Originally Posted by j.i.wilson
I know its hijacking
IMHO I do not care if some idiot puts themselves in danger by going out in a colander. I remember some guy (in a 40 footer) hailing us near the Needles and asking the way to Lymington. I asked to see his chart, he said he only had a tea towel with the Isle of Wight on it! Deservesvwhat he gets.
But I DO mind if the same guy stands me into danger by his stupidity or lack of knowledge.
So I vote for a boating licence that can be taken away if necessasry. I also suggest all fuel bunkers, berthing masters, slip supervisors etc, ask to see the licence.
This would make me safer in exchange for what I think of as a minor inconvenience. You know that most of you guys know most of it anyway, do you think the majority of jet skiers know it, or have even heard of it?
I just cannot comprehend how we allow someone who has never been on a boat before to take out a 40 foot cruiser with 1000 HP into the middle of the Solent on a bank holiday weekend. Be honest, you've all seen him!
That's why we ALREADY have Insurance!!
...£3,000,000 Mandatory Third Party at most of the places I lauch!.. AND remember, Our All-encompassing British Law DOES NOT Finish at the Low Water Mark!... (Although...Lets Hope this thread Has!) Just how much Cotton Wool do you want to be Wrapped up in!?
More Legislation in my view is seldome the answer! New Labour already Tried that! with more Stautes in thier Tenure,THAN IN THE PREVIOUS CENTURY!..Where as education, and ENFORCEMENT!! of present rules OFTEN IS.