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Old 10-03-2020, 04:40 PM
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Obviously doesnt know its on, or know that a fender is deployed while underway. Id have put the phone down and tried to contact him.
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All switches on when he's on the boat, and fender deployed.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
Obviously doesnt know its on, or know that a fender is deployed while underway. Id have put the phone down and tried to contact him.
Contact him for what? It was nearing dusk and boats were starting to turn their running lights on. His were on. A couple of minutes after this he turned into a marina.
The only thing I could have told him would be how obnoxious that light bar is after dark.

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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
Obviously doesnt know its on, or know that a fender is deployed while underway. Id have put the phone down and tried to contact him.
Contact him?

Based on how defensive the light bar people get on here, I’m sure that would have gone “well.”
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This is why I have 2 LED spots mounted on the rear bumper of my F350. Lots of a-holes rolling behind me either with bright lights on, or abnoxious driving lights. Flashing 200 watts of LED in their face usually gets their attention.

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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
Contact him for what? It was nearing dusk and boats were starting to turn their running lights on. His were on. A couple of minutes after this he turned into a marina.
The only thing I could have told him would be how obnoxious that light bar is after dark.
To tell him his light bar is on.
His nav lights werent on in the photo and hes returning to port. Anyone running a light bar when its not yet dark out, call me crazy, probably doesnt know its on.
Sure, tell him how obnoxious he is, that's exactly how you should treat people. Or better yet, say nothing and post it in a forum.

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Contact him?

Based on how defensive the light bar people get on here, I’m sure that would have gone “well.”
The light bar people are tired of every light bar thread turning into an exercise in launching feces at a reciprocating fan. Case in point, this thread and your post, which again insults anyone who has a light bar, regardless of how they use it. Believe it or not, most boaters are nice to other boaters in person.
I would say something like:
Jump on the radio and say capt just wanted to let you know your light bar is on and you have a fender out in case you werent aware.
And thats it. Done.
On second thought, just take a pic and post it in a forum. Be sure to back it up with some tough words.



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I like that. Blinding other drives is definitely the best. You should try a forward light bar. Nothing better for when someone has there high beams on.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
To tell him his light bar is on.
His nav lights werent on in the photo and hes returning to port. Anyone running a light bar when its not yet dark out, call me crazy, probably doesnt know its on.
Sure, tell him how obnoxious he is, that's exactly how you should treat people. Or better yet, say nothing and post it in a forum.



The light bar people are tired of every light bar thread turning into an exercise in launching feces at a reciprocating fan. Case in point, this thread and your post, which again insults anyone who has a light bar, regardless of how they use it. Believe it or not, most boaters are nice to other boaters in person.
I would say something like:
Jump on the radio and say capt just wanted to let you know your light bar is on and you have a fender out in case you werent aware.
And thats it. Done.
On second thought, just take a pic and post it in a forum. Be sure to back it up with some tough words.
Case in point, the boater wouldn’t get annoyed or defensive, right?

If people don’t like being confronted by random people on the internet, they definitely don’t like being confronted IRL.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
To tell him his light bar is on.
His nav lights werent on in the photo and hes returning to port. Anyone running a light bar when its not yet dark out, call me crazy, probably doesnt know its on.
Sure, tell him how obnoxious he is, that's exactly how you should treat people. Or better yet, say nothing and post it in a forum.




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As I said above, his navigation lights were on.
When he turned to stbd. I was looking at a bright red light clear as day.
Again, contact him for what? He was coming up behind me on the river for about a mile. By the time he got about 100 yards behind me he turned between two piers at a marina.
I have no idea when he put the fender out, could have been in preparation for docking. I didn’t comment about the fender.

Please get my words correct. I never said he was obnoxious. I said that light bar would be obnoxious after dark, -big- difference.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
To tell him his light bar is on.
His nav lights werent on in the photo and hes returning to port. Anyone running a light bar when its not yet dark out, call me crazy, probably doesnt know its on.
Sure, tell him how obnoxious he is, that's exactly how you should treat people. Or better yet, say nothing and post it in a forum.



The light bar people are tired of every light bar thread turning into an exercise in launching feces at a reciprocating fan. Case in point, this thread and your post, which again insults anyone who has a light bar, regardless of how they use it. Believe it or not, most boaters are nice to other boaters in person.
I would say something like:
Jump on the radio and say capt just wanted to let you know your light bar is on and you have a fender out in case you werent aware.
And thats it. Done.
On second thought, just take a pic and post it in a forum. Be sure to back it up with some tough words.
Whats wrong with just minding your own business and then telling people about the jackass you encountered on the water?
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Originally Posted by Bridgeman53 View Post
Whats wrong with just minding your own business and then telling people about the jackass you encountered on the water?
This^^

Much better than the IRL nonsense I’ve been witnessing this year. Like the F bomb screaming match in a grocery store parking lot between an old man wearing a mask and an old woman not.

When you call people out about something, first response is typically overly defensive, it’s more rare you’d get a “oh I’m so sorry, my bad.”

By posting something here, people may have time to think about it a bit and not unnecessarily blind someone the next time.
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
Following me just now. Makes you shake your head.





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I have a light bar as well as a hand held light that I turn on those who abuse the use of their light bar.
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
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Would be better with picture of transom with boat name. Name and shame!
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Originally Posted by Katrina View Post
I have a light bar as well as a hand held light that I turn on those who abuse the use of their light bar.
So when you flash your brights at a truck whose lights are too high or too bright, do they turn their lights down?

Seems more often than not it results in the truck turning on more lights and blasting a train horn....


Retaliation usually escalates an already dangerous situation, not de-escalates.
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Originally Posted by jfbetz View Post
This is why I have 2 LED spots mounted on the rear bumper of my F350. Lots of a-holes rolling behind me either with bright lights on, or abnoxious driving lights. Flashing 200 watts of LED in their face usually gets their attention.
Cool and all, better pray you don't cause an accident doing that. They gonna have your azzz.

As to the lightbar guy. Meh. Whatever.

Fender out, mostly daytime, new boat, more money than brains = googan.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
Obviously doesnt know its on, or know that a fender is deployed while underway. Id have put the phone down and tried to contact him.
How exactly do you contact him? Unless people are near a drawbridge or offshore, they rarely have their VHF's on. How many people actually monitor CH 16? Since cell phones became prevalent, the VHF channels are near silent. In the late 80's and early 90's it was tough to even get a break on channel 68. The airwaves were much busier.
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Originally Posted by Fine Catch View Post
How exactly do you contact him? Unless people are near a drawbridge or offshore, they rarely have their VHF's on. How many people actually monitor CH 16? Since cell phones became prevalent, the VHF channels are near silent. In the late 80's and early 90's it was tough to even get a break on channel 68. The airwaves were much busier.
Law is he should be monitoring 16

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