View Poll Results: Should there be a legally enforced alcohol limit for leisure boaters?
Yes. Legislation is the way forward. 33 32.04%
Don't mind. I don't drink and boat so it won't affect me. 11 10.68%
No. Things are fine as they are. 59 57.28%
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Old 13 August 2007, 13:33   #51
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Great - so given the scenarios I outlined, I am interested to know what your non nanny state approach would be?
I will do my best and start by saying off coarse all of us do not want to see or hear of horrible accidents on the water, unfortunately thats part of life and we have to deal with it, and if somebody is guilty of causing injury to others then off coarse justice must be done. For instance Confiscating boats from people who are a danger to others i'm not against but bringing out any form of compulsory licensing that involves taxing us yet more money and no doubt will not end there i am totally against, i ask myself why would people want to change a system that all ready works ok, incidents are very rare and there is no way that bringing in tighter laws will necessarily make things safer anyway? and i'm not knocking everybody who doesn't agree with me i like to disagree with certain types and i think you will find its them getting aggressive not me, i'm as cool as yu like.
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Old 13 August 2007, 13:35   #52
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Bottom line is.....legislation.... it aint never gonna happen in our lifetimes.. so just drink sensibly - be safe - and have maximus fun when the sun shines - and try to be as professional as you can most of the time -

anyone for pimms...... :-)
well said that dude
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Old 13 August 2007, 13:37   #53
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.....i think you will find its them getting aggressive not me, i'm as cool as yu like.
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....get f----d with yur pro control philosophy.
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Old 13 August 2007, 13:53   #54
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Yes.... very cool

yer well i did say i dont want a hand bag throwing contest so i'm not going there, it wasn't directed at anybody particular anyway and wasn't ment to be offensive, sticking 2 fingers up to the mentality of some people is good for the sole.
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Old 13 August 2007, 17:08   #55
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And I fit that group do I?

Fool.

You SO don't know me. go and have a drink and just 'hang' man.

Just out of interest, how old are you?
Chill jonny Its this type of aggression that i'm not gonna get involved in and people that post aggressive posts like telling people to hang should be ashamed of their selfs. I wasn't saying that any particular person was in that group and i didn't mention any names, do you really expect me to answer your question about my age? after your remarks! besides my age is not important, what is important is to be appy, better a happy fool than an angry wise guy.
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Old 13 August 2007, 18:05   #56
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I am referring to type two diabetes which is now seen more often in children. Not to be confused with juvenile diabetes and meaning no offense to people with this disorder.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womansho...7_26_mon.shtml
That is not what you were trying to say at all.
Your statement included a reference to injecting insulin, this is only required by type one diabetics not those suffering from type two.

The main reason that there are higher reported case of diabetes, full stop, is far better detection. Whilst there is some links to the diet and life style better detection is one of the main reasons.

You should take more effort to make your posts clearer, you are less likely to suffer from instant epistaxis than when you make sweeping statements.

I therefore refer you to my earlier statement of "uneducated twat"

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Chill jonny Its this type of aggression that i'm not gonna get involved in and people that post aggressive posts like telling people to hang should be ashamed of their selfs. I wasn't saying that any particular person was in that group and i didn't mention any names, do you really expect me to answer your question about my age? after your remarks! besides my age is not important, what is important is to be appy, better a happy fool than an angry wise guy.
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duur no!!! then get a life, get a grip or get f----d with yur pro control philosophy.
MMn, well, I've certainly given my opinion a few times in this thread, but aggressive...I don't think so. I reckon you've cornered the market there yourself.

I have to assume from your avaisive comments that you're an 11 year old with 'attitude'. Keep up the good work! By the time your legaly old enough to drink alcohol, you could be the leader of the waterborn drunken chav pack. God help us when you reach puberty and the aggression really kicks in though eh.

I'm bored with this one now, so I'll see ya later.
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Am i supposed to be insulted by that last post jonny trust me it takes alot more than them pathetic comments to even begin to get me stop smilling i would swoop down to your level and start posting nasty personal and aggressive posts but thats not really in my nature (although exceptions are sometimes called for) but should i ever turn up to a ribnet cruise why don't you come and say hello well it seems that aggression and arguing is yer specialty so i am too laying this little pissing contest to rest having learned at least one thing i.e yu aint cool dude.

Oh and ban me if yu like if it means i don't have to read any more of yer pathetic posts then good.
Oh and just for the record many 11 year olds are far smarter than they get credited for and also act more grown up than some adults, bless um.
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Going back to the original thread, I agree with Codprawn, I don't think any legislation would have affected the behaviour in Cowes. They had already been warned by the police - they were driving at night - no lights - no lifejackets. Drunk or Sober they were going on that course of action and the outcome would have probably ended up the same - perhaps worse.

There is an argument for and against legislation. Nobody believes that drink driving a car is a good idea and there is legislation to prevent this and yet people still do it.

I do not drink and drive over the limit in a car or a rib and to be honest, it is fun enough without alcohol. Having said that, at the priory bay meeting I had a pimms and lemonade, who is to say that I wasn't over the limit as there are so many factors that would determine whether I would be over the limit.

However a zero tollerance would be unworkable in some situations. You are at a beach planning to spend the weekend there, have a few beers. You've listened to the forecast and know the tide times and yet you have to move your boat in the middle of the night for whatever reason. Do you:-

a) not have any alcohol - just in case;
b) not move the boat even though this may put yourself or your boat in danger;
c) move the boat and hope that everything will be OK.

Clearly, the most sensible answer is a) but in reality!
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