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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

I like waving, but after the first dozen boats, I let my kids wave instead.
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I like waving, but after the first dozen boats, I let my kids wave instead.
See? Now with all due respect: you, sir, are part of the problem!

It appears that most vessels that have kids on board let the kids do the waving. They are indefatigable! Adults would have stopped long ago.

It's like getting stuck behind or beside a schoolbus - every window framing a snotty-faced urchin waving frantically!

And tell me Cap'n Bill (off the record) - what's with the pirate flag? is it some secret code? The maritime equivalent of the 'Baby On Board' tags on minivans?

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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

If I make eye contact with someone I will wave. That's how they know I'm being friendly and not gawking at their bikini-clad wife. When eye contact is made and I wave and someone doesn't wave back, I just mutter "douchebag" and get on with it. I get not waving, but if I say hello to someone and they ignore me I am inclined to knock them flat on their ass. The same feeling carries over on the water. I'm not really an angry guy, am I, LOL? Common courtesy goes a long way.
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

To the original poster, stick a few of these on yer boat.
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

Post a picture of your boat so I don't waste a waive. It costs so much and you can never take it back.
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

I'm beginning to think this is just the OP's idea of pot stirring.

Even Flying's reply to my post seems to have been intentionally taken it out of context. Missed the karma piece.

To me, anyone that is patently unwilling to wave to a fellow boater is entirely out of character with anyone I've ever known to enjoy the sea. That's pushing 40 years.

As far as traffic goes, no one has a monopoly on it compared to the East Passage here. You don't waive to every single boat on the bay, only those that come close to your "personal space". You know it when you see it. It's more than just friendly, its an acknowledgment that you are aware of the big buoyant obstruction that you are going to be sure you miss.

Here's my vision of this silliness. One of the folks at our marina comes over to a group of us on the dock that are chatting over a cup of coffee and says...... "stop freaking waiving at me". They would get their wish, along with stop freaking talking to me, stop freaking acknowledging I exist and stop freaking inviting me to play reindeer games with you. What they would not get would be, stop freaking talking about me and telling everyone that ever came to the marina about me.

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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

There's a place for people who feel like you do, it's called the Mojave Desert. Nobody will wave at you because there isn't anybody there. You can buy a nice big piece of property cheap and nobody will bother you.
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

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(snip) I'm way more gregarious on and around my boat than I am in real life. (snip)
I love that.

In the Oz outback one is obliged to raise one finger from the steering wheel when passing another vehicle. Try that in the city and you'd end up with bleeding RSI.

If its just you passing one lone soul on a deserted track then a cheery g'day is well called for . Do it in the city and they'll have you committed.

Same goes with boats. Offshore, heck I'll even wave at a passing stinker. Inshore they can go and have sexual congress with themselves especially if the bustards come and anchor nearby.
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They would get their wish, along with stop freaking talking to me, stop freaking acknowledging I exist and stop freaking inviting me to play reindeer games with you.
I was always happy to exchange a friendly wave but now now you tell me it's an invitation to reindeer games. I guess I'll reluctantly join the Welshman.
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