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A bit harsh on the Broads Beat Officers (IMHO) Ranoe.

The EDP article was a bit vague and out of context, so I admit it could sound as though the Police were over-reacting.

The fuller story though, is that each year now, during summer heat waves, "youngsters" have been jumping into the rivers at various places on the Broads (such as Caen Meadow, Wroxham), and using threatening behavior towards passing boats, stealing fenders etc.

It's only a matter of time before someone gets minced (or worse) by a propeller.

The Police would be quite irresponsible to ignore the problem.

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You beat me to it, Strowager. It seems the police can't do right for doing wrong. Whenever I see anyone swimming at Caen Meadow, as I have a forward drive cruiser, my wife keeps guard at the stern to 'repel boarders'. The idiots don't seem to understand that hanging on to the rear of a boat, with an efficient leg chopper turning at 1300 rpm just below the waterline, is NOT a good idea. Nor is jumping off Wroxham bridge!

FWIW, a constable is defined as "a citizen, locally appointed but having authority under the Crown for the preservation of life, the protection of property, the maintenance of order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the prosecution of offenders against the Peace." Please note that the preservation of life is the top priority.

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1300rpm  Gasp

Blimey if we had 'B.A's leg chopper cranked up to 1300rpm then the engine revs would be 2'600 which for us is precisely flat out, which is around 10MPH  Cool Indifference  without any tidal assistance.

That would be a tad over the limit at that location methinks.


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Sorry, I was equating engine RPM with propellor RPM, but I suppose that does depend on the gearbox ratio. But, by the way you overtook me on the Ant the other day, I wouldn't have thought speed limits were uppermost in your mind  Wink  (I suppose one of the penalties of having a noticable boat is that people notice you).

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Last thing you want is to be pulling errant teanagers out of your weed filter,

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Having been subjected to this behavior whilst heavily pregnant, I have to say that it can be very intimidating.  

Now I'm not adverse to people/kids enjoying themselves (I'm hard pressed to keep my youngest out of the river on a hot day) but in this instance the kids mananged to sink the tender we were pulling (very annoying)and they were hanging onto the fender at the back of the boat (very dangerous).

They all looked like they came from the same gene pool as the hill billies in "Deliverance", you know, shaved heads, big ears, squinty eyes or maybe that was just my overactive hormones opinion. LOL

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Last weekend I saw  a man having a swim on Barton from his river cruiser on Sunday morning, he obviously had been doing this for a long time.  After a nice sail we then saw him and his female companion both swimming.  Why should the antics of a few yobs stop them enjoying their swim when they have clearly decided on what, where and how they are acting.

With regards to that gene pool, they are all called Wayne or something similar to make it easier for mum - WAYNE YA DINNAS REDDY...etc  if mum wants a particular Wayne she uses the father's surname...

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Seems like a good idea to raise awareness of the possible dangers of river and broads swimming, particularly as we near the school hols with hot weather.

Providing of course common sense prevails and those that are regular bathers are left to enjoy whilst the over enthusiastic are discouraged.

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swimming in slow rivers/broads is nice but definatly not to be done, you do not know what is in the water that could entagle you, also in this heat the blanket weed will act like a net and will drag you down with it, sorry to be so negative but would like you all to be safe

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i just go for a sail then on the way home from broads potter over to horsey and have a swim in the sea with the seals...

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meet you there hmmmcrunchy

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