Daniel - Norsea 27
a second sighting of his activities. Maybe worth reporting just to try getting him to slow down. There's a lot of smaller vessels that would likely not turn out so well with him flying through.
I've done that for smaller wakes. But my walk-through transom with outboard well would guarantee that I'd get pooped with a wake that size. Also would be a total guarantee that my prop would come out of the water after the crest, and the powerhead might even go underwater after the trough. Stern-to would have been the absolute worst option for my boat in this situation.I find it easier to turn my stern to the wake in close quarters...
Nowhere close to 180 degrees. A passing boat traveling 24 knots generates a wake that is traveling almost transverse to his own direction. So getting your bow pointed angled toward it is less than 45 degrees.The bow would be better but you'd have to turn almost 180 degrees to do it.
Rick, believe me I'm not one to go looking for trouble but I was at the point of considering a handheld RPG for this guy. When I saw the local water cop hanging out in our marina, asking for his advice got the job done in a low key way. :winkSince there was no permanent damage I am not interested in getting the authorities involved. However, I am interested in all the responses that lay out the procedures for what to do if something happens in the future.
Daniel, it sounds like a matter of time until this guy hurts someone.a second sighting of his activities. Maybe worth reporting just to try getting him to slow down. There's a lot of smaller vessels that would likely not turn out so well with him flying through.
If it gives you any satisfaction, the guy was in the wrong. He was the stand-on vessel and not supposed to change his course. If he did, it was his responsibility to avoid you. Starboard tack is irrelevant....
Small sail boat on starboard beat with deck sweeping Genoa out going through same spot. Gybe my jib to port and give him room. He changes course and nearly hits us. Yes he was on starboard tack but he had plenty of room to maintain course and we were draft limited at that spot. Asked if he saw us when we were 5-10'. Got "I'm on starboard tack expletive expletive expletive."
Rude is rude even if it's a sailboat.
I noticed that too, and had started to type it earlier today when a meeting started. As stand-on you have to maintain course and speed. It's an obligation, not a right-of-way.If it gives you any satisfaction, the guy was in the wrong. He was the stand-on vessel and not supposed to change his course. If he did, it was his responsibility to avoid you. Starboard tack is irrelevant.
It's not just the rich. I've had plenty of bubba bowriders with operators in cut off camo attempt to swamp my canoe or kayak almost certainly on purpose over the years.Thanks guys. That's my understanding as well. Back out into the bumper cars of Narragansett Bay.
Thing is the increasing attitude of some of the nouveau rich of entitlement and the ennui of of the judgement proof underclass. The solid citizens aware they share the world with others are increasingly affronted with these egocentric people.
Bryan, I have a friendly suggestion for you. I think that you need to be more careful about your speed and distance with which you pass other boaters. You passed me on the Delaware River last Saturday morning (July 11) at 11:18. You were going 24 knots and were less than 60 feet away. Your 4-foot wake made a mess of my cabin and nearly swamped my 25 foot sailboat. I tried to hail you on the radio, but you did not respond.
I mentioned this incident to a friend who sails on the Sassafras River, and he said that you had done something similar to him on July 5. He even described your boat exactly - blue hull, "The Tardis."
I am not sure whether you are aware that all boaters are responsible for any damage that they cause to others - not just direct collisions, but also wake-induced injuries and damage. I would hate to see some rowboat get sunk, or even worse, a small child get thrown overboard. But these things have been known to happen when vessels pass too close and/or too high a speed.
Some friends have suggested that I report you to the authorities. I do NOT intend to do that because no permanent damage was caused to my boat, although it was a close call. Instead, I am just sending this friendly reminder. You seem like a stand-up guy, so I will assume that you just don't realize what sorts of problems you may be causing, and what sort of reputation you may be getting in the small, well connected world of pleasure boats.
Thanks for you attention to this.
I agree, except it will not make me happy.This seems like a lot of time and energy to expend just for getting waked by a powerboat. Whatever makes you happy, I guess.