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Head on a swivel fellers

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Tackleberry, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    G'day all please when out on your boats keep your head on a swivel and be aware of everything around you , a bloke I know here in paynesville has just died in the Alfred hospital after a horrific boat accident today ......
     
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  2. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    That is bad news. I heard on the news yesterday that three people in a boating accident in Gippsland . Where two went to the Paynesville hospital and one to the Alfred in a critical condition.
    Wally
     
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  3. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I've often seen boats pulling a skier or a tube with only the driver in the boat, no observer and generally looking behind rather than what's in front. Jet skiers are notorious for not watching where they are going and as a kayaker, I hate them with a passion.

    That's sad news Tac. One of the boats must have been well over the 5 knot limit to cause such an accident.

    Jeff
     
  4. reelaxation

    reelaxation Well-Known Member

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    Sad news mate, it takes all sorts but I detest those oversized mosquito drivers (jetskiers) here on our local waterways- most have no respect for other water craft and some are just plain dangerous.

    Always a good idea to keep your eyes peeled and if you have a passenger they need to keep their own eyes open for potential risks- with all the flood waters up and down the coast it is very easy to run over a submerged log or hit something if you aren't paying attention.
     
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  5. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Yep 2 in the Bairnsdale hospital and where the accident happened there is no speed limmit and nor does it need one .
    The bloke that died was T boned from the starboard side right at the helm ......
     
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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I thought in Vic the 5 knot speed limit applied to being within 50 metres of another vessel, fixed structure or swimmers, regardless of whether there was a fixed speed limit indicated by signage.

    Jeff
     
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  7. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    It does I thought you meant as in speed zone but obviously the two blokes in the other boat did not see him and ran straight over the top of him
     
  8. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Some of The Sydney water taxis and high speed ferry drivers are dangerous will come from behind structure etc at full speed or just line you up from distance and keep going straight.
     
  9. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I'm with anyone who would like these 'mosquito' things banned totally. There's nothing wrong with the machines - they just seem to attract idiot owner/drivers.
    They quite often tow people on tubes etc while the only person on board.
    No, that's wrong.
    On a boat, you're on board. Even the laws don't rate those things as boats.
    The inspectors have told us years ago Blair, that that is how they quickly detected Mexicans without a boat licence while in NSW. They drove straight toward the other vessel. If they had a boat licence the other driver would steer to the right/starboard. Without a boat licence, it was natural to veer left.
    Simple but effective. I assume a licence is needed now in Vic??
    Noel
     
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  10. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Actually I don't like that the bloke died just clicked like to acknowledge I had read the post.
     
  11. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Yes Noel have done for 10 years or so ......
     
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