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One rule for some?

By johnboy - 20 December 2009 33

five power boats

This morning I took my ex-dog (the kelpie of few accomplishments) for a walk around the lake.

We were both very impressed to see an armada of five power boats (with a border collie in the bow of one) escorting a mere three rowing shells down the lake.

(Apologies for the phone-camera quality image)

It seems as long as you’re vaguely associated with a rowing club you can go for a fang, but otherwise you’re strictly prohibited.

A bit like the way the Canberra Centre can have advertising billboards.

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33 Responses to
One rule for some?
Chop71 11:48 pm 21 Dec 09

Do they have a boating day on the lakes? I remember seeing about 10-15 boats on Belco lake one day last year. Maybe it was a carp removal day?

Where do you take your boat for a fang if you don’t wanna take it to the coast? anything closer than Jindy worth a hit?


AstralPlane 8:13 pm 21 Dec 09

What you are seeing might be the application of the overriding rule – that there is one rule for the rest of us, no rule if it’s in any way connected to sport.

puzzlepunk 6:07 pm 21 Dec 09

most of the Billboards in the Canberra Centre are actually classified as “windows”. They just happen to be “windows” with giant ads hung directly behind them.

Nick Sundance 2:32 pm 21 Dec 09
StrangeAttractor 2:32 pm 21 Dec 09

dr phil said :

Who will stop me from fanging around in my speed boat?

On LBG, the water police will. They have guns.

justin heywood 11:00 am 21 Dec 09

It’s an outrage, Johnboy. We either have rules for the lake or we don’t.

Obviously, some of these boaties are using the cover of the rowers to fulfil their dream of ‘fanging’ around the lake in their high powered toys. Some of those tinnies can hit 5 knots, even 6 if the wind is behind them. Probably some private school types having their sense of entitlement reinforced. Sink ’em, I say.

And…will no-one think of the fish?

dr phil 9:45 am 21 Dec 09

Who will stop me from fanging around in my speed boat?

chewy14 9:26 am 21 Dec 09

This isn’t uncommon.
All of the sailing groups on the lake utilise power boats for safety as well.
It would be a little bit hard to try and rescue someone with a row boat now wouldn’t it?
Although I don’t know why they would need five.

Katietonia 7:52 am 21 Dec 09

Apparently they have special permits for it :/. I was asking about this myself on the weekend as they sped by noisily with a megaphone, ruining the quietness I had come to enjoy by the lake.

Mordd 11:50 pm 20 Dec 09

Oh no, its the watergate scandal all over again! (couldn’t help meself hehehe)

sunshine 10:06 pm 20 Dec 09

Morgan said : is your friend

thanks for that !! 🙂 am with the conversation now…….

Morgan 8:34 pm 20 Dec 09
Felix the Cat 8:09 pm 20 Dec 09

I saw some guy in an outboard powered tinny fishing in the lake the other day.
The rowing people probably have permission.

sunshine 6:55 pm 20 Dec 09

what’s a fang?

Panhead 4:19 pm 20 Dec 09

This has been happening for years and years. Whats so surprising?

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