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    Quote Originally Posted by Searush View Post
    So anyone in rowing boat, small dink or canoe is considered "suicidal"

    Not much respect for others in that attitude is there? Do you happen to shout "Parp, Parp" when driving your car too?
    'Suicide boaters' are what the locals refer to the hire boats as, because the last thing they are told is to avoid the red buoys around the rocks in Bowness Bay and the first thing many do is run straight onto them! Not disrespect, but local parlance (which you would know if you were from the Bowness area)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRC Kevin View Post
    'Suicide boaters' are what the locals refer to the hire boats as, because the last thing they are told is to avoid the red buoys around the rocks in Bowness Bay and the first thing many do is run straight onto them! Not disrespect, but local parlance (which you would know if you were from the Bowness area)
    Fairy Nuff, thanks for the explanation & may I apologise for & withdraw the tease.

    Having been swamped in a small tender with my family (inc 2 small kids) by a stupid MoBo that I was flagging to slow down, I have a certain antipathy to those who do not consider the needs of others. Clearly you are better than that - sorry to have jumped to the wrong conclusion.
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    No offense taken, Sealegs. I agree with you 100% about the idiots. Boating is very much like the road, where a significant proportion of people have no consideration for anyone else. Most of the big motor cruisers are driven sensibly on Windermere (apart from a few, who I won't name & shame on here even though they're not forum members), but can't say the same about the wake boarders and water skiers, who don't seem to have any idea about the problems their wakes are causing the smaller craft about the Lake, or those moored up. (Worse than the 'Miss Cumbria' type launches and that's saying something!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakesailor View Post
    Is there any point to spending 200K on a boat that can do 34 knots for use on a 10 mile lake with an overall 10 knot speed limit?
    Well, in my simple mind the 10kts limit is far more stupid, to start with: most small(ish) pleasure boats make a helluva wake at 10kts.
    I'd rather understand a 6kts limit, or even more appropriate a "no wake zone"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    Well, in my simple mind the 10kts limit is far more stupid, to start with: most small(ish) pleasure boats make a helluva wake at 10kts.
    I'd rather understand a 6kts limit, or even more appropriate a "no wake zone"...
    "No wake" does seem more sensible, but the problem with "no wake" is going to be enforcing it. How do you prove a wake was "excessive"? By the time you try measuring it, it has gone. At least a speed gun is simple to use & gives empirical data that is accepted in courts.
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    Yep. The speed limit argument isn't open for discussion any more so that's where it stands. (except it may be dropped from 10 knots to 10 mph due to a legislative cock-up).

    The suicide boaters, when they aren't basking on the rocks, are doing stuff like this


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    I thought that the Hanse 53 was a waste on Windermere too, but now I just think his holiday cottage is a bit bigger (well twice as big) than mine. I think waterfront property on Windermere, with the space you get in A Hanse 53, is going to be more than 250,000.
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    Dear Lakey,

    That sailing boat (which seems to be called "Arsehole" or something very similar ) doesn't appear to be moving (there is no wake or even a smooth patch behind her) so I don't see any great risk to the hire boat unless a sudden gust occurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRC Kevin View Post
    , because the last thing they are told is to avoid the red buoys around the rocks in Bowness Bay and the first thing many do is run straight onto them! Not disrespect, but local parlance (which you would know if you were from the Bowness area)
    Ah but you're not a 'proper' boater until you have done that (in a rowing boat in my case...no excuse..my kids..who were supposed to be steering have never let me forget it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Sounds like heaven to me,posh boat with loads of space,stunning scenery in all directions and a law to stop medallion wearing hairy chested yobbos causing vast amounts of wash and pointless noise ....Bliss
    10 Knots means lots of wash!

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