Puget Sound Pounder
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
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Re: Powerboaters Are Funny
We nearly got T-Boned by a 50 foot fast trawler yesterday. Cruising nicely in a parallel course about 300 feet away. Then it does a hard 90 degree turn right towards our midships and coming fast. He then slightly turns towards our stern but not very much. We had to fall off our nice upward tack to get more speed to get away. I had my hand on the starter button. It really scared the crap out of myself and my wife. It was a beautiful day out in the Sound, what was their damn hurry anyway. Sometimes I wonder if they think it's fun or something.
We now have the last page reserved in our log book to capture the boat names/desc of these idiots. I hope to see them in a marina someday. Maybe we should have reserved two pages in our log book.
The boat was "Serious Freedom" dark blue hull with a white flying bridge, 50 foot trawler.
Oh, and the captain had a mole on his forehead with two or three white hairs sticking out of it.
Last edited by kellysails; 07-22-2013 at 03:33 PM.