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In the Channel

Boating life is just overall best in the channel. And the narrower the channel the better it must be. Otherwise why else would:

-the sailboat races always are running across the channel when you trying to get home
-every guy with a 10' aluminum boat is stopped to fish in the channel because the fish know that is the fishy highway
-all the best undersea stuff to look at must be there as that is where the divers are
-lobsters hang out there as that is where the biggest concentration of lobster pots are found
- that is where the power boats with 2' drafts go during low tide when they see a 7' draft boat trying to sail though it (every other time they just blast by so the wake pushes you out of the channel)

I bet there are more advantages to being in the channel than these, but I'm too stupid to know them.
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Re: In the Channel

Out here the middle of the channel can be identified as the area with the highest number of paddleboards.
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Re: In the Channel

Away from the channel, there's no one to hear you scream.
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Re: In the Channel

Aren't the cool kids in the channel too?
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Re: In the Channel

If you are in the channel, you don't have to keep looking to see where you are. You're in the channel, of course.

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Re: In the Channel

Well if you are a freigher captain and you aren't in the channel you aren't going anywhere until the tug shows up to drag you back into the channel where all the paddleboards and kayacks are.

BTW, if you ever find a narrow channel that goes under a narrow bridge, this is the PERFECT place to set up a net and sit in your metal john-boat. No one minds - really
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Re: In the Channel

Yeah, and the channel is best for just stylin'. It's where everyone is, so they can see you.

Outside's just a waste of time..


PS: no one's mentioned jetskis. They love the channel, more wakes to jump across, especially if the bigger powerboats don't slow down, making it even more perrfect..
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Re: In the Channel

Not everyone wants to be IN the channel. We have one semi-famous old guy in an old boat that can spend half the day going back and forth ACROSS the channel in Annapolis. This allows a good view of both ends of the channel without turning your head. One tack is an upstream view and one is downstream
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It's like the Mall.....
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Re: In the Channel

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Not everyone wants to be IN the channel. We have one semi-famous old guy in an old boat that can spend half the day going back and forth ACROSS the channel in Annapolis. This allows a good view of both ends of the channel without turning your head. One tack is an upstream view and one is downstream
He must sail here in FL too, in front of the drawbridges on the ICW.
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