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Old 13-06-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Drink boating in the UK

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Old 13-06-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Why only "vessel greater than 7m (23ft) in length and/or capable of a maximum speed of more than 7kt." ?
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Old 13-06-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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How appropriate.............LADYMAN................... a typically well thought out labour idea............all attention grabbing with no substance thought up by a bunch of attention seeking pathalogical w*****s....................
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Old 13-06-2007, 06:05 PM   #4
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Why only "vessel greater than 7m (23ft) in length and/or capable of a maximum speed of more than 7kt." ?
I believe it originally covered all craft but the yachties kicked off about it & got the 7kt bit added.

They obviously believe themselves to be 'safer' than us. This doesn't seem to be borne out by the R.N.L.I.'s rescue stat's though.

Having said that, there must still be quite a few yachts that exceed 7knts.
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I don't have a problem with it, what's the big deal?
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Old 13-06-2007, 06:08 PM   #6
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mind you in the 60/70's if that law had been brought in ; 70% of the boats would never have left the dock !!!!!!!! I can remember many fmous drivers being helped into their boats....................inc a celeb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they had to be half cut to race they were that scared
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I don't have a problem with it, what's the big deal?
i don't have a problem with the no "drink-n-drive" ...... just think it should apply "ALL" vessels, Irrelevant of size or speed
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my point exactly Mr Foolish.......................
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Old 13-06-2007, 07:48 PM   #9
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Well we won't be having those laws here for a while, Santé & pass the Bordeaux
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I tend to spill my drink if I do more than 7 knts
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Old 14-06-2007, 08:04 AM   #11
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i don't have a problem with the no "drink-n-drive" ...... just think it should apply "ALL" vessels, Irrelevant of size or speed
Thinking about this, I suppose the small craft/low speed thing is probably to allow people to row back from the pub & sleep the night on their boat.
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I'm not to sure but I believe the majority of speedboats and jet skii's r under the minimum length????
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The problem I see with this is define "in charge" - you can be fast asleep pissed in your car and still get done if you're on a public highway - so what about on a mooring or at anchor? The law might argue you would have to be sober if there was a problem with the anchor or mooring.

It is then only one step away from compulsory licensing as you cannot be banned from boating if you don't need a licence!
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Old 14-06-2007, 11:30 AM   #14
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I don't expect the police will be much interested unless there is an accident involving injury or damage to other's property. Then you can expect the poo to hit the prop and your insurance company will wave two fingers at you while they drive away.
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We live in the time when the nutters are listened to and given a voice.
Whatever your veiws on smoking are it was used as the catalist to all this buritanical bolox. The nutters were calling for the NHS to stop all non urgent operations on smokers, but when the idea was put forwards it also had smokers and clinically obese people included. A lot of the nutters soon shut up and started to quietly go away.
Masquerade it with smoke and mirrors and dressed it up as a sociable and sensible law change that all good people would surely want. That way if you oppose it then you are unsociable and irresponsible.
Stay a round peg in a square hole and bolox to this 'Brave New World'.

Be warned if you start thinking this sort of thing is a good idea you will be buying a sailing boat next and proclaiming that you are now an Eco-warrior and concerned about global warming.
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They've been on about this for ages. Every RYA newsletter I get tells me that they're fighting it.

Who's going to be able to catch you to breathalyse you though?
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jet ski's

personally, i really do not understand why it doesnt include jetskis, surely being behinde a super charged waverunner capeable of 70+ is going to make a reasonable amount of damage if someone isnt fully in control. crazy
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