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03-09-2007 12:03 PM
Other than the noise, it is not the PWC that drive me crazy. Their wake is small. IT IS THE 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR HATTERAS OR HALF MILLION DOLLAR SEA RAY DRIVEN BY PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER HAD A BOAT BEFORE. They come by at a half plane. They cannot see what is in front of them. They will blow by you (only a few feet away) in a no wake zone or down the ICW. Very few show courtesy. I don't know where the rest of the readers reside, but in S Florida, it is Sea Ray and Hatteras heaven. I cannot even imagine the multi-millions of dollars going down the ICW in any given hour.
You will see some of my stuff in Latts & Atts on this. Ruined my day once.
03-09-2007 01:58 AM
Ouch... but in many cases, those same PWC riders are doing things like wake jumping... and just asking to get nailed... i've spent enough time on the water to know that you really don't have to go looking for trouble... it will find you often enough without any help from you.
03-08-2007 11:14 PM
I probably shouldn't admit this but I caught a pwc once or I should say my highly skilled highly paid crew did.
They forgot to bring in the lure coming home one day and just before we got to the bouy evey body started yelling By the time I got everyting pulled back
we had already snatched the afore mentioned wake jumper off his ride and the hook out of him THAT HAD TO HURT. Good thing I hadn,t made it into the pass yet I'd had some esplainin to do. thank God it didnt cut his head off 100 pound mono is pretty unforgiving. turned out just went in and tore out left nice little hole in his arm. I wanted to hang the ski up at the dock and get our picture made with it but he wouldn't let us.
03-08-2007 08:56 PM
I learned with the PWC that a potato gun works pretty good too!!
03-08-2007 08:07 PM
BTW, a video camera is always useful when they go by... they are liable for damage caused by their wake, especially in a no wake zone...and a video of them going by with a huge wake is a good way to get the local water police to do something about it....
03-08-2007 07:29 PM
Thats way worse because Its A.. hole produced and completely rude. and it catches you off guard. They do that in the pass here all the time. If your in that big a hurry to get into the gulf you need to get your sorry Arse out of bed earlier in the mornig. big bucks and no brains
03-08-2007 05:52 PM
CD- That's where you need the laser guided surface-to-surface missles... Them and PWCs...
03-08-2007 04:22 PM
Never been in seas that big. I will tell you that I have been anchored off the ICW (in a no wake zone) when sport fishers come whizing right beside you on a half plane! It will take you out of the bunk!!!! Does that count!????? (Smile)
03-08-2007 04:14 PM
- WHAT IS YOUR THRESHOLD! You need to know
I don't know were mine is. all Ive ever done is work on boats. and I've been in really rough seas several times 25 ft maybe 30+, 40 to fifty on the rigs Ive worked on. I don't know if I would be here today. Wave height and fish size seem to go hand and hand with a lot of people.
I have now doubt that Mr. gainer saw 40+ waves. but outside of being in a bad north easter in the north Atlantic or a hurricane or a north wester in the pacific north west most people probably wont see waves 40 feet tall . I have some good slide photos Of taking a 152 ft mini cruise ship from Oakland to Seattle, One of the worst trips I was ever on, of a bulk carrier with his bow coming out of the top of a wave while He steamed past us. that boat had bilge keels and was really cranky. Whip lash was the biggest problem We had a new deckhand on that trip that started puking before we got under the golden gate and was down for the in-tier 5 days it took us to get up to Seattle. You couldn't have bribed him out of bed with a million dollars.
When we got there and tried to drop anchor we couldn't get the anchors out of the hawes pipes we had to go over on a stage and beat them out with sledge hammers. and we were missing a few pieces of steele reinforcing on some window covers. all in all it sucked very much bad. so bad at one point off Eureka Cal. I made one of thos 120 dollar phone calls to tell the GF I was going to be a couple days late getting home.
Cd I'm with you If I ever see fifty ft Im going to need clean shorts
one thing I noticed about Skips post was right off he put the blame on decisions that were made way before the grounding.
I think that speaks well of him.
Sorry for the Ramble
03-08-2007 03:05 PM
Wow. All credit to Skip and Lydia. They certainly have the right attitude. It's an expensive lesson, but they seem to be having more fun sailing a crippled boat back to a fixit yard for a couple of months of fibreglassing and sanding than they did when everything was 100%.
That probably bodes well for their future as sailors. Thanks for the update.
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