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Old 19 October 2009, 06:21   #1
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To who ever that rib was off Hamble yesterday (18th October)...

Thanks,

It's good to know there are people out there who will try to help others with no prompting.

We were doing a side by side tow about to enter the hamble and got dusted at close quarters by a 50-60ft motor cruiser. This resulted in both vessels being flung about in heavy wake.

We had the lights on and they did see us, just decided not to slow down. We obviously had restricted manoeuvrability.

At this point looking down the river I could see three more cruisers powering up and was pretty much resigned to the fact that even though they had seen us, they would still come hammering out and buffet us against the disabled vessel.

Low and behold, another rib came up on our starboard rear quarter, saw we had been done once already and then proceeded to go ahead of us and ward off the cruisers!

Did it with a certain vigor i might add, quality!

A man and a woman, I think you had a blue collar, may not have been, was a tad busy. If you come on here, cheers for that, saved any potential damage being done to either vessel.

Double thumbs up from me.
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Old 19 October 2009, 07:51   #2
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Low and behold, another rib came up on our starboard rear quarter, saw we had been done once already and then proceeded to go ahead of us and ward off the cruisers!
Nice one all round
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Old 20 October 2009, 06:16   #3
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Are you able to report some clown for doing stuff like that and nearly causing an accident? If they did it in a car or an aeroplane it would be an offence, not sure about a boat...?

I'm always very conscious of wake and its effect on people in smaller boats - around here just the odd inflatable or kayak on a calm day - it amazes me that people who clearly have enough intelligence to earn the money to own a cruiser can then drive it like an arse...
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Old 20 October 2009, 07:03   #4
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I'd have shouted the CG on CH16, the offending boat should hear this also...

I'm the same as SL and slow down when passing kayakers or other small boats.
Some tw@t in a new fantastic plastic thing when blasting past us when the engine box was open trying, my Dad was putting a water pipe back on.
Saw them on the pontoon and the lad said "oh we saw you were ok so carried on", tool!
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Old 20 October 2009, 07:10   #5
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From what i have seen around Salcombe and Dartmouth owning a Gin Palace and driving like a complete tw@t go hand in hand.

I was watching a Sunseeker owner trying to anchor and was a perfect example on how not to do it. He gave up after about 6 attempts to spare the embarrassment.

It sure made me realise that a lot of these owners haven't got a clue however they go around thinking they rule the seas....N**bbers
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Old 20 October 2009, 07:12   #6
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I'd have shouted the CG on CH16, the offending boat should hear this also...
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.
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- it amazes me that people who clearly have enough intelligence to earn the money to own a cruiser can then drive it like an arse...
Thats the problem now, it does not take intelligence to earn large amounts of money. They then think that large amounts of money equals intelligence!

Well done to the RIB who helped out
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Old 20 October 2009, 07:58   #8
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Aye,

It's not the first and it wont be the last time, we have reported in the past but the CG are pretty much powerless unless they have a boat on the water.

Sometimes they have Osprey afloat during big events dishing out "Advice".
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I've heard Solent CG call up a cruiser and bollock him when it steamed past a group of Canoeist at high speed. The Cruiser Captain denied this however.
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Old 20 October 2009, 15:03   #10
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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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