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SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby OldDood » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:20 pm

Sorry guys no Snapper photos just a bloody annoyed OldDood. :-x

Due to the Snapper frenzy in metro Adelaide there are a few local yakkers that are taking really stupid risks.
Foreword - If you want to kill yourself that is your problem. But I could bet my butt as soon as someone hurts themselves due to there own stupidity our nanny state government is going to bring out some legislation which will prevent the dumb ones from hurting themselves and will also stop the majority of us that try to manage the risks from doing what we enjoy.
E.g. They will ban all yakkers from going out in the dark or something even more bloody restrictive!

Just one recent example -
Last night there were two yakkers sitting in the dark with no bloody lights at all.:-x
The sea was flat calm and perfect for boats to set their throttle to maximum.
Its not bloody rocket science!

Please everybody carry at least the minimum safety gear and make sure you have a fall back plan for any contingency.
Kayaking is inherently risky and you need a plan to manage the risks.
I suppose the next step would be to ask the water police to start doing spot checks but that would be an absolutely last resort and we should be able to self regulate I hope.

Sorry for the rant but I can foresee a death in the not to distant future from a) Hit by a boat. b). A drowning c). Hypothermia
They are only bloody fish!
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Zilch » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:48 pm

OldDood wrote:Last night there were two yakkers sitting in the dark with no bloody lights at all.:-x
The sea was flat calm and perfect for boats to set their throttle to maximum.
Its not bloody rocket science!

:shock: :twisted:

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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby solatree » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:11 pm

OldDood wrote:Last night there were two yakkers sitting in the dark with no bloody lights at all.


Bloody stupid - one of the greatest risks you can take on our waters. And its also in breach of Harbors and Navigation Act. Risking a fine is one thing - but don't risk your life.
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Ubolt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:15 pm

You know it makes sense. By law any craft out after dark has to have single overhead all around white light. Another thought I've had is the snapper have been around for a while surprised there hasn't been a shark encounter.
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Squidley » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:26 pm

That is really dumb, especially with all the extra traffic. It's not like the mandatory and the necessary list of gear is that long or expensive.
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Ubolt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:15 pm

What is the mandatory equipment kayakers have to carry. Better double check I have it all
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Squidley » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:35 pm

For how close we are it's a PFD and an all round light after dark
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby GlenelgKiller » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:43 pm

Man you're grumpy!! Great call though. They were there for at least another half hour after you headed in and it was pitch black by then. To top it off they headed back Glenelg way (ie towards the nearest marina and boat ramp). I could hear them but no way i could even make out their outline. Very stupid indeed.
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby GlenelgKiller » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:46 pm

Ubolt wrote:Another thought I've had is the snapper have been around for a while surprised there hasn't been a shark encounter.


You have never seen someone pack up as quickly as i did last night when the shark shield low battery alarm started!
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Murphysegg » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:46 pm

Looking at the Posts on a certain other Forum it looks as though a few more ill prepared Yaks are going to be pulled out of hibernation due to the lure of the recent Snapper activity. Unfortunately i suspect they don't even know this website exists & the valuable info contained within.
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby Squidley » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:51 pm

GlenelgKiller wrote:
Ubolt wrote:Another thought I've had is the snapper have been around for a while surprised there hasn't been a shark encounter.


You have never seen someone pack up as quickly as i did last night when the shark shield low battery alarm started!


It's funny the effect the beeping has after you get one
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby GlenelgKiller » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:55 pm

Murphysegg wrote:Looking at the Posts on a certain other Forum it looks as though a few more ill prepared Yaks are going to be pulled out of hibernation due to the lure of the recent Snapper activity. Unfortunately i suspect they don't even know this website exists & the valuable info contained within.


Know the one you mean and they are generally lake fishers. There are a few experienced guys there trying to steer them right though. Safety not a key topic as it is here
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby keenfisho » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:49 pm

I agree bloody stupid and yeah we try to tell people re safety as much as we can
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby OldDood » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:50 pm

Squidley wrote:For how close we are it's a PFD and an all round light after dark

Thanks for your support guys-

Regulations for SA as follows from
http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Transport% ... +equipment
(PS - I would never go out without an anchor just in case I was disabled somehow e.g. Slipped disc, occupational hazard for old bastards like me.)

It is a bit confusing as it does not seem to mention semi-protected water where kayaks are concerned.
Maybe Andy Solatree can interpret for us?
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Re: SA: - Snapper and a Grumpy OldDood

Postby keenfisho » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:54 pm

Out of interest Im pretty sure I have safety equip covered but what are the current requirement for SA waters in the yak
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