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Old 07-06-2013, 13:37   #1
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What does "No Wash" Mean?

I'm currently anchored at Tin Can Bay QLD, as we head north in search of warmer pastures. A delightful little town and aptly named since there are so many tinnies fishing the local waters. However, having experienced them continually speeding through the anchored vessels and their general appearance at the boat ramp, can some of you local QLD folk please explain to them that "No Wash Zone" has nothing to do with personal hygiene?
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Re: What does "No Wash" Mean?

Sabbatical, I'm not a native Queenslander and they DO talk a little differently up here...but then, I'm American...

Translate 'No Wash' as 'No Wake.' You're right, it has nothing to do with personal hygiene!

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...no tickee...no washee... Mauritz
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I'm currently anchored at Tin Can Bay QLD, as we head north in search of warmer pastures. A delightful little town and aptly named since there are so many tinnies fishing the local waters. However, having experienced them continually speeding through the anchored vessels and their general appearance at the boat ramp, can some of you local QLD folk please explain to them that "No Wash Zone" has nothing to do with personal hygiene?


Boat wash is the turbulence created by your boat as it moves through the water.NO WASH signs are placed in areas where wash from vessels can cause damage, injury or annoyance to other vessels, the shoreline or people

and English is not even my second language....thanks god that I am not American.
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I think it's impossible to choke down Vegemite if you're clean enough to smell the stuff, so they ask everyone not to wash.
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Re: What does "No Wash" Mean?

When upon the American ICW peoples private houses would have large "No Wake" signs as if they were some deityfied authority to tell boats to slow down.

Thusly those Yankies crusing past sped up.

Just the same as Aussies would do if we see some wanker with a sign.
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...and I thought...NO WAKE...meant...after someone passed on... Mauritz
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Re: What does "No Wash" Mean?

G'Day Greg,

From my experience in the Pittwater, that sign means that big Rivieras slow down from planing speeds to ass-dragging max stern wave producing speeds, all whilst laughing at the little boats being swamped behind them.

Console yourself with imagining their fuel bills...

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Re: What does "No Wash" Mean?

Ah Rivieras, usually driven by a first time boat buyer with his polo shirt collar turned up.

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Re: What does "No Wash" Mean?

Every moving boat leaves a wake (line of bubbles in the water) --_"wash" is if wake has lumps which effect surrounding items.
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I'm currently anchored at Tin Can Bay QLD, as we head north in search of warmer pastures. A delightful little town and aptly named since there are so many tinnies fishing the local waters. However, having experienced them continually speeding through the anchored vessels and their general appearance at the boat ramp, can some of you local QLD folk please explain to them that "No Wash Zone" has nothing to do with personal hygiene?
Easily fixed, just take the dinghy to the boat ramp or dock and ask the driver of the speeding boat for his /her insurance companies name for the possible damage just done on your boat (do it on the first instance) you will need to explain that they are responsible for damage caused by wash they create, amazing how word of mouth spreads and the speeding or wash stops for a while in these smaller communities.

i live on a river with 6 knots no wash and often see wash mount the pontoon. and mostly by kids in tinny's or people in large boats that should know better, amazing that the jet ski riders rarely cause a problem( probably because they are watched so much)
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G'Day Greg,

From my experience in the Pittwater, that sign means that big Rivieras slow down from planing speeds to ass-dragging max stern wave producing speeds, all whilst laughing at the little boats being swamped behind them.

Console yourself with imagining their fuel bills...

Cheers,

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they must be a tad politer in Sydney than up here jim,
on the broadwater ( gold coast ) the knobs in their 40-50 foot power boats just blast past ( as close as possible it sometimes seems ) whilst still on the plane,
then they have the cheek to give you a `hi there` wave

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Boat wash is the turbulence created by your boat as it moves through the water.NO WASH signs are placed in areas where wash from vessels can cause damage, injury or annoyance to other vessels, the shoreline or people

and English is not even my second language....thanks god that I am not American.
Your attitude asks for it... The waves generated by a boat are quite organized and not turbulent. It is the waves which are the subject.
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they must be a tad politer in Sydney than up here jim,
on the broadwater ( gold coast ) the knobs in their 40-50 foot power boats just blast past ( as close as possible it sometimes seems ) whilst still on the plane,
then they have the cheek to give you a `hi there` wave

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The gold coast is knob central of Australia. It's not a "hi there" wave by the way, it's a "oh look, a peasant having a day out in his wee sailing boat" thing.

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