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post #21 of Old 08-01-2011
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We all have a story to tell about an outrageous wake. We left a neighboring port one afternoon and were amazed at how the big powerboats jam the throttles forward when they exit the busy no wake zone. A fifty footer digs a heck of a hole in the water and all that water has to go somewhere. After experiencing this nonsense firsthand, we were just a couple miles away from this port when we heard the Coast Guard responding to a call about a 17 foot speedboat being capsized from one of these wakes. We were not surprised.

I've noticed that when these big boats leave the scene of their mayhem, they advertise the name of their boat and their home port in really big letters. I find that very considerate of them. Especially if one of my family members has been thrown across the cabin into the chart table. If there are only 3 marinas in that port that can accommodate a boat of that size, and the marinas are only a half hour drive by car......well, I'm just sayin'.
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