Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-04-2008, 12:22   #1
Senior Cruiser
Alan Wheeler's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand
Boat: Hartley Tahitian 45ft. Leisure Lady
Posts: 8,038
Images: 102
Maybe some new rules for the commercial guys

We had a very sad event here back in 2006 where a Bluff fishing boat sank and 6 people drownd. It was the worst maritime accident in 40yrs. (which is pretty good on that side of looking at it) The report has just been released and it placed a lot of the blame on the poor design of the deck scuppers not being able to cope with the two large waves that hit the boat, along with a lot of gear up high making the CG higher than it should have. Some believe this boat is much the same as many commercial fishing boats in NZ and are arguing for thougher regulation and control.

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Alan Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-04-2008, 13:19   #2
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,391
Images: 240
I recently read a thoughtful article, which criticized the (EU & other) regulations regarding cockpit drainage. This would translate well to part of Alan's comments.
Essentially, the author argued (very persuasively) that current practice (which meets the "standards") is totally inadequate. I'll look for it, when I get a chance.
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you guys really have insurance??? starfish62 Liveaboard's Forum 48 05-07-2007 07:17
Did you ever see that beer commercial... Pura Vida Off Topic Forum 1 12-04-2007 06:28
A sailors commercial Kai Nui Fishing, Recreation & Fun 4 02-08-2006 22:43

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.