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Old 20 October 2009, 15:12   #11
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Wow - its like the ybw forums round here with all the "my particular type of boat" is driven more responsibly that "your particular type of boat" bollox. So - do you have to be perfect to buy a rib or do you automatically get upgraded to a more superior being when your rib arrives?
I think what people are getting at is that some people go out with an open cheque book buy a nice, sometimes big boat and drive it like an idiot not realising that they are been a menace.

It isn't just big gin palaces. Some people splash out on a nice RIB and may complete the approriate RYA courses but still come flying past and wave and be friendly when you have divers down and flying the A flag.
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Old 20 October 2009, 15:27   #12
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To tell the truth I find it's these fast fishers which come steaming into the dock sending pontoons flapping around.
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I can agree that it's not just the big gin palances, idiots can be in any boat - it's just that gin palaces create a bigger wake...

I was on a small work boat the other weekend that we had taken into the beach to unload bouys etc, when a wake from a huge gin palace that had driven very close hit it and beached the boat. It was literaly high & dry - luckily we were all on the beach at the time otherwise I reckon someone would have been injured

The skipper had an earful from our patrol boat a few minutes later
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Old 20 October 2009, 18:09   #14
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Wow - its like the ybw forums round here with all the "my particular type of boat" is driven more responsibly that "your particular type of boat" bollox. So - do you have to be perfect to buy a rib or do you automatically get upgraded to a more superior being when your rib arrives?
OOoh Polwart ! will you put that handbag down
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Old 20 October 2009, 18:34   #15
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Wow - its like the ybw forums round here with all the "my particular type of boat" is driven more responsibly that "your particular type of boat" bollox. So - do you have to be perfect to buy a rib or do you automatically get upgraded to a more superior being when your rib arrives?

Nope, but the effect of being a ignorant fool with no idea how to handle a boat is greatly increased by it's HP and displacement. I could spend hours and I mean literally hours recording larger boats traveling though Chichester Harbour near the entrance about an hour after Chi Marina goes on free-flow and observing simply selfish, dangerous and stupid behavior most days through the summer, it is not also the large stink pots, it is the yacht owners as well, there are too many people who have no idea!
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Nope, but the effect of being a ignorant fool with no idea how to handle a boat is greatly increased by it's HP and displacement. I could spend hours and I mean literally hours recording larger boats traveling though Chichester Harbour near the entrance about an hour after Chi Marina goes on free-flow and observing simply selfish, dangerous and stupid behavior most days through the summer, it is not also the large stink pots, it is the yacht owners as well, there are too many people who have no idea!
You should pop over to www.ybw.com/forums you'll like it there! Basically from what I can see you have to decide which box you are in:

dinghy
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Whichever category you are in - you must immediately find fault with the behaviour of the owners of all other categories... (rib owners are for some reason often referred to as no-necks over there!)

Not detracting from the original post (which wasn't a rant but rather a thank you) - what then seems to happen is that at every opportunity someone has a bit of a go at the others and a mundane argument goes on. This process goes on week after week, month after month, year after year. (If you go to a cycling forum you will find roadies, downhillers, singletrack mountain bikers all doing the same, and I am sure it will be the same in other "niche" activities).

Right I'm off to bed to sleep well knowing that as an "almost" rib nobbur I am superior to all other boaters...
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Old 21 October 2009, 04:30   #17
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You should pop over to www.ybw.com/forums you'll like it there! Basically from what I can see you have to decide which box you are in:

dinghy
rib
pwc/jet ski
yacht
mobo
fast fisher

etc.

Whichever category you are in - you must immediately find fault with the behaviour of the owners of all other categories... (rib owners are for some reason often referred to as no-necks over there!)

Not detracting from the original post (which wasn't a rant but rather a thank you) - what then seems to happen is that at every opportunity someone has a bit of a go at the others and a mundane argument goes on. This process goes on week after week, month after month, year after year. (If you go to a cycling forum you will find roadies, downhillers, singletrack mountain bikers all doing the same, and I am sure it will be the same in other "niche" activities).

Right I'm off to bed to sleep well knowing that as an "almost" rib nobbur I am superior to all other boaters...
I'm in trouble. I have my RIB, sail on my brothers sotherly 28 and some powerboaters become a real pain in the arse and I go out on my dads Princess and then sail boats do my head in when they suddenly decide to tack across with no thought to who's steaming around them.

I just hate the bloody lot of ya!!
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(rib owners are for some reason often referred to as no-necks over there!)
That's outrageous! They should look on here; we've got more neck than a giraffe

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I'm in trouble. I have my RIB, sail on my brothers sotherly 28 and some powerboaters become a real pain in the arse and I go out on my dads Princess and then sail boats do my head in when they suddenly decide to tack across with no thought to who's steaming around them.

I just hate the bloody lot of ya!!
There's a Corollary to that Theorem...
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Not fair. Willk use big words gain
Just googled it but I got lost after the first line. I'm afraid someone from down south wil have to translate!
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