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post #43 of Old 07-06-2013
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Re: Recourse for Powerboats

The following is purely hypothetical.

I don't cruise the ICW, but here in Michigan we have to share the channels that connect our inland lakes and harbors to the Great Lakes. As you exit a channel, the 40ft. powerboat that you are next to you or is slightly behind you like to jam their throttles forward, dig a hole in the water, and send all that water at you. Last season, one of them flipped a speedboat in the next port South of us. Jerks.

Around here, the cities are small, there are a limited amount of marinas that will accommodate a large powerboat. And have you ever noticed that powerboats have large, billboard-like transoms that display the boat's name and home port?

Last season a 40 foot charter fishing boat dug a hole next to me, and tossed my friends around the cockpit. The captain never looked back, while his customers dropped their jaws and pointed at us. Jerk.

Do that kind of crap to my friends and you'll be lucky if I visit your slip during the day. I can and I will find you. Hypothetically.
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