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Old 08 May 2013, 13:55   #21
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when I was working if I went out on a boat test , it was a sackable offence not to use the kill cord
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I think PBRM idea is a knee jerk one, if they want to do anything they could just run a safety awareness item in every issue starting with "kill cords" how many people do you see every day not wearing seat belts or on the phone so who would police it anyway!!! Ps well said Kerny and Rocky.
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Old 08 May 2013, 14:21   #23
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I think PBRM idea is a knee jerk one, if they want to do anything they could just run a safety awareness item in every issue starting with "kill cords" how many people do you see every day not wearing seat belts or on the phone so who would police it anyway!!! Ps well said Kerny and Rocky.
I really hope it is a knee jerk reaction that disappears into the ether.
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Old 08 May 2013, 14:40   #24
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Old 08 May 2013, 15:15   #25
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Sorry I don't agree with that statement. We have fines for cars for not wearing seat belts, speeding, using mobiles while driving etc, etc, has it stopped it

I for one value my rights and giving them away so the Government can make money out of something that will not work I am staunchly against.

Accidents do and always will happen even to the best of us, mindless morons will always be amongst us whether it be in boats or cars and implementing fines is not the cure but just make the cost of boating get higher and higher. The British coast is free to roam and I for one would like to keep it that way.

Like it has been mentioned in previous posts ... education, education, education, all the time for me
I agree with Kerny, sometimes it's hard to get your point across when writing something, as it can be read differently. I think you have put this very well (in my opinion)
Talking about opinions !!!! i take it Hugo from PBRM has enough members or statistics to warrant seeking this legislation ? it seems quite a few of us on here aren't so keen !!!
Would be interesting to know the percentages for and against ?
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I agree with Kerny, sometimes it's hard to get your point across when writing something, as it can be read differently. I think you have put this very well (in my opinion)
Talking about opinions !!!! i take it Hugo from PBRM has enough members or statistics to warrant seeking this legislation ? it seems quite a few of us on here aren't so keen !!!
Would be interesting to know the percentages for and against ?
I can feel a thread coming on!
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Old 08 May 2013, 15:57   #27
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....We here at PBR.......In addition, we will push for legislation to make sure that such a console warning sign is mandatory on every boat sold/in use in the UK along with the use of the Kill Cord itself. It is our view that fines should be imposed on any craft not abiding by these basic safety requirements. (In the same manner that fines are imposed on car drivers not wearing seat belts.) PBR is also in favour of a UK mandatory licence of basic competency before a boat of a certain power can be driven. We shall be pushing hard for such legal requirements to be made. The RYA have been notified of our intentions Hugo Montgomery-Swan ........
If PBR is truly going to campaign to bring more legislation to our sport then:
  • I can no longer read or buy this magazine
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  • Our company can not allow copies of this magazine to be available to staff or customers at our centres

I think the accident at Padstow was horrific but knee jerk reactions such as compulsory licensing for all powerboat drivers and fines for not having a sticker on your boat are not the solution.
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If PBR is truly going to campaign to bring more legislation to our sport then:
  • I can no longer read or buy this magazine
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I think the accident at Padstow was horrific but knee jerk reactions such as compulsory licensing for all powerboat drivers and fines for not having a sticker on your boat are not the solution.

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Old 08 May 2013, 16:08   #29
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Our boats have had the RYA kill cord sticker on for years-however I dont think it makes any difference. Stickers are like hi vis vests, you see that many that they no longer have any impact.
I'm happy enough to have another sticker voluntarily on the boat and would welcome the free one but I don't want a jobsworth inspecting m'boat for one when he feels like it.
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