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Old 12 February 2012, 05:24   #11
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Catch yerselves on, yis sound like PETA and Amnesty International having a luv-in.
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Old 12 February 2012, 05:55   #12
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Lymington HM don't prosecute people as a matter of course, he must have ignored a lot of warnings. Have a look on a chart and Google Earth and see where Short Reach is (there is a small picture in this article Lymington speeder fined | Motorboat news | MBM). It's a narrow area through moorings with lots of boats and a ferry berth and he was doing more than 3 times the limit. If he had done the equivalent on a a road he would've been looking at losing his licence and possibly a prison sentence.

Chart here: http://www.lymingtonharbour.co.uk/Ha...mits/CHART.jpg
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Old 12 February 2012, 11:43   #13
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The Press like to make a good story so tend to avoid certain facts. The extent of the fine suggests this wasn't Joe Bloggs being unlucky with an over zealous enforcer. It sounds more like someone who is a danger to themselves and others.
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I don't know the time of day when this guy had his collar felt, but as a regular on that river I have only seen the small HM boats out during peak hours. So chances are it was during a busy period. On a Sunday, at peak hours in August that stretch of the river would be busy. Anyone wakeboarding there at that time of year must have a screw loose. I have always found the HM at Lymington to be quite human, unlike the little hitlers at the other end of the Solent The fine may be a little heavy, but IMHO he was asking to get hammered.
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Old 13 February 2012, 04:02   #15
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I expect they took the persons income into account and hence why fine was so high, they do it with car speeding. I got fined 500 for a car speeding offence and 6 points, the person in court before me was 16 years of age had crashed his car while speeding into another car had no insurance and no driving licence he was fined 100 and had to pay off over 3 years.

I expect they also thought that the publicity would stop other speeders on the water.
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Then there is the type of idiot who not only flouts the 6.5 kt speed limit but films it and puts it on the internet.





and not only that, but the webpages linked to this video show his name (Lewis), his age (23), place of residence (Surrey) and occupation (estate agent). I hope Littlehampton Harbour Board can put 2 + 2 together...
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I don't know, but do you think some folk get some form of pseudo satisfaction from "speeding" in restricted areas? Maybe getting a wee buzz between the loins?

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Lymington HM don't prosecute people as a matter of course, he must have ignored a lot of warnings. Have a look on a chart and Google Earth and see where Short Reach is (there is a small picture in this article Lymington speeder fined | Motorboat news | MBM). It's a narrow area through moorings with lots of boats and a ferry berth and he was doing more than 3 times the limit. If he had done the equivalent on a a road he would've been looking at losing his licence and possibly a prison sentence.

Chart here: http://www.lymingtonharbour.co.uk/Ha...mits/CHART.jpg
Finnaly some sense !!

This Guy was towing a wakboard at over 20 Knots !! in an area where kids learn how to sail!!

He should of been given a lifetime ban on the river as well !!
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Found a decent photo, Short Reach is the area in the top half of the picture above the breakwater:

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Then there is the type of idiot who not only flouts the 6.5 kt speed limit but films it and puts it on the internet.





and not only that, but the webpages linked to this video show his name (Lewis), his age (23), place of residence (Surrey) and occupation (estate agent). I hope Littlehampton Harbour Board can put 2 + 2 together...
send him a message on bm
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