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A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby laneends » 26 Nov 2015, 11:28

100m from shore, I hope they weren't in that elite group who thinks pfds aren't necesssary as they aren't that far out :o

Just shows S#!^ can happen within a stones throw
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby Rhino » 26 Nov 2015, 11:37

I don't know whether anybody listened to "Dim Jim" on 3aw just now, but fairdinkum, "Dim Jim" didn't have two brain cells to rub together "yeah".
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby vicyak » 26 Nov 2015, 12:09

Matt.A wrote:
vicyak wrote:there is no rifle range rd in point wilson. I'd say it was campbells cove. This area is busy at night and although very windy with strong northerly seems calm in close. Would have got into trouble very quickly. Idiots.

Even 100m from shore in a 50 knot wind can produce half metre waves with no issues what so ever, you'd have to have rocks in your head to go out last night.


I'm saying they are idiots. The farmland is elevated from the beach in close wouldn't be that rough very close to the beach. That being said last night would have had some chop. Still they were aware of the wind and should know better. If they did bring in licensing, this wouldn't stop this sort of indicident. Who in there right minds would go out last night. A Licence would not have stopped them.

I was a Ricketts Monday after work and it was a bit choppy. 15knots Westerley (On shore). Was rough. there were 2 kayaks contemplating going out. They had no anchor, don't know about PFD's. Kayaks were not that flash. They were both drinking beer. I thought if they go out they have rocks in the head. They didn't. I didn't go either.
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby Rhino » 26 Nov 2015, 12:15

vicyak wrote:I was a Ricketts Monday after work and it was a bit choppy. 15knots Westerley (On shore). Was rough. there were 2 kayaks contemplating going out. They had no anchor, don't know about PFD's. Kayaks were not that flash. They were both drinking beer. I thought if they go out they have rocks in the head. They didn't. I didn't go either.


There were two out on Tuesday night at Ricketts in similar conditions. Neither with a PFD on.
I was in the stinker flicking plastics for a bit after my anchor "fell off." But that's another story.
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby vicyak » 26 Nov 2015, 12:24

Probably the same guys. Wouldn't surprise me.
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby CabinetMaker » 26 Nov 2015, 12:44

Shakes head sadly :roll: :o
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby cobby » 26 Nov 2015, 12:44

Rhino wrote:I don't know whether anybody listened to "Dim Jim" on 3aw just now, but fairdinkum, "Dim Jim" didn't have two brain cells to rub together "yeah".


Do aw podcast segments at all? Sounds like Darwin would be rolling in his grave
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby Outback Yak » 26 Nov 2015, 12:56

Hi 4Liters....Did you mention a "missing link"????
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby Rhino » 26 Nov 2015, 13:04

cobby wrote:
Rhino wrote:I don't know whether anybody listened to "Dim Jim" on 3aw just now, but fairdinkum, "Dim Jim" didn't have two brain cells to rub together "yeah".


Do aw podcast segments at all? Sounds like Darwin would be rolling in his grave



Yeah I think they do, but today isn't up yet. The one dated today is actually yesterdays program.

http://www.3aw.com.au/news/3aw-mornings ... 26t1z.html
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Re: A couple of kayakers rescued off point wilson

Postby Munroe » 26 Nov 2015, 13:28

The app said 20kmh winds yeah? on his friends phone app yeah? . Cant put brains in monuments hey. :roll:

For their families sake , glad they're still alive
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