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Old 03 July 2011, 14:55   #31
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I have a Mariner :-)

good news form mustrib

"The fact that the whalng fleet went home early this year must count as a victory for SeaShepherd, but be warned that if this also signifes the end of Japanses whaling for the forseeable future, the Sea Shepherd crew will be returned to society" :-)
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Old 04 July 2011, 08:48   #32
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Not all are numpies? Dont know what that means cause I'm a Yankee. Presently a volunteer on the Bob Barker. Been around boats my whole life and I have to agree some of the kids I've seen as coxswains I would'nt let row my dinghy. Need some help designing a transom support for our 730 Gemini w twin Merc 200's. Anyone know where I can find a mechanical drawing of the 730?
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Welcome Jetwash, I am sure you will get lots of help finding the specs you need.

You guys must be seriously celebrating the success of closing down the whalers early?

Edit: Numpty - reckless/unwise person.
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Welcome jetwash.

keep up the good work.
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Sea Shepherds in Jersey

Sea Shepherd :: Report from the International Whaling Commission

Capt. Paul Watson and the gang were over last week for the IWC conference being held here, grabbing plenty of column inches in the local rag.

The hotel/conference centre which hosted the event refused to honour a booking for a room that Watson had made and kicked him off the premises, in fact the whole event was a complete farce.

Half the member countries had their membership fees paid in cash by the japs in return for their vote, the yanks tried doing a deal with them through the back door, in the end the japs and norwegians walked out in "protest", which caused a vote on whaling restrictions to collapse so nothing got done anyway.

We all like to take the piss out of the sea shepherds cos they can't drive a rib but I urge people to take the time to read a bit more about the goings on, the more I learn the more strongly I believe in what they are doing, especially as they are the only ones actually doing anything!

For some reason I had it in mind that the japs were taking circa 25-50 whales every season which is pretty horrific as well as possibly unsustainable.

Their "quota" for 2011 is over 1000...

And if that wasn't shocking enough, the norwegians will be helping themselves to another 1300...
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Here a nice video about rescuing a whale badly trapped into a net. Litle long but worth watching, especilly the end when the whale is celebrating freedom.

‪Saving a Whale in California‬‏ - YouTube

Think its incredibly sad that even a single Whale is killed just for Gourmet food, just don't get it.
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Your fogetting...

Seems there is a common thread here. Alot of you are "ribbing" the Sea Shepherds. How many of you would leave your home and family, fly 1/2 way around the world for no pay, and volunteer your time for a simple cause to stop the practise of commercial whaling?
I doubt any of you believe that the Whaling fleet is doing "Research" and even if they were, killing 1000 whales ( their self imposed quota ) is just a tad excessive.
Remember that everything Sea Shepherd does is only supported through donations. The ship's, the Rib's, the food,fuel,tools,etc...and believe me when I say most of the equipment is not new, hence the breakdowns. They are operating in the southern ocean, ask any fisherman from New Zealand if he would like to go down there with a bunch of used equipment ans I think you know the answer. Mistakes happen, shit breaks, storms come up quickly. How about the fact they have operated there for 5 seasons and no-one has been hurt or killed, yet they have progressively cut the Whalers catch by 10-80% over those years.
Obviously there will always be a moron or two that will laugh and joke about them while choking on his burger never putting the big picture together that removing any spieces from the planet is going to have grave consequences down the road. No problem mate, you'll be long dead before that happends. Just hope your children, or grandchildren dont have to see a planet without these majestic creatures. Do some research, volunteer your time, or even make a donation to an organization that is doing something other than waving banners.
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Dont know how much control they have over the editorial side of the series, the producers did seem to be hamming up smaller things to dramatise it in the series I saw, can't remember which one it was now.
I'd heard about the conference debacle but did not know the embarrassing detail-other than the BBC reporting that whales were not discussed or something. The IWC's time might be over but you some dodgy quango's go on for decades past their sell by date.
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the producers did seem to be hamming up smaller things to dramatise it
In the last series, every time they took a rib out the editors/dubbers/whoever kept sticking a soundtrack of a V8 NASCAR or similar over the noise of the 2 stroke outboards

If they considered the noise of an outboard important enough to fake it then I have to assume almost nothing else on the programme is as it seems...
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Alot of you are "ribbing" the Sea Shepherds. How many of you would leave your home and family, fly 1/2 way around the world for no pay, and volunteer your time for a simple cause to stop the practise
Please do not proceed from the assumption that you are the only person ever to give there time and make sacrifices in the name of a good cause.

That none of the Sea Shepherds have been hurt in five years is, from what I can see, is due to luck and not preparation.

Cutting the whaler's catch by such a factor is good work, I repeat my applause for that.
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