WTH is up w/ the spotlight? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-28-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
sailordave is on a distinguished road
WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Last Saturday I was sailing up the Bay after a day of delightful racing and festivities in Annapolis and not once but twice a southbound powerboat lit me up w/ a very bright spotlight. This has happened before and it's always been a stupid powerboater. I'm just sailing along enjoying a great ride up the flood (SOG never under 7.2!) and minding my own business right on the edge of the channel.

It wasn't like we were in any danger of being in confliction, it was pretty obvious they just wanted to see what that boat was over yonder. Never altered course or slowed down. Both boats were way further inshore and going pretty fast (15 knots+). Just really annoying and murder on my night vision if I happen to be looking that way.

Anyone else have this problem?
__________________
CS 36M DIANTHUS
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-28-2013
Coquina's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 448
Thanks: 4
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Coquina is on a distinguished road
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Yes - idiot powerboaters cannot move 10 feet without spotlighting everything.
__________________
Joe Della Barba
Coquina
C&C 35 MK I

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-28-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,013
Thanks: 0
Thanked 141 Times in 125 Posts
Rep Power: 5
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Fighting fire with fire is the only thing that will get through to those clowns...

Anyone sailing at night should have something like this, anyway...


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-28-2013
azguy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 550
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 3
azguy is on a distinguished road
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Maybe a secret signal between power boaters
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-28-2013
Tim R.'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,542
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Yeah, great idea! Blind them after they have blinded you. Better hope they are smart enough to slow down once they cannot see any more.

Trying to fight this is like trying to fight radio checks on 16. Fruitless.
sawingknots and capta like this.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-28-2013
Captainmeme's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 806
Thanks: 4
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Captainmeme is on a distinguished road
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Paint a smiley face on your rear and moon em next time they light you up.
__________________
No such thing as a free cat, and that goes for boats as well.
Nor'sea 27
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-28-2013
aeventyr60's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 1,660
Thanks: 7
Thanked 36 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 4
aeventyr60 is on a distinguished road
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Must be one of those active captain applications.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"Your dreams minus your doubts equals your net worth"

Life is a short journey, filled with emptiness and pain. Get all the sailing and booty you can.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-28-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,013
Thanks: 0
Thanked 141 Times in 125 Posts
Rep Power: 5
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim R. View Post
Yeah, great idea! Blind them after they have blinded you. Better hope they are smart enough to slow down once they cannot see any more.

Trying to fight this is like trying to fight radio checks on 16. Fruitless.
LOL! Yeah, well - at least it's worked for me...

I deal with this a lot, primarily in Florida... Usually on moderately-sized Sea Rays and the like, with remote control searchlights mounted on the bow...

Shining a light back at them until they turn off or avert their own never fails to produce the desired result... They may turn it back on fulltime as soon as they pass me, but it is extremely rare that I ever get lit up a second time...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-28-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,077
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sawingknots is on a distinguished road
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

I know its hard but the best thing is just write these fools off as such btw my hats off to tow/tug captains,they only light you up as briefly as possible
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-28-2013
hellosailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,879
Thanks: 2
Thanked 101 Times in 98 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Re: WTH is up w/ the spotlight?

The appropriate response is to lob a five inch starshell over their boat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best spotlight? okapi3 Gear & Maintenance 11 05-14-2013 09:23 PM
Spotlight on sailing history NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-27-2011 08:20 PM
Sailing spotlight on Schull NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-23-2011 09:40 PM
Perfect spotlight newnewbie Gear & Maintenance 18 02-28-2011 09:20 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:43 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.