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Getting back at motobo's with a dust cloud perhaps is the only way TO do it because they are otherwise clueless if you were to do it with a boat wake and I'd not want to create wake damage to any boats anyway.
My experience with motobo's was one I observed from a floating finger pier adjacent to a channel while the skipper's outspoken female passenger/girlfriend on the boat stopped for an infraction kept telling the state trooper that they were only going 10 mph insistently, repeatedly only 10mph and repeatedly insisting what could he be thinking of by stopping them. We weren't speeding, she nagged. I saw the speedometer; only 10, she said. The trooper politely ignored her as he asked the skipper for license and reg, etc. She continued to interrupt and nag the trooper that they WERE going slow and he was SOOO wrong. The young skipper was mortified by this time. The trooper then in a telling manner suggestive of one that Dennis Farina (RIP) would use looked from the skipper to her saying "lady, MOVE to the bow, you know, the front of the boat and shut it or I'll ticket you for interfering...MOVE NOW!". The skipper gingerly took girlfriend by the arm to the bow. The trooper explained to the skipper that "... it's not the speed cap, it's the WAKE! See the guy balancing on the bobbing finger pier (me!). Here's a warning this time 'cause you've got problems enough up in the bow. Have a good outing."
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Informative post. Thanks for sharing!
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..Aaaaannnd sometimes Powerboaters are sad.
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One guy at my marina is blessed with a wife that is Dolly Parton like in dimensions and works the foredeck in a bikini. He is also blessed with a total lack of boat handling skills, so docking involves him hitting pilings, slamming the boat into and out of gear, and yelling at his wife while her accessories are getting sent various directions by all this
Now. Really. How could this not have been picked up on already? I'm disappointed in you all.

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My least favorite powerboats in the SF Bay are the ferryboats. They're huge, fast and cut a big wake. They also seem to see nothing wrong with buzzing right my a boat under sail. To my little boat the wake is a little scary- I've been spun around by it when I didn't know to fear it. I guess it's gross tonnage rules. ~LL
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Getting back at motobo's with a dust cloud perhaps is the only way TO do it because they are otherwise clueless if you were to do it with a boat wake and I'd not want to create wake damage to any boats anyway.
My experience with motobo's was one I observed from a floating finger pier adjacent to a channel while the skipper's outspoken female passenger/girlfriend on the boat stopped for an infraction kept telling the state trooper that they were only going 10 mph insistently, repeatedly only 10mph and repeatedly insisting what could he be thinking of by stopping them. We weren't speeding, she nagged. I saw the speedometer; only 10, she said. The trooper politely ignored her as he asked the skipper for license and reg, etc. She continued to interrupt and nag the trooper that they WERE going slow and he was SOOO wrong. The young skipper was mortified by this time. The trooper then in a telling manner suggestive of one that Dennis Farina (RIP) would use looked from the skipper to her saying "lady, MOVE to the bow, you know, the front of the boat and shut it or I'll ticket you for interfering...MOVE NOW!". The skipper gingerly took girlfriend by the arm to the bow. The trooper explained to the skipper that "... it's not the speed cap, it's the WAKE! See the guy balancing on the bobbing finger pier (me!). Here's a warning this time 'cause you've got problems enough up in the bow. Have a good outing."
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..Aaaaannnd sometimes Powerboaters are sad.
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I sail right in this area. They have barges moored in the river near the old bridge for work platforms for the new bridge footings they are making. Unfortunately for this group on the power boat, the barges are not lit up at night.

About a month ago I was sailing at night in this area with some friends from out of town. Logically, they wanted to sail right up to the bridge. Fortunately I remembered the stationary barges there and kept us some distance from the bridge and these floating hazards. Under a full moon we were close enough to see them. Moving at 5 knots has it's advantages...

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My least favorite powerboats in the SF Bay are the ferryboats. They're huge, fast and cut a big wake. They also seem to see nothing wrong with buzzing right my a boat under sail. To my little boat the wake is a little scary- I've been spun around by it when I didn't know to fear it. I guess it's gross tonnage rules. ~LL
That's Caribbean sailing rules - "De biggest boat got de right o' way mon".

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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a "21' Stingray"?

Any bets on how fast they were going?

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a "21' Stingray"?

Any bets on how fast they were going?
Actually the boat did not look that damaged, at least in the fuzzy photos. But yes, folks do like to go way too fast at night after a few drinks.
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