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Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

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Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

Postby ChirnsideYakker » 16 May 2020, 19:55

G’Day All,
I went out today off Edithvale for a fish for the first time in 2 months. My partner and I were happily fishing about 1-1.5km offshore (directly opposite the Life Saving Club) when a huge motor cruiser (40-50’) came directly at us at, what I would estimate at about 25 knots. We waved paddles and screamed out, but the idiot skippering it didn’t see us. The cruiser would have hit me flush on if I hadn’t paddled as fast as I could out of the way. He ended up missing me by about 0.5-1m and my partner by about 3m. The bow wave totally swamped me and somehow I didn’t fall out. The waves went over the top of my head. My partner said there were two bloke on the bridge talking to each other and didn’t even realise they had nearly hit us. Luckily we had pull up anchor 5 minutes before this and were drifting for flatties.

The episode totally shook us up and we went back in. How could they not see us, we waving paddles and screaming at the top of our lungs? Both in bright red kayaks 5.4m and 4.5m and wearing bright clothing. After this scare I’ll be flying an elevated flag and purchasing an air horn like I used to have in my boat.

Stay safe and alert and make sure you have all your safety gear before heading out. My life jacket would have potentially saved my life if I survived the impact?

Regards,
Robert
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Re: Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

Postby Champagnepenguin » 16 May 2020, 20:16

The scariest thing i have seen...get of your auto GPS and look out for kayaks, I saw you were not watching at all..
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Re: Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

Postby Seasherpa » 16 May 2020, 21:47

I've got a fox 40 whistle on my pfd for this exact reason. That particular whistle will be heard back on land :thumbsup:
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Re: Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

Postby ChirnsideYakker » 16 May 2020, 22:18

Sounds ideal, where do you get a fox whistle from?
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Re: Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

Postby Seasherpa » 17 May 2020, 01:56

ChirnsideYakker wrote:Sounds ideal, where do you get a fox whistle from?


Wild earth store online or some Rebel sports stores have them.
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Re: Nearly Run Over by a Motor Cruiser in PPB

Postby maverick » 17 May 2020, 18:05

F$%^&* Numbnuts

Might invest in one of those fox whistles.
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