Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 01 October 2015, 06:04   #1
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Dalmeny
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 628
Rib = whales

Left my rib at home today and headed out with a mate to give him some tips on how to get close to whales without them shying off.

Jon













__________________

__________________
jonp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2015, 06:20   #2
Member
 
telcowilliam's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Caernarfon
Boat name: Bay Bar Dos
Make: Tornado
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130
MMSI: 235092178
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 507
you might need to give your camera lens a clean, it looks like it has JP etched on it ;-)
__________________

__________________
There is no bigger hole than the sea within which to throw your money.....anon
telcowilliam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2015, 07:07   #3
Member
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Suzuki 175's
MMSI: 235102645
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 861
RIBase
Cool, so..............just how do you get close then ?

There have been Whales in the bay where I keep my RIB and Id like to get some pictures of them. (I will use a clean lens though)
__________________
Trimix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2015, 08:02   #4
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Dalmeny
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 628
I put the JP on my shots as local charter operators in my area have been putting them on there sites claiming they were taken from their boats.

At one point today there were 4 charter operators all jostling for a group of whales, after aprox 1hr they left the whales in search of others as theses were staying down and barely breaking surface between breaths.

We came along and within 10 mins the whales were playing within 30m of us, where at times we needed to get out of there way.

Ive photographed whales and dolphins for several years and found by simply turning off your engine and sounder these mammals seem to treat you more as if you were one of them. The pings from a sounder can be quite strong, I can even feel them if I free-dive beneath the boat.

Most people will of had dolphins swim the bow waves of their boat but found as soon as the boat stops they move away. Once again if you turn off the sounder then cut the engine they will often stay long enough to swim with them for a while (you need to be able to slip into the water without any splash).

Jon









__________________
jonp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2015, 08:20   #5
Member
 
kerlstone's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Boat name: Deepsea
Make: Bwm 18
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner 100hp, +4hp
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 120
Hi Jonp, wev'e all got the Hump!! watching these pics,
wish i was there, keep them coming, (:

Gerry.
__________________
kerlstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2015, 08:32   #6
Member
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Suzuki 175's
MMSI: 235102645
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 861
RIBase
Oh, good point about the sounder.
__________________
Trimix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 October 2015, 09:29   #7
Member
 
telcowilliam's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Caernarfon
Boat name: Bay Bar Dos
Make: Tornado
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130
MMSI: 235092178
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 507
Great pictures JP 👍🏾
__________________

__________________
There is no bigger hole than the sea within which to throw your money.....anon
telcowilliam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.