Some of you may know that I have been re-uploading my films in HD to youtube.
So this famous little film was re-posted
beware rude words only partially bleeped
this email dropped thbrough my letter box
I write for the Daily Gazette (Colchester) and cover the Mersea patch.
I saw your video about the through West Mersea.
Is this a constant problem? Would it be worth writing something about to try and stop them?
If so I wonder if you wouldn't mind giving me a call on Tuesday or dropping me an email with your contact details.
Colchester Daily Gazette
I said I had not been through West mersea for a while but I was pretty shocked when it happened
he is going to keep an eye on the thread here so you can say what you want him to read here
if you want to contact him direct PM me and I will pass on the details
now that I am a duck punter - these clowns would have me in the drink before hou could blink
this is lurch and his mates sailing to the strood
lovely little film he made
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26-02-12, 19:16 #1
Jet skis through West Mersea Moorings
26-02-12, 20:23 #2
26-02-12, 20:57 #3Registered User
Location : Brightlingsea, jewel of the East Coast
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
Now you have a Duck Punt, simply attach Punt Gun and terrify them with your firepower !
I know most of us will be looking the other way should you appear a little scary to the poor hooligans ............
27-02-12, 01:24 #4
I agree with everything you say in that video!
The chap in the speed boat was actually one of them who put me off mooring in Mersea for years. I recognise the idiot and his **** boat.
I was climbing from the tender with my daughter who was 6 at the time and that idiot comes screaming past. The boat was rocking everywhere from the wake and I lost my footing. Christ knows how I held on and held onto my daughter.
Mersea really needs the boys in Black in the summer when the A-Hole Navy arrives en-masse. They need to issue strong fines and even impound vessels for such anti-social behaviour and speeds through moorings.
Total, utter ****ing Idiots.
27-02-12, 10:26 #5Registered User
Location : Benfleet Essex
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
There is a PWC / speedboat club at Allhallows in Kent & they regularly visit Benfleet creek. They are absolutely fine & cause no problems. Unfortunately they & other responsible users are let down by a significant number of morons. we call them "the Romford Navy",
This has led to the closure of the old public slip at Benfleet & gating off of the EA one. Most PWC's now launch at Shoebury East beach or Wat Tyler at Basildon. One good thing about the recession is it seems to have curbed the numbers of idiots as they get bored pretty quick & fuel is expensive!
27-02-12, 10:28 #6Registered User
Location : Colchester, Essex
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
Essex Police Marine section are frequent visitors to Mersea and have been known to seize PWC's on occasion...Larry Botheras
Colvic Victor 35 "Gladys"
27-02-12, 11:16 #7
FWIW its not just Mersea that suffers from these clowns, we have more than our fair share out from Brightlingsea/St Osyth. Fortunately, the Harbour team are pretty good at controlling the ones who launch from Brightlingsea and irresponsible behaviour is curtailed quite quickly, it is the lot who launch from St Osyth beach who are the real problem. Maybe the Gazette could take a wander down to Brightlingsea and Mersea one hot summer Saturday on the top of tide and witness the lack of seamanship displayed by these morons.
As a rider to this I would add that there ARE several very responsible Jet Skiers that do respect other water users and do take all proper precautions when afloat and near other traffic...sadly the many give a bad name to the few!I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...
27-02-12, 22:29 #8
I love Brightlingsea
but if the only time you can sail is at weekends every time the weather is good brightlingsea can be pretty rank with them
however, a journey to the upper reaches of Pyefleet usually allows you to get clear of them
just thinking of Brightlingsea makes me happy
Last edited by dylanwinter; 28-02-12 at 23:29.
28-02-12, 17:32 #9
Just thinking of Wells Next The Sea makes me happyHarwich for the Continent - Frinton For the Incontinent
29-02-12, 22:46 #10
Best not mention when I left my car parked a little close to the 'hard' at approaching high water.
Now if 'Cell Block - H' could disappear, i'd be even happier.