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I have a different take. Seems the OP was nasty from the start. Just say'n.
Hey - I'm the OP. When was I nasty?

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Hey - I'm the OP. When was I nasty?

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I guess it is your own answer to your own "Why" question. If you don't like people waving at you, stop making eye contact.

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Most everyone in FL is from somewhere else. Mostly up north. The wave is a nice novelty at first, then like everything else just becomes 'obligatory'. Some of us don't do 'obligatory' very well. Some of us despise the thought of having to do things just cause everyone else does.
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To the people that are feeling slighted and confused by the OP's post,

WAVE


geez, lighten up already!

(Welshman, feel free to not wave back..)
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Most everyone in FL is from somewhere else. Mostly up north. The wave is a nice novelty at first, then like everything else just becomes 'obligatory'. Some of us don't do 'obligatory' very well. Some of us despise the thought of having to do things just cause everyone else does.
That's what your wife said.
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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!)
I have'nt read all the posts yet but I get the gist. As a commercial tug boatman, I even wave at jet ski's when they pass, but for you sir I wll extend the most pronounce of my fingers and show my hind quarter as I pass.

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I guess it is your own answer to your own "Why" question. If you don't like people waving at you, stop making eye contact.
I have an obligation to keep a 360˚ watch - hard to do with eyes averted.
I do have an 'elegant' solution to my problem (I'll get the drawings off to the loft pronto):

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I have'nt read all the posts yet but I get the gist. As a commercial tug boatman, I even wave at jet ski's when they pass, but for you sir I wll extend the most pronounce of my fingers and show my hind quarter as I pass.
You might get some unwanted attention in KW with that.
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