Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S/V Waltzing Matilda, Port Ludlow, WA (NW Puget Sound)
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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?
I've found that people who talk about "driving" their boat are more likely to be stupid and/or ignorant on the water.
I was watching a 30' power boat try and get into the slip yeasterday, it took 7 people two on the dock supervising, 4 on the dock with lines fighting the guy on the bridge who kept throwing the boat if forward/reverse/forward reverse etc.
Have also seen an equal sized power boat with twin screws and bow thruster, busy playing with three propellers not paying attention to the wind.
Or the guy that is so much of a hurry to get into the fuel dock to let you get out
Or the guy who got a dockline caught in his prop and the other guy, instead of helping him was cussing and swearing at him because he was in his way...I always thought boaters were supposed to help each other, maybe it's just a sailboat thing