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    Default Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    What a ****!

    Didn't see all the details, however, I gathered a few friends bought toy dinghies and got swept 2 miles down the coast .... they had a mobile phone on them ...

    Peter Cardy's advice .... wear a lifejacket when at sea ....


    FFS you stupid **** - they didn't need lifejackets - they shouldn't be out there in a toy dinghy to start with. LJ's would have done NOTHING for them, they were in an inflatable!

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Yet again, turning idiots into celebrities on the telly... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    I got the feeling that this was a piece using the BBC propoganda channel by the MCGA et al as a start of their wear a lifejacket even in the bath promotions. The 'dinghy', labelled for pool use only, of course should have been registered, it's registration number painted on it, the crew should have had qualification to at least Dazed Kipper or PB level 2, and of course it should have carried full safety gear including an in date liferaft.
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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    I got the feeling that this was a piece using the BBC propoganda channel by the MCGA et al as a start of their wear a lifejacket even in the bath promotions. The 'dinghy', labelled for pool use only, of course should have been registered, it's registration number painted on it, the crew should have had qualification to at least Dazed Kipper or PB level 2, and of course it should have carried full safety gear including an in date liferaft.
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    The MCA guy, did point out that the 'dinghy', was clearly labelled on the fabric in 7 languages, which the users had not read, that it was a 'TOY' & should only be used in a pool.

    He also stated that he personally used the BBC TV weather forecast to check wind direction. Must be getting a different signal to me then, since wind direction seems to be subordinate to temperature/rain/sun & is only on briefly.

    On my local BBC TV weather, they show an excellent 5 day forecast in 'cartoon' format. However, as you read from left-right, it suddenly vanishes. If you blink you miss it. Almost subliminal forecast!

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

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    He also stated that he personally used the BBC TV weather forecast to check wind direction. Must be getting a different signal to me then, since wind direction seems to be subordinate to temperature/rain/sun & is only on briefly.

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    Someone should point out to him that there is an organisation called HM Coastguard who can provide accurate weather information - oh, he can't say that, can he, as the weather isn't broadcast when they're protesting at the poverty wages he enforces...
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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Has it occurred to you people that he may not have actually been talking to you?

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    Nope ... ppl who get interviewed on TV usually speak to anyone that listens .....

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    [DevilsAdvocate] So, you think the MCA should be nanny to beach users and not nanny to anyone else? If they preach to the people who want to have fun at the seaside they are doing the right thing? If they preach to the boating community that is seen is nanny knows best??

    Why is it only a nanny state when it comes around to your own peer group, is this a little bit of snobbery creeping in? The ranting on this forum is vociferous when someone is seen acting like a pillock on the water, they should be charged etc etc. The authority tries to address this and give out advice, that's all, and they are lambasted... It must be hard to be perfect at the top? [/devilsadvocate]

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    If the guy is going to go on telly and give advice, then let it be knowledgeable, well reasoned and sensible.

    We can all learn.

    Uninformed, dodgy advice does no-one any favours.

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    Default Re: Peter Cardy - BBC Breakfast

    I know you're only posting that to provoke a reaction .... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    He could've given so much more sensible advice, more insight into the dangers of toy inflatables on exposed coastlines - and with an offshore wind/rip tide it can be fatal ... but no ... we get the usual "wear a lifejacket" rubbish that has no meaning to the ppl that would be associating with the story. Next he'll be advocating that these toys shouldn't go afloat without full safety kit ... including offshore liferaft ... It's like having a story about a pushbike accident and telling everyone how dangerous it is to drive at 70 whist on the phone - it just isn't relevant ... bit like him really - no understanding of the sea.

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