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Old 23 August 2011, 04:56   #1
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Shocking Boatmanship.

Took the family and nieces and nephs over to Mollulan yesterday, nice weather, surprisingly busy for a Monday.

On approaching the beach, some clown had anchored a Sevvylor blow-up tender with 40ft of floating line just off the beach, moaned a bit and avoided.

10mins later a newish looking small Whaler full of kids is on the rocks. With a combination of extreme trimming and revving, it's off and returning to it's Sevvylor inflatable tender.

Next, a hired 6m Ribeye rocks-up, the hook is randomly launched over the side on approach to the beach, kids, women and cool boxes were off loaded and the Ribeye shoved off, only to settle T boned against our Searider. The hiree looked over his shoulder, reckoned that to be acceptable and marched on up the beach. Our kids go and re-position the SR.

The Ribeye is left to dry out allowing the small slop to bash into into the shingle for ten mins.

Repeat on tide returning. The Hiree and his now 'well oiled' gang reboard before the boat was fully afloat, start the Yam when it has some water near it and proceed to rev the guts out of it full astern. Prop only half submerged, water flying everywhere. Two goons jump out and attempt to push the bow out, eventually there's enough water, the boat shoots back out, one goon manages to jump in, the other is pulled out, fulled clothed, hanging onto a lifeline auto lifejacket having deployed.

Surely, hiring large ribs to zero experience idiots is wrong?
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Old 23 August 2011, 05:44   #2
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hmmm.... what is it about Ribeye's ? whenever I have seen idiots at the helm they have been in a Ribeye. they
are certainly popular with the yachties/second homers
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Old 23 August 2011, 06:30   #3
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Surely, hiring large ribs to zero experience idiots is wrong?
They sound like they might have been quite experienced at being idiots
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shocking! isnt there some kind of 'basic seamanship' in RYA level 2? I think you need to show some certification / proof for they let you rent a boat?

On the other hand , i realize that some people simply dont 'care' - sadly!
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I would say they would need a RYA level 2 as a minimum to hire the rib & this just shows getting a qualification DOSE NOT make you any good at anything!!
Take car driving on the roads, all the idiots you see most will have passed a test!
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I would say they would need a RYA level 2 as a minimum to hire the rib & this just shows getting a qualification DOSE NOT make you any good at anything!!
Take car driving on the roads, all the idiots you see most will have passed a test!
My ICC has a PWC endorsement on it, never been on one in my life
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never been on one in my life
And they knew you never would either, so it was quite safe to give you that qual
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I would say they would need a RYA level 2 as a minimum to hire the rib
I don't think it is right to blame the qualification, taking care of things that you have hired and being considerate to those around is a life choice - not a matter for certifying organisations.

PB2 Tells you how to drive a boat, not how to be a healthy part of society. The guy sounds like a right door handle.
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Why change anything, sounds like you had a fantastically entertaining day, shame you didn't film it.

Can't remember the famous French film about the comings and goings of a Holiday Hotel on the beach in Normandy, all the idiosyncrasies of peoples behaviour, brilliant.
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I don't think it is right to blame the qualification, taking care of things that you have hired and being considerate to those around is a life choice - not a matter for certifying organisations.

PB2 Tells you how to drive a boat, not how to be a healthy part of society. The guy sounds like a right door handle.
Not blaming the qualification, just pointing out they do not stop ploncker from doing stupid things!! And bringing in mandatory qualification will not stop things like this as he will have RYA PP 2 or higher to hire it in the first place!
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