One thing I've noticed with MOST power boats - of all sizes is that they actively choose to pass in front of me - a sailboat, whether motoring, motor
sailing or sailing... they literally change coarse a bit to pass in front, rather than slow a bit to pass astern or even speed up and pass astern. Of course this gives us a nasty wake roll depending on the size of their own wake. But it never ceases to amaze me and I think these captains get some sort of perverse pleasure in doing this - both the wake and the overtaking.
The other thing is that in the harbor where we are presently moored vessels are required to go slow and leave no wake. Sailboats leave little or no wake, but the power boats of all sized and forms including dinks can kick up a nasty wake and it can make an anchorage unpleasant. We're moored at the most seaward
side of a large mooring
field with a huge marine
at the end with a few clubs and so forth deeper in the harbor. So essentially every vessel that enters of leaves passes us and since we are at the edge of the mooring
field, yet way past the slow down notice... we get constantly rolled by motor boats returning or stepping on it on the way down the channel once past the moored boats. And we are almost 18,000 pounds loaded.
Occasionally there is a police boat to prevent this lawlessness. But it makes an otherwise lovely location quite unpleasant. This is very much like driving through a puddle and splashing pedestrians on the sidewalk. It's so rude and inconsiderate and so common.
And I haven't even gotten started on the noise
from some of these monsters.