skiers Association, who are a Jet Ski Club based in Lee on Solent in Hants. In previous years they have managed to raise in excess of £40,000 for the RNLI.

This year they have decided to change their nominated charity to Help For Heroes.

Help for Heroes - Practical, direct support for our wounded

"Itís about the blokes, our men and women of the Armed Forces. Itís about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, itís about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. Itís about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. Itís about Ben, itís about Steven and Andy and Mark, itís about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."

The Wight Stuff, involves a fleet of 60 jet-skiers from all over the country circum-navigating the Isle of Wight, 72 miles, on their Personal Watercraft. It is an all day event, and is not a race but a heavily supervised cruise around the island. Whilst this may not sound too challenging, In previous years we have experienced truly challenging conditions and had to face 10-12ft waves and a force 5 gale around the south of the island at St Catherineís Point.

Not only was the scenery breathtaking but the waves were as well!

I know times are hard and would very much appreciate your kindness, by making a donation for this very worthwhile cause.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. Itís also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Help for Heroes gets your money faster and, if youíre a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please dig deep and sponsor me now!

Many thanks,
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