Boat sunk off Burns Beach

 It fucken still amazes me how clowns still decide to go out in these shit conditions, two blokes winched to safety after their boat went down. I watched 4 blokes head out this morning in a small runabout from Seabird, absolutely shiteful seas and I can tell it gets worse the farther you get out, what the fuck for? A feed of Herring. They weren't pot checking as they had rods on board. 


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 People are stupid. God gave

Fri, 2019-12-27 18:19

 People are stupid. God gave us brains but one still has to use them. Do they get charged for the effort sea rescue puts in? In situations like that they should. Why should sea rescue risk their lives for idiots.

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I prefer to wear my jacket

Fri, 2019-12-27 18:32

 rather then cling to it. Helo had to come from Bunbury.


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 i saw the cop chopper out at

Fri, 2019-12-27 18:52

 i saw the cop chopper out at sea while where at mindarie marina having a brew and said to the misses thats not good.

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Bloody nongs !

Sat, 2019-12-28 07:30

Let's hope they ,

Get a vote for the Darwin awards this year

Get a bill for the rescue

Get a healthy respect for Mother Nature 


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 Some people make you wonder.

Sat, 2019-12-28 08:50

 Some people make you wonder. See not the right conditions to go out. They should be billed for being stupid. It's good they are safe and hopefully they learned a lesson


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Well at woodies this morning at 11am

Sat, 2019-12-28 11:44

 Its blowing the dog off the chain but there still pouring out. One small boat had dad and 4 kids, no lifejackets on.


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 Madness! We got back in at

Sat, 2019-12-28 20:36

 Madness! We got back in at 1030 and commented on a few people being too keen for the conditions.

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 And were they from Bunbury

Tue, 2020-01-07 10:37

 And were they from Bunbury


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Slight change of location

Sun, 2019-12-29 00:13

At a ramp in Mandurah the other morning I watched a couple of large built people get into an old ali tinny that was lucky to be 3 - 31/2 metres after they had all there gear on board this tinny would have been lucky to have 250m of free board and the sea breeze was well in. It can get quite choppy in the estuary with a good sea breeze and I'm sure when they got out onto the estuary they would have had water splashing over the sides of the boat.

Some people just have no idea of how to go about safe boating.

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after army the saying

Mon, 2019-12-30 16:38

after army the saying is


recreation not operation

the old 1.5 15 rule hey

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Needy and the Greedy

Tue, 2019-12-31 05:30

 Had a saying when pro fishing.

When the weather was blowing its guts out or it was Christmas day or Good Friday the only ones who would head out were the needy or the greedy.


Reminds me of Hamelin Bay one Easter Monday, huge swell running outside, and the boat ramp was better than funniest home videos. People determined to get that one last trip in before heading back to the big smoke. Boats smashing into the back of cars, sideways across trailers, trailers at right angles to the ramp and yet there were some waiting to launch. 

Free entertainment at its best.

There is a reason why the pros boats were sitting on the moorings but that doesn't seem to get through to a lot of those who think they are bullet proof and  invincable

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I spent a week in Dunsborough

Tue, 2019-12-31 08:36

I spent a week in Dunsborough in September and it was literally a whole week of rolling cold fronts, thunderstorms, 15-30kn NEers and 3-5m swells and crew were surfing at Gannet Rock. Finally on our last day the swell dropped to 3m and the wind dropped to 12kn so I grabbed my oldest and youngest and headed down to the ramp, backed the trailer in the water and as I took off the safety chain cold front number 487 for the week hit us... we ended up at Simmos.


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Tue, 2019-12-31 08:51

 Simmo's got a big car park so no worries there.  Have seen up to 50-60 surfers in at Castle rock bay and heaps more surfing Meelup when big swells coming through, Eagle Bay completely closed out.

One has to remember that Wright's bank off Cape Naturaliste can break in 3 metres long  time swells

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Another plastic boat

Tue, 2019-12-31 08:56

 parked  on woodies point last night!


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