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Old 20 August 2010, 08:55   #1
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Joy riders caught on camera on PWC attacking yacht owners



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11035363

Honestly, it should be like decades gone by, if people are being that antagonistic/unlawful you should be well within your right to pull out a flare gun and take a pop shot!!
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Old 20 August 2010, 09:12   #2
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Easy find out where they launch from and re - arrange their tyres so they cannot get their little beasts home. Again this is labelled joy riding????

Not sure what power Harbour guys have and police but perhaps inpound their bikes would resolve the problem.
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Whilst the PWCs are obviously being eijits its not clear that they are doing it to intentionally antagonise the WAFI or that there actions were even obviously causing any particular distress to the WAFIs - although obviously the boat was being shaken about nothing about the crew's actions suggested there was a serious concern.

The language in the brief article is also a bit dramatic. "intentionally rammed" - the only yacht v's pwc collisions I've heard of this year resulted in serious injuries to the PWC driver. "Swamped" is probably also wrong - sprayed would be more likely.
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Whilst the PWCs are obviously being eijits its not clear that they are doing it to intentionally antagonise the WAFI or that there actions were even obviously causing any particular distress to the WAFIs - although obviously the boat was being shaken about nothing about the crew's actions suggested there was a serious concern.

The language in the brief article is also a bit dramatic. "intentionally rammed" - the only yacht v's pwc collisions I've heard of this year resulted in serious injuries to the PWC driver. "Swamped" is probably also wrong - sprayed would be more likely.
I take your point, but "spray" me from within a boat hooks reach and I'll "touch" them.

It was reported as though they are stolen and dumped rather than users just being idiots.
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"Swamped" is probably also wrong - sprayed would be more likely.
Enough spraying will result in swamping.

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Enough spraying will result in swamping.

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Assuming they can spray it in faster than you can pump it out. With even the cheapest bilge pump delivering 300 gph - they'd be going some to beat it.
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mmmm almost looks staged ..............?

The boat owner doesn't seem that worried!
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mmmm almost looks staged ..............?

The boat owner doesn't seem that worried!
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Yeah, the WAFIs set it up 'cos they thought it might blacken the Good Reputation of PWC users...

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YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING! Are you blind?

For anyone to 'excuse' this sort of behaviour is very sad.

This sort of thing, amongst other more 'serious' incidents, is the very reason that I refused to renew my PWC instructors certificate. I tried to keep an open mind, but have come to realise that the owners of these craft are largely beyond help. It would be a shame for most of the responsible owners, but I think they should be 'removed' from all but the most isolated un populated parts of the planet.

IRPCAS aside, this is clip shows quite simply, outrageous and dangerous idiocy. If that were my boat alongside the pontoon, I would not be able to help myself!
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