Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-09-2016, 10:23   #136
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fiji Airways/ Lake Ontario
Boat: Want a B430!
Posts: 317
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by John_Trusty View Post
and the indescribable beauty of my little boat.
Which is about to be force-jybed and the belowdeck contents scrambled.
__________________

__________________
Tetepare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 10:26   #137
Senior Cruiser
 
Kenomac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere in the Mediterranean
Boat: Oyster 53 Cutter
Posts: 6,086
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Hakuna Matata

Oh yeah.

It just stikes me as very odd how so many seem to try and escape their fast paced, high stress lives and move over to the low stress, easy going, no worries likestyle of cruising.

BUT... they bring their anger baggage along with them.
__________________

__________________
Kenomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 10:34   #138
Senior Cruiser
 
Kenomac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere in the Mediterranean
Boat: Oyster 53 Cutter
Posts: 6,086
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tetepare View Post
Which is about to be force-jybed and the belowdeck contents scrambled.
Dude...

Five summers on the boat now, and not a single piece of Wedgwood China has broken.

Let go of your anger.

Hakuna Matata
__________________
Kenomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 10:37   #139
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Victoria BC
Boat: 1980 Hunter 36
Posts: 468
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

I was going through enterprise channel and had a 60' powerboat tail me at 60 foot behind me, honking at me, before squeezing past maybe 30 feet away, throwing a big wake.

Like dude, would it have killed you to wait 10 minutes until we were out of the channel?

Most of the time I don't really have an issue. I'm sure there are just as many dumb sailboaters as powerboaters, but they go 4x slower and don't throw out a wake so I notice them a lot less.
__________________
S/V Gudgeon
www.gudgeonblog.ca
alctel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 11:32   #140
Senior Cruiser
 
John_Trusty's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Michigan, USA
Boat: Catalina 36 (1999)
Posts: 84
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tetepare View Post
Which is about to be force-jybed and the belowdeck contents scrambled.
Sorry, I am not biting. I have gybed - both accidentally myself and forced by waves - more than I care to remember. If something get's 'scrambled' below, it is my own fault for putting out without securing gear.
Safe passages and fair winds to all.
__________________
John Trusty

Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt." -- Eric Sevareid
John_Trusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 11:41   #141
Marine Service Provider
 
boatpoker's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Boat: Benford 38 Fantail Cruiser
Posts: 1,682
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

We are anchored in Cape May today after running inside south from Manasquan. We have been violently waked by sport fishers every day for the last week even at anchor. They even wave at you as they go by.

We have changed our anchoring tactics ....
As shown in the photo below we are anchored well south of the USCG station and a little south of the Corinthian Yacht Club...... in about 2' of water at low tide in a very soft bottom (we draw 3'). Even the whale watcher tour boats can't rock us when we are sitting in over a foot of mud. We simply get under way when the tide is rising.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5469.JPG
Views:	39
Size:	87.1 KB
ID:	131962  
__________________
Be the man Sharon thinks I am - wg
I can do that - wg
If you're not laughing, you're not doing it right. - wg
boatpoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 11:43   #142
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 4,499
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Come on people. There are A-holes that have power boats and sail boats. My guess would be more on the power boat side. Not yachtsmen just go fast yahoos. A product of todays society?
__________________
Cadence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 12:13   #143
Senior Cruiser
 
Kenomac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere in the Mediterranean
Boat: Oyster 53 Cutter
Posts: 6,086
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadence View Post
Come on people. There are A-holes that have power boats and sail boats. My guess would be more on the power boat side. Not yachtsmen just go fast yahoos. A product of todays society?
Who cares, forget about it. Just enjoy every day on the water.

"Don't worry, be happy."

__________________
Kenomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 19:23   #144
Coastal Cruiser.
 
uncle stinkybob's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: P.N.W.
Boat: Lancer 30-5
Posts: 545
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenomac View Post
Who cares, forget about it. Just enjoy every day on the water.

"Don't worry, be happy."

Nice tune! I can say from experience that although it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, if the old dog is willing............ beautiful days are an attitude change away!
__________________
uncle stinkybob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 11:30   #145
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

I got into sailing cause I wanted to get away from all the idiots .. Only to find out the sea is also plagued with them. And they come in all colours, nationalities and choice of watercraft I am sorry to say..

The powerboater whose life depended on getting in before me at that narrow harbour entrance so he just had to hit the throttle balls to the wall to make it and cut in front of me..

That sailing couple obliviously enjoying their downwind sail straight into me as I frantically issued a SECURITE on ch. 16 warning all vessels to avoid me cause my boom had just fallen off and we couldn't maneuver easily in force 5 winds.. Even after I called them by name asking them to please alter their course a few degrees to avoid us.. No answer .. Nothing was going to deter these folks from enjoying their downwind sailing..

The myriad of thoughtless skippers that leave their halyards banging against the mast all night...

Those fishermen chatting on ch. 16 like it is a private telephone call asking how the family is doing...


There is just no escape .. The idiots are everywhere. Sorry
__________________
crankysailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 12:15   #146
Senior Cruiser
 
Kenomac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere in the Mediterranean
Boat: Oyster 53 Cutter
Posts: 6,086
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

I just had a lovely dinner with two very nice Italian gentlemen on the powerboat next door. They have a new friend and I gained two along with a new recipe.
__________________
Kenomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 12:30   #147
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 4,499
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenomac View Post
I just had a lovely dinner with two very nice Italian gentlemen on the powerboat next door. They have a new friend and I gained two along with a new recipe.
I never had a problem rafting with power or sail. There are inconsiderate people all over. On the water you may find fewer?
__________________
Cadence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 13:09   #148
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,116
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate View Post
...
My personal expectations of all powerboats can be boiled down to this: they may do anything -- for no reason known to me -- at any time, and it's my job to cope with it. Expect people to do stupid things. Nobody repealed stupidity, and lots of luck if they tried. ...
My personal expectations are the same, but also includes sailboats. Sailboaters too aren't infrequently inattentive or unskilled with luffing sails and erratic, unnecessary course changes, etc. (I'm a former sailboater and racer.)



Fortunately, most boaters most of the time are courteous.

Wakes from ships, ferries, tugboats, and power boats are part of the natural environment. I often make turns and slow down to minimize the effect of others' wakes.

My six-knot motor boat makes a minimal wake.



I've been known to follow a ship that acts as my blocker when transiting a sailboat race.

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 13:14   #149
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fiji Airways/ Lake Ontario
Boat: Want a B430!
Posts: 317
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenomac View Post
Dude...

Five summers on the boat now, and not a single piece of Wedgwood China has broken.

Let go of your anger.

Hakuna Matata

:-) I was kidding.


But there was a power boater many years ago that really got my ire up. He came roaring into the 5mph zone in the channel with a 4' wake that rolled right over my catamaran. When I complained he said "if you don't know how to sail, stay off the lake."

Well, somebody took a shining on me- not sure if God or Devil, but a big breeze suddenly came up. I was able to keep up with him all the way to the marina. And then I proceeded to tack back and forth cutting between him and his dock, hull flying, mast over his transom. Again and again. Of course, I did tell him that if he can't dock a boat he should stay off my bay.

Ah, the stories of youth.
__________________
Tetepare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 13:16   #150
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,116
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Sailboat (with poorly-trimmed mainsail) showing disdain toward power boats?:

__________________

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
power boat

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
South Florida boaters, $100K reward to find (2) teenage boaters deckofficer Our Community 20 24-04-2016 13:59
Help for the Clueless . . . EmilyP Navigation 6 22-11-2010 14:33
clueless?? woodielvr Powered Boats 8 17-12-2008 01:37
Consider me clueless please jartwannabe Off Topic Forum 6 02-09-2006 07:16


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:44.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.