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Old 01 June 2009, 13:15   #11
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They seem a much better bunch in our waters. In fact it's great to have them around. The entrance to our harbour is so dodgy jetskis are about your only chance of being rescued in time!!!
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I would have called a mayday and then claimed salvage?
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Is it against the rules to sink it because it's a danger to shipping?
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You can draw parallels with a minority of bikers, never mind jet-skiers. How often have you been spooked by some twat literally clinging to their motorbike as they overtake you at breakneck speed. Normally I say a little prayer for some loose stones or diesel up ahead.

Not all jet-ski users are idiots, although a minority undoubtedly give the sport a bad name. I must admit - a little respect from all water-users would be welcome.
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After navigating the swellies by menai bridge at leisurely 17 knots,

When are they going to do something about chav drunk city idiots ruining it for everyone else!!

Errr..... have you read this, at 20mph you could be guilty in the yachtie's eyes


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Just curious to know if anyone here has an example of good seamanship by one of these 'water scooter' drivers? (Blackroady asside!) I'm trying to balance the argument....... with considerable difficulty!
I have to say that most members of Colwyn Bay jetski club do display good seamanship, and I know that quite a few carry VHF. I was out in the Menai Straits and they were on a cruise from Colwyn Bay to Porthdillaen, heading in the opposite direction. They were cruising in a "V" formation, with a lead PWC and a couple of sweepers. When they approached another vessel, the V would close into a line, slow down until passed, before opening it up again. They also actively promote the RYA PWC certificate.

Having said all that, I do have one or two less favourable tales too!
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its not always the driver !

its the type of vessel, once youve blasted up a down a few times on your own and then with your mates, theres nothing else to do except be a pain to other water users !!

you carnt just stop and enjoy the sun/rain/sea have a picknic, drop a line, layback etc as theres no room so your only option is to blast around

they have very little range so most have to stay close in !

Jet skis are the same as a 16 year old on a scooter no matter what age

I personaly think that they are a pointless craft that you get wet on and annoy other water users with



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Nah they are good fun to have a play with and intimidate - they won't come anywhere near me any more - they may be faster when it's calm but as soon as the waves build I leave them standing and they sulk!!!
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No chance of a good story..

I had finished repairing a classis sailing dinghy and to float test I suggested to my wife a gentle row around Eling creek in the sun at the top of Southampton water. Whilst there we had rowed not 50m when the first of 2 jetskiers came flying round the corner at 30 odd knots, before banking hard in each direction to cause maximum wash disturbance.

When we returned from our row, the same idiot came back flying in past several other boats, including one trying to launch. I approached the guy driving and mentioned that the speed limit was 6 knots to try and keep the wash down. He just laughed swore and walked off.

I just wish I had been in my other boat to give him a nudge...

So never met a nice jet skier, just the idiot ones.

This is why i like working on a ship with 20mm cannons.. We class jet skiers as hostiles (well I do!!). It is only a matter of time, that is all I will say!

Don't get me wrong tho I won a bottle of whisky from a yachting Magazine a few years ago writing an article as a dinghy sailer, yacht sailer, powerboater and as a ship driver, where lots of people get in the way! RIBS, yachts, dinghies..
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Errr..... have you read this, at 20mph you could be guilty in the yachtie's eyes


http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...2312953&page=0

LOL, ironic they had the same problem. I personally slow near moorings and wave to most yachts. That day, that forum was right, there were so many bikes near port dinorwic and the typical conwy cruisers powering up the straits. The problem is, as conwy is tidal marina the huge boats have to blast down to abermenai point, anchor, set up their food and g and t, then blast back to make the marina in time or they get locked out for the night!! Sometimes the wash of a 45ft planing cruiser is phenomenal. My dad went over board last year caught unawares, kill cord saved him but still hurt!

Has to do 17 knots in swellies as tidal race was about 5, yachts were at standstill
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