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Old 30 December 2011, 05:02   #1
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RNLI out again

Take a look at the sea conditions for one of the latest rescues

Penarth lifeboat rescues two kayakers near Lavernock Point
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Sea state isn't the issue here. The problem is that inexperienced kayakers see water and think that it's just as safe as any other section/area of water. In my eyes that sea looks fun to play around on with the correct equipment and training but this is true in every situation alittle experience/knowledge is a dangours thing.

It's not fair to get the RNLI out for people that are under prepared under trained and just idiots I think they should be charged rescue cost and a vine but thats just me

Rant over! going to go make a cuppa and get back to work as my boat needs it engine back.
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I think they should be charged rescue cost and a vine but thats just me
sour grapes?
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sour grapes?
Sorry , Fine.

That's because I was having a rant.
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That's because I was having a rant.
As you should. They needed beating with their paddles.

Big lump there at 0:55
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The Zapcat looked at a bit nose heavy / WET at about 1:56
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So if you watch the video the sea kayakers were rescued by a passing Zapcat. The RNLI actually provided a valuable towage service.

More News of the World style press releases from the RNLI!!

I know they want to secure more funding but it smacks of misleading Joe Public. One day its going to get them into trouble and that will reflect very badly on them which nobody wants.
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and yes people should be made to pay a contribution for the costs if its a repeat rescue and if its a first time rescue it should be "strongly suggested".

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If you ask people to pay they won't call you until its too late.
I speak for myself and a few others but we like going out when its rough, we wouldn't do it otherwise.
I'm not condoning going to sea if you don't know what your doing...
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I don't get it, why did they need to be rescued? It looked like a lake inside that bay. Anchor slipped? Well pull it up and paddle back to shore. Was the current ripping harder than they could paddle? Hopefully they learned something, just not sure what it would be.
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