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I've was wondering why people seem to be waving so much less. I finally figured it out. They are talking on their cell phones.
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You sure know a lot of handicapped folks, sweetie. Why do you say that, honey? Well, everyone that waved to us today has only one finger!
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I can't win!

When I don't wave I get all kinds of abuse: name calling; threats of violence etc.

And when I do wave, what do I get? Seems like same old same old....
lifes too short to pay much attention to whats said here! or to most of the other boaters you encounter,just enjoy life and being on the water,"may the wind always be at your back and the path rise up to meet your feet",i wish you well!
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Re: Most of you know how I feel about waving, right?

Some time back we were approaching a dock at Palmetto Bay Marina in Hilton Head. There must have been a dozen people out on the dock vigoruously waving. I was surprised to be receiving such a friendly greeting until when we came closer to the dock and within the cloud of biting gnats,- then, we were waving too!


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The only wave I do not return is from the a hole plowing a big wake as they go by.

We were trying to launch the dink at cuttyhunk and some clown comes by in a picnic boat plowing a big 4' wake 30' away and they're all waving hello to us. We both flipped them off simultaneously, and my wife doesn't normally do that!

the boaters in new england show no respect, we also hear a lot of swearing on the vhf here, and virtually none elsewhere down the coast.
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the boaters in new england show no respect, we also hear a lot of swearing on the vhf here, and virtually none elsewhere down the coast.
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yup the s.c gnats are vicious,i went tru paris island,nol waving or slapping allowed, I don't know why people with a common interest can't seem to get along with each other or people in general,i do normal wave at other boaters,,if they don't respond ,nothing to do about that!
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Re: Most of you know how I feel about waving, right?

My waving story:
I was out with my daughters on the sunfish this summer. It was a nice breezy day and we were having a good time. As we were heading out we saw a boat with a few folks sailing in, fairly close to us. As they passed by the guy at the helm was waving and calling out something. Couldn't quite make him out or figure what he was saying. I squinted, removed my sunglasses and said "what"? But still couldn't guess who it was. I ended with the proverbial half shrug that means, I'm sorry I just don't know who you are. After the point of no return my daughter said, oh, that was Dr. W...., our eye Dr. I felt like an idiot and imagined what he must of felt when his sailing friends asked who the guy on the sunfish was.
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