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Old 30-05-2018, 14:18   #391
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Go and fix them!

There’s a whole thread here about that.
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Old 30-05-2018, 15:46   #392
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All of us need to start reporting these incidents to the coast guard. If they are driving a 100 foot boat they probably have a captains license and they will be held accountable for their behavior.
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Old 30-05-2018, 15:54   #393
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I spent this weekend (48 hrs.) listening to the incessant but enchanting sounds of a sailboat's clanging halyards. Ah, such a wonderful sound.

There were about 25 sailboats in total, only one clanging away. Can you imagine all 25 clanging away, such bliss.
Surprised that you could hear them over the sound of your gen set running...

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Iím a sailboater and clanging halyards drive me nuts as well.
They just arenít that hard to prevent.
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Surprised that you could hear them over the sound of your gen set running...

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You assume my genny was running? A bit stereotypical. Oh well.
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Surprised that you could hear them over the sound of your gen set running...

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You assume my genny was running? A bit stereotypical. Oh well.
Well, partly a stereotype, partly experience with sports fisherman type vessels and partly meant as a gentle joke, pointing out that most folks don't leave their halyards slack and banging... just like most motor yacht don't come anchor near us and run their gen sets all night... or do they?

If you don't do this sort of thing, well, good onya, mate!

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+1 vote for funniest comeback of the thread.
There is a similar clash of goals in the camping world. In the US, many campgrounds now group the campers on wheels away from the tent people, as there are different noises and needs. This works very well to keep the generator noises away from the quiet camp fires.
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We were heading north on the ICW about 10 miles north of Fort Pierce, I think. This was probably 3 - 4 weeks ago. We heard a boat being hailed and asked repeatedly to slow down to pass. The boat didn't respond. A short time later, all we heard was "a$$hole".

A bit later we look behind us, and this large megayacht is barreling up the ditch putting out a 5' wake. We tried hailing him. He passed within 10' of us and we were tossed back and forth and EVERYTHING came off the counters, table, etc. What a mess. Never mind how shook up I was. Now we had the name of his boat, and tried hailing him. No response. We called it into the USCG. Unfortunately, they do nothing. They said we needed to call FDW. The captain figured nothing would be done, but I wanted it noted that the captain of said boat is a danger on the water. I called and finally got to the right office (you need to know the county it happened in) and complained. Not sure if it did any good or not.

Still shaken up hours later, I googled the boat name and sure enough, it belonged to a company that provides the boat with a hired captain. It appeared it was being delivered from FL to MA for the summer season. I called and left a message. Then I found them on FB and sent a message. They took note of my concerns and I figured that would be that. I just heard back from them the other day. I'm not sure of the details, but their captain damaged the boat and was fired the next day. They are now suing the captain. Since they gave me the name of said captain, I looked HIM up on FB. He's telling his friends that the boat was a POS and he had to walk off. Yeah, ok. One of his friends asked him if he "ruined another boat". OMG. He truly is an a$$hole and he was the kind that just didn't care.
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