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Old 10-03-2018, 02:38   #331
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or tessie

i like both ,,,,
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On a positive note, you're half a world away !
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My boat canít move without making a big wake

Now Iíve almost heard everything
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I dont know the water in your area but here it would take you 2 hours , its deep and wide It has always been a fishing vilage and the moored boats come after the fishing trawlers,
And, that's it in a nutshell. I've heard that excuse a hundred times. Powerboaters who blast through anchorages and constricted waterways think the fact that they don't have enough time to do it right, justifies doing it wrong.
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And, that's it in a nutshell. I've heard that excuse a hundred times. Powerboaters who blast through anchorages and constricted waterways think the fact that they don't have enough time to do it right, justifies doing it wrong.
Im telling both sides , some dont like it ,,
me i "AS I HAVE SAID "
I stay away from moored boats ,

But some can`t read ,,

But agree there is always one ,
As a sailer and a skier

Im also glad you guys are 1/2 a world away ,
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Where was this stated "

My boat canít move without making a big wake

You must have some form of retardation mate !

I have just read 14 pages back and cant see that statment anywhere .
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Old 10-03-2018, 14:04   #339
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Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Sail-boaters are just as bad, just different ways. Try taking a ship thru a confined channel on a sunny, windy weekend. Most sail-boaters are oblivious to rules of the road regarding ships having the right of way in a channel. In the past, we've had to have the Coast Guard clear a path.
But, power boaters annoy me when passing my dock with my liveaboard.
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Most sailboaters are dickheads.
Most powerboaters are dickheads.
Most people are dickheads.
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i have a speedboat and a yacht ,
if im going out and passing moored or anchored boats you would want me to fly by as my boat makes 20mm wake at 60Kn but at 8Kn it will trow a massive 1 meter wake ,,


I had a guy yell at me so i appoligysed and said i will slow to 4 Kn next time ,,,,
Funny he waved me down and asked if i could go fast again ,,,,

I got sort of friendly with the guy as my contessa 32 is mored 4 boats passed his ,,
Its a time noise thing he was saying ,,
do you want to hear a V8 at full song with no Wake or have a massive wake and no noise ?
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also as you say idle out ,,, na wont work i have a worked 454 in my ski boat it idles at 1700rpm ,,,, thats abot 7Kn only thing would to paddle the 3 K`s past everyone but then someone would winge about the colour of the paddles i use ,,,,,
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Where was this stated "

My boat canít move without making a big wake


You must have some form of retardation mate !

I have just read 14 pages back and cant see that statment anywhere .
Robert, perhaps the question I have highlighted in blue might be answered by re-reading those that I have highlighted in red.
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And, there you have it.
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hey Simi 60 i dont think they get the Australian way mate ,,

right you are mate, and thank god it is confined to straya. onya!
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I don't think this little story calls for its own thread, so I'll put it here.

Bass fishermen suck.

I cross the bridge near the house this morning and l look down and see a drifting pontoon boat. I pull into the launch ramp and tell a couple of guys to see if they'll drag it back to the dock. Nope.

I've seen the boat tied haphazardly at a dock just a couple hundred feet away for a while now, so I don't think it was a situation of some boater falling overboard from it.

I call my ranger friend at the USACE and tell them, hopefully they check it out. It's calm as can be today so about all it will do is drift to the shoreline in the cove it's in. I also tried to find the guy's house with no luck, he reaches the dock by easement and doesn't actually live near the dock.

I was sitting on an upside down sailing dinghy and was passed by bass fishermen that didn't even slow down to ask if I needed assistance.

So yeah, anything that might interrupt their fishing, they won't even bother.
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