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05-11-2008 02:05 PM
Iflyka200s
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Originally Posted by Sapperwhite View Post
Is it illegal to carry a netgun in Miami?

NO WAY! Down here we have the 'no retreat' aka 'stand your ground law' you can whack anyone just on principal!

We do let a few live so they can come back and spend money...

CPA2,

Sorry that happened to you.. I grew up sailing at CGSC and CRYC... a shame what its become...
05-11-2008 11:47 AM
Sapperwhite Is it illegal to carry a netgun in Miami?

05-11-2008 11:44 AM
timebandit
Originally Posted by xort
carry a throwing line to toss out in their path so as to tangle in their props!!!!
NOW that is the best idea I have ever heard from this site!!!! Arggggg

Do be sure to pull along them and ask that they pay for the line!!
05-11-2008 11:23 AM
Melrna
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Originally Posted by xort View Post
carry a throwing line to toss out in their path so as to tangle in their props!!!!
NOW that is the best idea I have ever heard from this site!!!! Arggggg
05-11-2008 08:55 AM
PBzeer You see the same kind of thing, particularly with the jet-skis, at the Marine Stadium anchorage on the weekends. Though, the last time I was there, they had two marine police boats there all day Saturday, and they were stopping people.

I think a big part of the problem in Miami is that people with the kind of boats that are inconsiderate, tend to be people with a good chunk of money. This tends to make them feel, if not above the law, at least above the rules of common courtesy, to anything less expensive than what they are in. Much like you see on the roads with people in expensive cars. Please note, this is a general statement, not a blanket one.
05-11-2008 08:05 AM
cpa2 Hell, if i took a video camera out with me, i bet I would have 30 minutes of film by next month. I love the idea about sending it to the news. I guess maybe i sould just sail on the weekdays. I have sailed out of south florida, St. Pete Fl., Newport/East Greenwich RI areas, and NC. Every where i have been minus Miami the vast majority of the people on the water have a sense of pride in their seamanship and are very considerate. I will also say that It is not everyone. I actually had a guy come up next to me in a 20 ft center console after I recieved a 30 knot blow-by from a 50 foot sport fishing boat and ask if i was ok and called the guy a jerk. But, anywhere else i have sailed, i would get annoyed a couple times a year by people, in miami it is a couple times a day. oh well back up north i go.
05-10-2008 10:45 PM
sailingdog Make sure it is floating line.
05-10-2008 10:41 PM
xort carry a throwing line to toss out in their path so as to tangle in their props!!!!
05-10-2008 10:31 PM
Iflyka200s Yup.. South Florida blows...

I was at Bass Pro today... in the parking lot some little girl was posing for a picture on a motorcycle parked in the lot.

She got off the bike, kicked the guys helmet off while doing it AND the bike fell over. She just walked away.... I was stunned.. went in and told the store manager and he paged the owner. I told the guy what happened and he thought I was lying.... !!! (2 others saw it too)

Sadly Biscayne Bay has been pretty bad since the 1980's.... SIGH.. Anybody need a Hawker pilot (and his Catalina 22) ANYWHERE but here?
05-10-2008 09:54 PM
gtod25
I'm not sure if the battle hasn't been lost in S. Florida..

or more correctly in Miami. My own experience was with a jet skier who passed our slip at speed (its a no wake zone). When my wife yelled at him to slow down he circled around and exposed himself (I kid you not). My wife's comment was that "it looked like a penis, only smaller". We called the police, who, to their credit caught the guy as he landed and managed to fine him $250 on some technicality. They felt that he could not pursue the "indecent exposures" charge.

Most cases of this nature are not processed, we were persistent AND got lucky with the police we dealt with.

The general behavior will only change on the roads and on the water here when, either;

a. The level of carnage reaches an unacceptable level.
b. People demand a more socially evolved society and the authorities are tasked to enforce it.

I'm not holding my breath.

ps. This is not a diatribe on race or culture, its a simple a matter of law enforcement.
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