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I just avoid such people and situations.
"No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late".
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This past Friday I came across a group of young male adults (mid 20s) drifting with a fishing line extending from the back of their small boat in the middle of the entrance to the creek where my marina is located.

I'm glad I had enough water under the boat to get around them safely. No good saying anything as at that age they already know everything....
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My original statement about not engaging these people doesn't mean that I don't get briefly enraged when it happens, but I've seen the outcome too many times when it happens. I'll never "not feel anything" when I get screwed, but I'm doing my best to let the feeling pass as quickly as possible.

Last year, I had a bad, bad experience while I was disabled, with another sailor who nearly ran me down and was a real ass about it.

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I just avoid such people and situations.
"No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late".
Two riders were approaching, and the wind began to howl.
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A lot of the time, they're just newbs, often kids. That's when I remember, I was one of them, once.
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A lot of the time, they're just newbs, often kids. That's when I remember, I was one of them, once.
I'd love to believe that, but when I look over, most of them are older than me. The animal I dealt with last year, repeatedly screamed at me that he has 19 years of experience while shouting an impressive stream of invective at me... shortly before he ran aground in the Rhode River as I was transiting back to my slip.
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....No offense to you polite NY-ers.....
I was born and raised on the outskirts of NYC. There's a reason we are in RI now.
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Anytime you sail on a weekend, prepare for amateur hour. I never assume anyone knows the rules, just protect my boat. If someone is being a douche, I tell them nicely. They often just don't know. You may be doing them and whomever else they encounter a favor by informing them of their error. Being a dick helps no one. That being said, I do enjoy a little close tacking to the folks in the sail only area to get their attention first....

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Up North if the boat has a name I'll politely mention their indiscretions on Ch 16 citing that name. I figure that way the Coast Guard has a record of it then I've done my due diligence. Unfortunately most are powerboats without a name in which case I eat that dish later.

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scream at another boat/sailor who was acting irresponsibly... read danger to others... ignoring the rules of the road? or just get out of their way?

I always do the later... but at times tell them they are asshats... thinking if no one tells them... they will definitely not think twice nor change their behavior. Why would they?

It makes no sense to report them to... who???? But heck they could have hit us if we didn't avoid them... and they weren't the only ones who did dumb...

How do you.. or do you bother with these idiots?
yes get out of the way, they are probably counting on that

Yes - I will sometimes yell at them and sometimes even do it on the radio in case they are listening

No - I don't believe it makes any difference other to make myself feel better for a minute. I'm sure it isn't going to change an *******

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