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Old 08-18-2015, 02:51 PM
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Not sure if this is a regional issue, but around my home guys/gals are constantly running 20-30 mph in no wake zones ( and in Marinas ) in RIBs. Am I missing something here?
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Does that little wake really upset you?
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You spelled "Jet Ski" wrong
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Generally those people are WAFI's (temporarily motorized) so take that into consideration.
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Originally Posted by ono loco View Post
Not sure if this is a regional issue, but around my home guys/gals are constantly running 20-30 mph in no wake zones ( and in Marinas ) in RIBs. Am I missing something here?

because no one has shot them for doing it...................yet
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Nobody with status wants to be seen in a RIB .... so they hurry along.
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Ignorance of the rules of the water. A nice ticket from your friendly wildlife officer will slow them down.

Nothing pisses me off more than a jet ski.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Nobody with status wants to be seen in a RIB .... so they hurry along.
OR, they are headed to / from their $2mil yacht and don't care about the poor people with their $200 k YF's lol
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No wake all so means, go slow, not just no wake.
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They're really pretty large as far as targets go, so having them move faster makes it more sporting.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Nobody with status wants to be seen in a RIB .... so they hurry along.
Nah, that ain't it.

You ever notice how many air leaks those things have? They're just trying to get where they're going before they lose all their buoyancy.
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I'm not justifying it, but I've had a number of people laugh at me for going slow - saying the wake of a RIB at 5 knots (displacement speed) is must larger than the wake at 13 knots (my slowest speed on plane). I'm sure I can find numerous threads on some of the cruiser or trawler forums saying this. I've also tested it, and my wake at 5 knots is much bigger than at 13. This probably isn't relevant for people going 30 knots (they're just being rude), but I have seen it debated amongst people trying to be polite. I still go a few knots when in a no wake zone, though, and am happy to let the 'know it all' group laugh at me for it....
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Originally Posted by Tainui View Post
Does that little wake really upset you?
When there are people swimming and enjoying other water sports in a protected cove area..YES
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I'm not justifying it, but I've had a number of people laugh at me for going slow - saying the wake of a RIB at 5 knots (displacement speed) is must larger than the wake at 13 knots (my slowest speed on plane). I'm sure I can find numerous threads on some of the cruiser or trawler forums saying this. I've also tested it, and my wake at 5 knots is much bigger than at 13. This probably isn't relevant for people going 30 knots (they're just being rude), but I have seen it debated amongst people trying to be polite. I still go a few knots when in a no wake zone, though, and am happy to let the 'know it all' group laugh at me for it....
Agree with you.
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I've been on some mooring fields where I was a legit mile from the dinghy, gas dock.

Going 5 mph sucks especially with multiple people / supplies trips. A small rib on plane never bothered anybody.

Well....I thought that at least
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quit playing with your dinghy
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Nobody with status wants to be seen in a RIB .... so they hurry along.
Nailed it
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Why have a "No wake zone"? Just set a speed limit in certain areas and end the confusion.
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Originally Posted by HarleyFLHP View Post
Why have a "No wake zone"? Just set a speed limit in certain areas and end the confusion.
good point -does a no wake zone imply slow speed or just no wake?
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I think a little common sense should be used in this case. if the area is a no wake zone and is a crowded anchorage or marina with many people swimming then obviously you go at slow speed. however if it is a large anchorage where swimmers aren't around, running a small (under 15 ft ) rib at planning speed should not be a problem and will make less wake than it does at 5 knots. when you get to an area where people are swimming you slowdown . the last thing we need in boating is more rules. some simple common sense and consideration for other people will go a long way.

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