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Reading what ?

(hmmm .... Minnewaska may be on to something ....)
It (whatever 'it' is) does seem to have gone beyond its 'best before' date.

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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

When I first stepped aboard my Grandfather's Sharpie 50 years ago, I was taught it was a friendly gesture to give a wave to those who passed by, and to wave like a mad fool at those about to run into you.
Have you given thought to cruising off the coast of Somalia?

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It (whatever 'it' is) does seem to have gone beyond its 'best before' date.
shame though .... that undefinable it was fun while it lasted ....

ah me ... the douche she is bagged ...

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good ole sailnet,hey welchman i threw you a olive branch,just don't push it!
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Wow, first complaint I ever heard about people being courteous. I wave to everyone out on the water - we are all in this together.
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good ole sailnet,hey welchman i threw you a olive branch,just don't push it!
And it was much appreciated, but, for my part, totally unnecessary as I wasn't aware of any animosity between us.

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cool,we're good
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

Today I fuel'd up 2 cruise ships, and as we pulled away there was 1000 people on the rail, waving at us grunts down on the barge. I could not help but think of this thread, we waved back enthsuiastically, me just a little bit more than my crew members.

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Today I fuel'd up 2 cruise ships, and as we pulled away there was 1000 people on the rail, waving at us grunts down on the barge. I could not help but think of this thread, we waved back enthsuiastically, me just a little bit more than my crew members.
My work here is done.....

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We just got back from a couple of weeks of cruising up the East side of Georgian Bay.

As some may remember our original plan of heading up to the North Channel was aborted by certain events.

Anyhow, the sail is repaired, the dinghy motor running and we are back to 'normal'.

As I said: we have been cruising around the East Side of Georgian Bay. This, at this time of year, has to be one of the busiest fresh-water boating areas in North America. Between we cruisers (of which we are legion - power and sail); cottagers going to and fro; recreational boaters out for the day; tour boats; PWC's; water-skiiers (wakeboarders); kayakers; canoists; amphibious planes; etc. etc. etc.

Why is it that most people feel inclined to wave at passing fellow boaters?

Almost every vessel we passed - from stand-up paddle board to 70' Sunseeker - gave a wave from cursory to full-blown vigourous.

Why?

We're not in a parade. We don't know these people. What's the point? Is it because of the perception that we are all mariners and have something in common? Bollocks! We have as much in common with the backwards-ball-hat-and-wife-beater-shirt-wearing yobbo on the crappy-music-blaring-bass-throbbing Ski boat as Sir Francis Chichester has with Francesco Schettino.

I can understand if we've been weeks in the Roaring Forties; haven't seen another human for weeks. Here we share a bond. Here the acknowledgement of another soul brings comfort from the isolation. Heading towards Five-Mile Narrows, after passing, and being waved at by, literally thousands of grinning vacationers doesn't require the same interaction.

So please don't wave at me. And especially don't expect a wave back - particularly if you have just swamped me with your six-foot wake (I'm talking to you Mr. SeaRay!)
You may want to find a less friendly passtime. Some suggestions:

Jousting
Ultimate fighting
****-fighting
Dog-fighting
Eye-poking
Paint-ball fighting

I'm not sure sailing is for you.
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