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Old 05-03-2013, 19:03   #16
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why bother, just bring popcorn, coke and enjoy yourself...



I think the painter might be a tad small for this vessel... I could be wrong
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:23   #17
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In some protected waters it is accepted practice for the
locals to place a stake (some with a red/green flag) marking edge of a shoal.
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:27   #18
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For a significant number of boaters, especially powerboaters, everything they learned about boating came from their experience driving a car. They will have no idea that nautical whistle signals amount to anything other than what a taxi driver means when he honks his horn.

Best bet would probably be a hail on VHF 16.

I was once passed by a 50'ish ChrisCraft Connie that was towing his tender upside down. I tried to raise him on the radio, and when that didn't work, gave a blast on the whistle. He circled back around, flipped me off, and then powered into the sunset, the tender still upside down.
I have noticed the same a number of times. Use a whistle signal and people think you are angry at them.
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:32   #19
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I have noticed the same a number of times. Use a whistle signal and people think you are angry at them.
That's the usual instinct ... as Bash noted, a condition taken from the road.

Another one, some power boaters insist on driving with headlight (dock lights) on during the night ... go figure!
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I was once passed by a 50'ish ChrisCraft Connie that was towing his tender upside down. I tried to raise him on the radio, and when that didn't work, gave a blast on the whistle. He circled back around, flipped me off, and then powered into the sunset, the tender still upside down.

As if to say "If you didn't like my wake, you can kiss my ass !"

LOL

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall when his wife/mistress/escort put 2 and 2 together...
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:05   #21
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That's why some of us have GPS that tells us where to go.
due to the accuracy of gps and charts their has been a significant increase in vessels hitting offshore bouys and enterance marks!....go figure......

don't use the bouy as your next waypoint when traveling at speed
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...I was once passed by a 50'ish ChrisCraft Connie that was towing his tender upside down. I tried to raise him on the radio, and when that didn't work, gave a blast on the whistle. He circled back around, flipped me off, and then powered into the sunset, the tender still upside down.
That seems to be a common reaction when trying to warn somebody. One night we watched a small power boat zip around in fast circles near a low jetty I suspected they couldn't see. I fired up the spotlight and trained it on the jetty, trying to make sure they saw it -- same reaction, they yelled the f-bomb, buzzed our boat like that would scare us, and roared off. Too much booze on the water probably doesn't help either.
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VHF 16 while beeping.
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Re: How to warn some other boat?

See if we were allowed to have 50 cals mounted on the bow I am positive that a short burst across their bow would get their attention. Let's just all face the fact that sometimes there is no fixing stupid.

Zee you are absolutely right about men not asking for directions, however if old Chris had asked for directions, the new world may not have been found and things would be much more crowded for boating in Europe.
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Zee you are absolutely right about men not asking for directions,
BS.

Or I am just different.
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why bother, just bring popcorn, coke and enjoy yourself...



5 posts and I like you already lol!!!

If any of you actually think a boat on a plane going fast is going to hear Squat, keep beeping your horn, yelling or whistling, let me know how that works out. Unless youve got extremly louder than normal horns (train horns?), or they have an extremly quiet engine, They will most likely not hear you.
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Re: How to warn some other boat?

Most times, people don't pay any attention to what is going on around them. The five blasts might work, however most don't know the significance, but if you get their attention then maybe disaster could be averted.
Sorry Zee, if I go south I hit Hawaii, if I go west I'll hit Japan, east Seattle, whats to know?
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Unless youve got extremly louder than normal horns (train horns?), or they have an extremly quiet engine, They will most likely not hear you.
Most times one can hear the horn signals over engines noise unless engaged in guest entertainment. I also carry a handheld air horn so I can point it in the other boat direction.

The biggest question is, as mentioned already ... how will the other boat react? Confusion, rage, indifference, understanding ... ??? In any case, no harm in trying ... I hope.
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Re: How to warn some other boat?

Of course you realize that after they ignore you and hit the shoal they will blame you for distracting them and sue.
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Of course you realize that after they ignore you and hit the shoal they will blame you for distracting them and sue.
That thought crossed my mind ...
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