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Old 21 April 2014, 10:01   #1
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Unbelievable

Just got back from a fantastic morning on the Solent , on the way home popped into a local bay on the north shore of the 'west wight' to see if one of my mates was afloat. Got close to the beach and there's this red tender / sib tearing round, ferrying people from moored craft to a restaurant on the beach. After watching him for five minutes and catching up with my mate the red tender approaches us and asked if we've booked for lunch, I declined and then said was he aware that within the yellow buoyed area - shore side ( which we were well inside ) that it was a 10knot speed limit and as a regular of the area we see many swimmers and kids in the bay, this chap replied he was busy and had a lot of people to pick up!!!! I then said that being 'busy' is no excuse for disregarding basic safety, ignoring a local bylaw and respect for other users of the bay! To this he turned around, gunned his throttle and torn off.............(no sign of any PFD or kill cord )
My mate said the chap was from London and he regularly sends staff out to collect customers from there boats with no safety kit!

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Old 21 April 2014, 10:05   #2
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Old 21 April 2014, 12:13   #4
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Not totland but very close, I obviously know the bay and restaurant in question but I'm hoping things improve............it just really frustrates me these people are on the water risking there's and other people lives
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I'm assuming that the person in question is doing what he does on a commercial basis, in which case a word to the appropriate authorities might get a better result than the Ribnet court All we can do is hang him & then stick his head on a pole whilst we slaughter his first born.
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Not totland but very close, I obviously know the bay and restaurant in question but I'm hoping things improve............it just really frustrates me these people are on the water risking there's and other people lives

So it'll be this one then..........


[url=http://www.thehutcolwell.co.uk/contact-us/]The Hut Restaurant , Colwell Bay, Freshwater, Isle of Wight




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Old 21 April 2014, 16:36   #8
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I've seen said Red SIB a few times doing exactly what you've said, no PFD, kill cord and disregard for the clearly marked speed restricted area.

When I'm over in the IOW I launch the SIB from the slip on that bay and as you say the beach in question can get very busy with swimmers etc when the weather is good.
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