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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

I was there and saw the powerboat hit that other boats anchor, it was loud
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Sailboaters Are Funny Too

Sailors aren't immune to stupidity...

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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

That was a darn shame...pretty expensive lesson
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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

The boat behind them was racing for the win too. It wasn't a shame, it was just plain stupid! If that pole snapped straight back, someone could have been killed.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program:
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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

Julie Looking closer were they (on the sailboat racing to the bridge) knocking back beers as they were looking up?
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Re: Sailboaters Are Funny Too

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Sailors aren't immune to stupidity...

Sailboat vs Bridge - YouTube
No need to wait for the bridge to open anymore, technically wasn't he a power boater post incident anyway? So the shoe fits so to speak
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I am both a sailor and a powerboater. I have to agree with "mad machine" here. It's so easy for someone to have limited knowledge and still operate a powerboat while sailing almost forces a little more education.

That being said, after all these years I am really getting prejudice with jet skis. When I see one now, I immediately think "moron is about to do something stupid" and I prepare for evasive action. It's probably wrong to think that negatively but I admit I do. And kids... I am so sick of seeing kids on these things. By far the most dangerous on my ranking list.

Next worse for me are parents/adults letting far too young kids drive jet skis. I saw an older lady with a little kid sitting in front of her. I was turning to port to go into a channel. Seeing them coming I hugged the nav marker leaving about 200 yards of open water for them to pass me on my starboard side to continue up the lake. As they came closer it was apparent they were about to do something stupid. I slowed to an almost stop. Thank goodness I did as they passed me on my port side in the 5 feet between me and the marker and then cut hard in front across my bow to continue going straight, not into the channel. Um, I think it would be wise to TAKE THE CONTROL FROM YOUR CHILD at that point. They continued oblivious.
You have the real situation covered - one has to know a bit in order to make a sailboat go.

The jet ski people are the real, unfixable morons. They are the reason we are required to have operators permits (drivers licenses) here - there were so many 12 year olds on 200 HP jet skis causing havoc and deaths.

They are the living proof that 1/2 of all the people you meet have a lower than average IQ. The ban on jet skis in the San Juans should spread around the world.
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A few of my co-workers are powerboaters.. If I use any nautical terms around them, I get blank looks
I can one-up you on this...

Back over Memorial Day weekend, the wife & I visited with her sister in Tennessee. We rented a pontoon boat for a day on one of the reservoirs, mostly for the enjoyment of the S-I-L's two kids.

The guy who was giving me a safety/vessel orientation hit all the obvious stuff, and then I asked about ground tackle. Got a blank stare... So I rephrased it to "anchor and rode"; he said "yeah there's an anchor but what's rode?" I said "the stuff that attaches the anchor to the boat." He finally caught up with me.

The kicker? This guy was the local TowBoatUS guy
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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

Fun powerboat radio calls:

Mayday Mayday my husband fell overboard and I can't get him back on the boat. He is holding on to a line but can't climb back in. HELP
USCG spends some time trying to locate this very upset women. Several other boats jump in with questions like where do you live, where did you launch the boat, what can you see, etc. Eventually someone figures out where she is and tells her they are on the way.
OK someone is coming to help. Do you think I should slow down?
SHE HAD BEEN UNDERWAY DRAGGING HER POOR HUSBAND THE ENTIRE TIME ALL THIS WAS GOING ON!

*in the end he got retreived and all was well...........

Second one:
MAYDAY MAYDAY I hit the Bay Bridge! I have damage to my boat
USCG: Did you not see the bridge?
Powerboat: I was arguing with my girlfriend
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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

Last week Vic Edelbrock's yacht Victorious totally cut us off, just off of Sidney, B.C. His dinghy almost went over our bow.
I filed a complaint with CCG, USCG and Transport Canada. Transport Canada and the CCG gave him a visit on board Victorious in Victoria Harbour on Thursday. We have a video of the incident but the site won't let me load it. Here is a picture of him approaching our bow, we went to video right after taking this shot.
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