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11-11-2011 06:56 AM
LarryandSusanMacDonald When I'm King of the World, there will be no planing hulls.
11-10-2011 09:39 PM
tommays Don't come to Northport you will have a stroke over the boat wakes
11-10-2011 05:32 PM
b40Ibis I don't like your tone blaming S. Carolinians for the act of an ass-clown individual probably not even from here. Come on, it's N.M. Beach. Do you have some sort of repressed anti-south chip on the shoulder? I'm just sayin'.
11-10-2011 05:06 PM
Originally Posted by Psteven View Post
I noticed there was an outfit selling brass cannons at the Annapolis show this year. Maybe we should mount one on the foredeck.
Haha, that's awesome! First shot across the bow!
11-10-2011 04:49 PM
Psteven I noticed there was an outfit selling brass cannons at the Annapolis show this year. Maybe we should mount one on the foredeck.
11-10-2011 04:43 PM
leogallant When we moved my son's boat from HHI to Charleston, it was the mega powerboats that seemed the least considerate with wake and how close they would come. Had no problem with fishermen, just had to watch for their crab pots :-) Always a bad apple somewhere, although I've yet to meet one in the sailing community while on the water :-)
11-10-2011 04:25 PM
LarryandSusanMacDonald I'd like to think that laws and regulations regarding this matter could be enforced. However, law enforcement is understaffed on the waterways and certainly has bigger fish to fry than wake-makers.

My purpose for this thread was to bring a small problem to the attention of the larger boating community at large. Sometimes, social pressure can do more good than the threat of fines or loss of privileges. If we ask marinas where we keep our boats to post notices (in the place where they will be read - above the urinals) regarding the possible consequences - and make it personal.

For instance: "What if it were YOUR mother who fell and broke her hip because of someone thoughtless enough to generate a wake next to an anchored boat?" Or get a little civic pride involved - "Do you want people to think that everyone from (Insert your state, town, county, locale) has no manners?"

Maybe a little social pressure will help at least a few individuals to be more mannerly.

Probably not.
11-09-2011 02:53 PM
Originally Posted by LarryandSusanMacDonald View Post
My point here is that it is not only unmannerly, it can be dangerous (maybe someone on one of those boats was preparing dinner, and a pot of boiling water gets dumped down on someone.) If we would all point this out to our fellow boaters, maybe a message would get through to a few.
Not to mention that you are responsible for any damage done by your wake. Obviously the folks in your example didn't care, but if anyone happened to have a camera handy, a picture could be taken before the wake disappears and used against them if needed.
11-09-2011 02:39 PM
ImASonOfaSailor if the coast guard had powerful boats they could catch anyone they want! DOnt you watch CSI, Miami Vice! OOoops showing my age!
11-09-2011 12:42 PM
sawingknots the s.c dnr is woefully understaffed [pretty much like everywhere] the fact is anyone can do pretty much what they want also theres no way to catch up to a power boat except maybe a load of birdshot,i don't see this issue improving
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