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Re: heckling?

I'm ok with good natured jokes about 1% 'ers from friends and people who know me, but it feels really weird when a total stranger screams it at you in earnest while you whiz past on a scratched up, 1981 Hobie cat that you literally paid $100 for.
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Re: heckling?

Hey,

Last week I sailed in the regular Thursday night race. As we headed towards the first mark I saw a small powerboat anchored about 50 feet from mark, pretty much right in the path of the fleet, with a few guys fishing off it. We were leading, so as we rounded the mark and sailed towards him I said "hey, you have ring side seat to a sailboat race and in the next few minutes about 20 boats are going to be sailing right here." He said something like "that's fine" and then I hear him mumble "you don't own the water." Which is very true but it was also true that 20 boats were going to round that mark and sail right at him. I don't know anything about fishing, but I bet we were going to chase the fish away.

Anyway, the race had two upwind legs and the next time we approached that mark, the fishing boat was anchored about 100 yards upwind of the mark.

Just to prove I have nothing against powerboaters, and even, gasp, jetskiers, later that night, as we were coming in after the race, we passed a jetski with two people on it. The boat appeared to be dead. They had no lights and were drifting, trying to get the thing running. We turned around, threw them a line, and towed them to a dock so they could work on the boat without worrying about being run down or drifting out to sea.

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Re: heckling?

Wait, I just found this (so I guess I didn't know where the line came from, duh):

So maybe they recognize sailing as one of life's finer pleasures?
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Re: heckling?

Aw who cares? I'm secure enough in my yachting to even drive a pink boat, should it be necessary.
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Wait, I just found this (so I guess I didn't know where the line came from, duh): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN5EZwanClY

So maybe they recognize sailing as one of life's finer pleasures?
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Aw who cares? I'm secure enough in my yachting to even drive a pink boat, should it be necessary.
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Re: heckling?

A 1080p dash cam, on board, will catch all shenanigans and even the vessels registration. If the guy with powerboat damaged your boat or anything aboard he is legally liable for damages. A small video chip given to local Harbor Patrol, sheriff or Coasties will do wonders. He will never pester anyone again.

I carry two dash cams. One facing fwd and one aft. they sell for 40 bucks at walmart.

It is a joy when you are going home later and you see the dude in powerboat boarded by the Coast Guard. Most chartplotter can display a jpeg 3 or 4 video in glowing color.
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A 1080p dash cam, on board, will catch all shenanigans and even the vessels registration. If the guy with powerboat damaged your boat or anything aboard he is legally liable for damages. A small video chip given to local Harbor Patrol, sheriff or Coasties will do wonders. He will never pester anyone again.

I carry two dash cams. One facing fwd and one aft. they sell for 40 bucks at walmart.

It is a joy when you are going home later and you see the dude in powerboat boarded by the Coast Guard. Most chartplotter can display a jpeg 3 or 4 video in glowing color.
Did you tell the teacher when other kids teased you in grade school too?

And people wonder why this country is in the state it is in.
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Just remember one thing a jar of Grey Poupon fits perfectly in a potato canon.
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Re: heckling?

The boat next to me is an Oyster 62, me on my 1982 Hunter 36. I have kinda wanted to ask him the same question. Actually a nice enough guy, but has never invited me over for sundowners.....oh well.
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