Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Speeding Boat, Fool at the tiller.


Nb. Grace of Napton Narrowboat Fleet. 
 
Having tried to urge this boat to reduce speed as it approached me I got the camera out of my pocket and aimed...speed reduced but as soon as the fool at the helm passed me on went the gas again.  I have sent the photo to Napton Narrowboats.

12 comments:

  1. Good grief, those waves! Not much grace on display there.

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    1. I think I referred to the steerer as a 'twat' in my email to Napton Narrowboats. We will see what their response is.
      Lesley

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  2. Idiots! Well done for getting the photo, be interesting to hear what Napton Hire Boats have to say...

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    1. If I get a response I will publish.
      Lesley

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  3. That is shocking I have never seen a boat moving so much water. With your permission I would like to contact the hire company and CaRT. Can you imaging the damage to nesting waterfowl let along the bank and the engine must have been screaming ?

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      I have sent an email with attached photo to The hire company but if you want to endorse that please feel free to do so.
      Lesley

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  4. And I bet that for all that wash they were making little or no extra speed....

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    1. Correct. However the boat was also approaching a bend at this point and it was too fast to avoid oncoming boats if there had been one.
      A crew that was trying to cover too much in the hire period and racing to do so.
      X Lesley

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  5. And at the next bridge hole when a boat in the opposite direction has his bow in it?

    THAT picture is an absolute disgrace.. The crew are not even looking forward!

    Me too gonna complain because for sure I would not like to be that boat in the bridge hole above!

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    1. Three or four complaints are always going to be more effective than the one so please feel free to bend their ears Sue.
      X Lesley

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    1. True
      and rather polite as well..
      X Lesley

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