I'm not an expert in sea kayaking, but like most sea kayakers I have experience in small boats in crappy weather. However, the point isn't about who's an expert, the point is that not only do they downplay the rescue by the RNLI, they even downplay the seriousness of having someone in the water and not able to handle it. Taran himself has a lot of excuses such as having to drag a boat and having a broken boat. Needless to say, the focus should be on getting the person in the water out and safe, but apparently staying with a borken boat and dragging another was more important than being responsible.Fast Pat wrote:FFS you go backwards and never see the view - you are in effect a glorified troll that no one takes seriously. You are after all an expert on web development and now 5* delivery - but know f all about sea kayaking -can you not troll a sailing forum instead?Oarsome wrote:Yes, aren't we all above criticism. Noone is to blame for anything, and everything is always handled just perfectly. And, especially, if they post on these boards, obviously, they are perfect, and not a bad word about anything they did or say can ever be held into a bright light. Unless, of course, it is followed by a standing ovation.
I realise that some people like to call others trolls. It makes it easier to dismiss the arguments at hand - easier to disregard valid points, and much easier for people who thinks that disagreement is evil.
And why would I go to a sailing forum? Oh, you have noticed I knew something about sailing, so you figure that's where my interest lies. Rowing a coastal row boat has little in common with sailing, though. Sea kayaking has a lot in common with coastal rowing. So, you see, I may not own a kayak, but I tend to go out in the same weather, the same places, pack similarly, and have somewhat the same safety concerns. Okay, I don't need to learn how to roll, nor do I climb into a closed cockpit (the boat is self bailing, so it's open), but it's a boat of similar length and weight with a bit more volume at the back.