Retired Naval Architect
Join Date: May 2012
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Re: Recourse for Powerboats
Never ceases to amaze, how many steadfastly refuse to reduce their own speed when being overtaken...
I'm one of those. You have to practically stop to make it work. If powerboats actually slowed to the proper speed, I would do it but 90% of them simply slow down to the speed where they make the largest wake.
When I hear them calling on the radio for a slow pass, I just wave them by and deal with the wake. It isn't a big deal if things are secured as they should be on a sail boat and after you've learned how to steer through them.
Now, the "Florida Pass" is a different issue. It's intended as a big middle finger and one of the things I dislike about the state. These seem to start about a quarter mile past Fernandina and I've seldom seen them north of there.