another sailor complaining about power boaters - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 10-04-2012
swampcreek's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pasadena MD
Posts: 334
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
swampcreek is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

ABACO!!!! About 3 years ago in Abaco Bahamas we chartered a 37' Tayana Cutter for ASA courses. There was none of the power boat vs. sailboat crap that we see here on the Chessie. One day a power boat did come within 100' of us and the Captain was really annoyed, I told him were I come from they get close enough to wipe your bow.

Actually most of the power boaters around here are pretty nice, there is mostly seems to be a problem with the newbies or the weekend warriors. Just this past Summer a HUGE yacht came barreling up the bay, he throttled all the way down to almost idle when he passed and then back on plane he went...I was impressed.
__________________
2000 Catalina 320
Previous:
1993 Macgregor 26S
1981 Hobie H16
19?? Sol Cat
19?? Penquin
Many, many power boats

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Life should be an adventure, not a guided tour!
Not all of us in the herd are sheep.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 10-04-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
HobieSailor is on a distinguished road
To be honest, I've never really had a problem with power boaters. Most I've encountered so far have either slowed down while passing or given me a wide berth. I'm on the other side of the canal from you though.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 10-04-2012
Familycruisers's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 134
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Familycruisers is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

My boats made for waves, their little wake just gives my daughters something to to go "weeeeeeeee" about!
__________________
S/V Never Land
Westerly Centaur
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 10-04-2012
Ferretchaser's Avatar
Owned by Velcro
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a Boat
Posts: 751
Thanks: 16
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Ferretchaser is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

They don't realy bother me as long as they don't end up running into me,they cando what they want. Just a shame that some of the loud ones scare the wildlife away.
__________________
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 10-04-2012
swampcreek's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pasadena MD
Posts: 334
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
swampcreek is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

I kind of like...well love the sound of a big block or two roaring by, as long as they're not too close. My last larger boat before we seriously got into sailing was a 1979 Glastron Carlson CVX-20 with a 460 Ford big block, berkley jet drive, and hydrolic Place Diverter (Makes that 200' rooster tail possible). I loved it but it ate engines like candy of course I always had neighborhood wrenches do the major work, I should have just had an engine professionally built. I sold it after rebuiding the second engine a second time and blew it at 20 hours. An autopsy of the motor showed that it wasn't put together right...Me trying to sane money again...
Below is a picture of my extremely cool Mom going out on it with me, I guess she was around 73 at the time, she used to LOVE to go on all my boats no matter haw crazy fast they were (and there were some crazy fast boats in my past) She was so cool, I really miss her. She would have REALLY loved our Catalina 320, we were a lot alike when it came to boats, we love them, dosen't matter what kind or in what condition, we love all boats!...It's just that some of the operators suck.
Attached Thumbnails
another sailor complaining about power boaters-momjtbt.jpg  
Minnewaska and Familycruisers like this.
__________________
2000 Catalina 320
Previous:
1993 Macgregor 26S
1981 Hobie H16
19?? Sol Cat
19?? Penquin
Many, many power boats

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Life should be an adventure, not a guided tour!
Not all of us in the herd are sheep.

Last edited by swampcreek; 10-04-2012 at 08:50 PM. Reason: add content.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 10-04-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 522
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 5
tomandchris is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

I was out in the bay here on Tuesday and the only boats out were sails. 2.5 miles by 6 miles in the lower bay and no matter how much I corrected to stay away they kept chasing me at cross paths. It's not only power boats, and at least with them it is usually over with quickly.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 10-04-2012
swampcreek's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pasadena MD
Posts: 334
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5
swampcreek is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandchris View Post
I was out in the bay here on Tuesday and the only boats out were sails. 2.5 miles by 6 miles in the lower bay and no matter how much I corrected to stay away they kept chasing me at cross paths. It's not only power boats, and at least with them it is usually over with quickly.
Yeah, I've had that happen a few times as well. I've done everything to avoid other sailboats at times and they just have to come right up close. Thats usually the time I consider going for the no tan line thing!...That'll fix them.
__________________
2000 Catalina 320
Previous:
1993 Macgregor 26S
1981 Hobie H16
19?? Sol Cat
19?? Penquin
Many, many power boats

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Life should be an adventure, not a guided tour!
Not all of us in the herd are sheep.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 10-05-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,972
Thanks: 10
Thanked 135 Times in 121 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomandchris View Post
I was out in the bay here on Tuesday and the only boats out were sails. 2.5 miles by 6 miles in the lower bay and no matter how much I corrected to stay away they kept chasing me at cross paths. It's not only power boats, and at least with them it is usually over with quickly.
I presume the were officially the stand-on vessel and should not have maneuvered to give way?

This reminds me, however, that many of us get much more comfortable with how closely we will pass another sailboat than newer sailors could possibly be. I'm reminded of this from time to time, when I can see headway and know we will not pass within 100 feet of a crossing sailboat, but that seems very very close to a passenger.

Its at least possible that the conflicting boat was trying to allow for greater separation to make a passenger comfortable or because they were nervous.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 10-05-2012
rhr1956's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Heath, TX
Posts: 487
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 4
rhr1956 is on a distinguished road
Re: another sailor complaining about power boaters

I'm with you swampcreek...I wonder if I could stuff a small block chevy into my Pearson. ;-)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why I am always wary of Power Boaters..... andrewoliv General Discussion (sailing related) 54 06-01-2012 01:42 PM
Freaked out some power boaters yesterday! swampcreek General Discussion (sailing related) 4 10-11-2010 07:49 AM
Sailors are Better than Power boaters! SailorGregS General Discussion (sailing related) 31 03-18-2009 05:52 PM
biscayne bay power boaters cpa2 General Discussion (sailing related) 15 05-11-2008 01:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.