Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"
Restricted in ability to maneuver doesn't mean inconvenient to maneuver, it means you can't.
Sailboats can't point above 45. Note the period on the end of that sentence.
Most can't just tack every 20 seconds while a troller plays with a school, or gets a fresh beer. For a lot of boats it's downright dangerous to go from a hard on the wind course to falling off on a beam without seriously adjusting sails (it would blow me right over in a serious wind).
I wish the DNR would actually put clear wording on registration applications that spelled out trolling doesn't count.
Until then I'll just have to tack well and tack early to miss people too stupid to fish at the supermarket.
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