Shard wrote:I suppose we could have a Golden Spirtle Award.
When I were a lad stirring porridge had a completely different meaning.
ash wrote:A great number of mobo 'drivers' never appear to look behind them.
I had 8 divers down on a wreck in Liverpool Bay one afternoon. We were diving off a buoy we set earlier, I was standing off in a 45ft ex jock MFV. An angling charter boat arrives and begins drift fishing using the buoy as a handy marker. Buoy had A flag out the top, no wind and it had flopped, but it was perfectly obvious what was happening, big ladder over our side, 4 divers kitting up on deck, activity from us etc.Alcyone wrote:sahona wrote:The Kirsty McCall story should be part of the mandatory syllabus for power boaters.
Well, for everyone. I've actually surfaced from a wreck dive and had a forty foot yacht sail between my buddy and myself, 10 yards apart. Our dive boat was 20 feet away, shouting and pointing at our A flag.
My partner was helming the dive Rib. Since this we have agreed always to put the RIB in the path of any oncoming vessel, rather than allow them to run over divers. They usually steer away. Some still shout, and appear confused when we point at the A flag.
Fact is, some people just don't know the rules. I have hence developed a very defensive attitude towards my boating.
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