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Old 21 October 2009, 05:06   #21
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You assume they have a radio , its turned on , and they are listening ....... I find a lot of boats dont listen for whatever reason - to the point when I got shouted at when Porland CG asked me to respond to an emergency call meaning I was speeding down the harbour !

Generally twats dont listen in my experience.
Interesting point - did Portland Coastguard give you permission to speed in the harbour? Also did they know you were in a harbour at the time?

And another - If I'm in a small boat in a harbour why should I be expected to listen to channel 16?

Lastly I was on my wife's yacht at the weekend in Salcombe tied up to Normandy pontoon when some dick came past in a yacht club rescue boat with no life jacket on and at excessive speed - I politely (really) asked him to slow down and he yelled back "I'm a rescue boat and I know what I'm doing", I then politely asked him if he was rescuing anybody, at which point he hurumphed and went to pick up another 4 passengers (they had lifejackets) and disappeared back round to the yacht club, when I passed them going out to sea they were just watching the race! How they expected to rescue anyone in a 5 metre Rib with that many passengers is beyond me!
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Old 21 October 2009, 05:08   #22
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Not fair. Willk use big words gain
k, glad to assist, scanned this from my niece's ABC book:

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Old 21 October 2009, 05:12   #23
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k, glad to assist, scanned this from my niece's ABC book:

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I always thought G is for gonorrhea ?
(I'll let you do your own image search.....
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Old 21 October 2009, 05:17   #24
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(I'll let you do your own image search.....
No fair, you didn't say the "Race to the Bilges" had started!

I'm a tad surprised at your post though -

I'd have guessed your G would have been for String
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No fair, you didn't say the "Race to the Bilges" had started!

I'm a tad surprised at your post though -

I'd have guessed your G would have been for String

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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?
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And another - If I'm in a small boat in a harbour why should I be expected to listen to channel 16?
Because its good practice? You'll obviously be monitoring the harbour/port channel as well if you have a VHF?
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Old 21 October 2009, 06:34   #28
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Interesting point - did Portland Coastguard give you permission to speed in the harbour? Also did they know you were in a harbour at the time?

And another - If I'm in a small boat in a harbour why should I be expected to listen to channel 16?
All good points

They knew I was in the harbour & heading out as I had told them, but they dont have any authority over Christchurch harbour - so who knows !

Have to say its got to be good practice to have Ch16 on all the time ?

My thinking for responding was that I was 2 up in a boat that can ( according to the plate) take 7 ( and probably a few more if needed in an emergency) , then for an 18ft 'speedboat' I may have been giving worthwhile assistance. Well the CG seemed to think so - I told them I was only in a 4m RIB, but at the time all they knew was it was an 18ft boat in trouble.

BUT - the 20ft + boat that were closer didn't respond to the CG call for assistance !
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I told them I was only in a 4m RIB, but at the time all they knew was it was an 18ft boat in trouble.
Any size boat is better than nothing given that you didn't know what the problem was. Even if it was a bigger boat with more people I'd rather hold onto the side of a 4m RIB and be in the water rather than just bobbing around in open water.

Anyway everyone knows RIBs have a smaller wake at speed....
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And another - If I'm in a small boat in a harbour why should I be expected to listen to channel 16?
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Because its good practice?

errr is it not a requirement? ..... SOLAS & all that. Certainly is when under way. Mine gets switched off when I leave the boat.
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