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Ten bucks says they waked him...
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"Extensive damage"?

Right.

First time I've seen some gelcoat scratches called that.
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Want to hear about boat rage? Try taking ICW near Myrtle Beach on a weekend. Few passes of those big power boats kicking up four foot wake in a narrow channel and you will likely start having an episode...
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big power boat guy does not know how he pissed off small power boat guy. thats the real tragedy.

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Want to hear about boat rage? Try taking ICW near Myrtle Beach on a weekend. Few passes of those big power boats kicking up four foot wake in a narrow channel and you will likely start having an episode...
A lot of those big power boats, especially sport fishermen, can't go much slower than a speed that makes a 4' wake.
You can't imagine the frustration as the captain on one of those boats has to slow down from 35 knots for a small, slow boat, only to have him continue on at 5 knots.
If that boat won't slow down to an idle, the powerboat can't get by at minimum speed/wake, so eventually, the powerboat gets frustrated and speeds up, to pass, and hence a big wake.
It is 100% unreasonable for a boat that can only do 4 or 5 knots to impede the progress of a faster vessel for no good reason at all. If the powerboat can slow down for the encounter, so can the sailboat, if they want things to go as smoothly as possible.
It's always so easy to blame the rich guy on the big powerboat instead of doing your fair share to minimize any difficulties in a passing situation.
I've done uncountable trips up and down the ditch and this scenario has repeated itself hundreds of times, with me getting shown the finger and the other guy getting waked, and it all could have been averted by the sailboat just slowing down to idle for a few seconds!
Of course, there are those boat operators who don't know or care, but it shouldn't be all, unless you are the one creating the problem.
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Re: Boat rage is real

Im certain many powerboaters do not know.
Im also certain many do know...and give a sht
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Funny, I always want the 10 minutes of events before someone whips out their phone to start filming. To make someone mad enough to do that, the big boat must have really poked their finger into that guy's chest.

If you can't operate your boat without "waking" someone, you should be at the helm. Either keep your distance or slow down.
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A lot of those big power boats, especially sport fishermen, can't go much slower than a speed that makes a 4' wake.
You can't imagine the frustration as the captain on one of those boats has to slow down from 35 knots for a small, slow boat, only to have him continue on at 5 knots.
If that boat won't slow down to an idle, the powerboat can't get by at minimum speed/wake, so eventually, the powerboat gets frustrated and speeds up, to pass, and hence a big wake.
It is 100% unreasonable for a boat that can only do 4 or 5 knots to impede the progress of a faster vessel for no good reason at all. If the powerboat can slow down for the encounter, so can the sailboat, if they want things to go as smoothly as possible.
It's always so easy to blame the rich guy on the big powerboat instead of doing your fair share to minimize any difficulties in a passing situation.
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Actually, I always move out of their way to let them pass. They very rarely slow down enough for my speed to be a factor prolonging their insufferable frustration of slow motion. My heart bleeds for them. And I always wave, even when I would rather not. Do they observe the No Wake signs? Rarely, except for marinas and bridges, but on many occasions I have experienced power boats rushing to beat me to the bridge and leaving big wake in the bridge area. And some power boats create bigger waves when they do slow down. And in some areas if I was to slow down for every power boat I would not be moving at all.

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To make someone mad enough to do that, the big boat must have really poked their finger into that guy's chest.

Not the way I read it. “Kennedy, 39, was arraigned Monday on charges of operating while intoxicated...”

How hard do you need to poke a belligerent drunk in a boat?
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