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Re: Hit and runs at Marinas
Unfortunately, yes, it seems to happen with some frequency.
I was hit at my slip, although not very hard, while down below. I came up on deck to find the offending boat just motoring off and not looking back. Left a scratch, but they made zero effort to own up to it. I had to notify the marina myself.
I've witnessed some amazing other stuff. One fella (who I since learned was borrowing his friend's boat) pinballed off three boats in the fairway. First, he thought he was going to back into me (which is how I saw this happen), so he threw his outboard in forward and plowed across the fairway into the other side instead. Then, trying to recover, he started to side swipe the back of two boats on that side, so he got frustrate and literally firewalled the throttle, in the marina, to exit. Threw a two foot wake inside the marina! In that process, he tore off the skeg of a raised outboard and motored off. This time, the marina staff witnessed it too.
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