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Re: Recourse for Powerboats

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Originally Posted by boatpoker View Post
Securite, Securite, Securite !

All mariners in the vicinity of the Virginia Cut take heed.

A large powerboat named XXXXX is driving erratically and dragging a dangerous wake.


The above radio call has worked for me on a number of occasions
We use this approach on the waterway quite often. It doesn't help after the boat has waked you but it might help the next boat ahead. We also point a camera at the boats coming up from behind that look like they aren't' going to slow down. That works in some cases I'm sure. Take the photos or videos and post them on the internet, but keep in mind that it's illegal in some states to record someone in public without their permission. It might shame a few into slowing down, and maybe not. There isn't anything much you can do. No authorities, including the Cast Guard, have ever acknowledged they will do anything about it in our 20= years of cruising the ICW. We did an article on the changes we have seen on the ICW over the years and posted it on our blog. It was originally published in a couple of well known boating publications, The Trawler Beach House: Changes On The ICW .Chuck
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