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Rude Boaters: whats the rudest thing you've seen on the water?

Old 03-15-2016, 07:03 PM
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^^Everyone still waves here. Makes the day that much better.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:37 PM
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If you haven't watched the carnage at the boat ramps at Blackpoint Marina in Miami on the weekend, put it on your bucket list. Anything and everything can happen there under the watchful and ruthless eye of a very vocal crowd.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:50 PM
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Port Canaveral, Fl use to have the boat ramp by the Tiki bar. Poorly designed ramp, high traffic area, lots of novice boaters, and a bar. It was the best place to go for a good laugh. They've moved the ramp and made it much larger. Its just not the same anymore.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:04 PM
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I was coming into Lynnhaven inlet in Virginia Beach and saw a boat adrift and seeking help. I went to investigate. I then saw a well-known 45'+/- foot charter sport fisherman leaving the inlet at high speed. I hailed him and told of this situation on all locally used channels, and also motioned for him to slow down. To anyone paying any attention, the distress situation would have been very apparent. The captain's reaction was to leave the helm, walk to the rail toward me,stair directly at me, and flip me off. I know my radios were working correctly as several friends heard my warnings.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jkthree View Post
^^Everyone still waves here. Makes the day that much better.
Same here, I'd say 90% of boaters will wave.

Busy Saturday at the lake, may have been 4th of July weekend. Launched super early to beat the crowds, fished about 4 hours and did pretty well. It was a good day. Now just need to retrieve the old 12 foot tin boat to end the perfect morning. Pull up to the ramp, which is large and setup nicely, only to find the mess in the picture below. Just remember, the picture doesn't do it justice. There were guys fishing off the docks, right next to "No Fishing" signs. A couple kayaks and gear sprawled out. A couple teens with a little sail boat that they couldn't control. And my personal favorite, a mom with 3 young children using the ramp to swim. Their ages ranged from 3ish to about 6ish. It's nerve racking docking your boat with kids swimming all around you. Twice I politely asked them to move so I could back the trailer in, mom's response, "We were here first."...

A couple not so polite words left my mouth as I pointed to the sign that says "Absolutely No Swimming" and asked if she could read. She pulled the kids out, I backed the trailer down and pulled the boat out, and back in the water she brought her kids. I started off back to her but the wife grabbed me and convinced me to let it go. Just then we heard another fishermen chewing her out much worse than me.

As I was driving away a police car tore down the driveway lights flashing. I know it had to be related to that mom. I've always wondered how it ended.

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You can see two of the kids in the water by the little sailboat. The mom is in the white shirt on the right side and she's getting her ass kicked verbally by the guy who is shirtless.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:49 AM
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2 weekends ago, youngest son (26) came home for the weekend.
He & I decided to take the flats boat out.

Long story short, We pull up to a dock located within one of our major water passages, anchor and start fishing.
Not 5 minutes later some psycho pulls up to within 60' from us and starts yelling at us to get the F out of his fishing spot and all this other crap.
I politely told him to F*** Off.
He leaves and within about 5 minutes returns and attempts to swamp us.
I simply called water patrol and reported the douche bag.

We caught a crap load of fish that trip.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:59 AM
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It's funny how many of these are related to fishermen being attracted to other fishermen. Like if there is a boat there, it must be a good spot. It's a big ocean. There are lots of spots.

Way back when I used to work at a nice seafood restaurant that had dockage for our customers. I don't think we had a busy weekend go by when someone would tie up and walk right through the restaurant in wet gear to go to the store up the street or to the nearby fast food place and then come back and either eat their own food from their boat or the fast food they just bought on the dockside tables helping themselves to the silverware and condiments and then leaving a mess. The owner was always a good sport about it though I used to say stuff to them. We had signs every post that dockage was for restaurant customers only
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:04 AM
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Last year, I was fishing out of Stuart on a friend's boat and we pulled up on a well known wreck to do some cobia fishing. Most of the boats were anchored, so we made one quick drift and then went back upcurrent to set the anchor. We get the anchor set and the 4 of us grab rods and start freelining sardines when a moron with his wife and son come drifting past us.

They aren't paying attention to their drift and are headed towards an anchored boat. They guys onboard the anchored boat try to get the attention of a drifting boat to no avail. They ended up colliding with the anchored boat and obscenities were exchanged. Meanwhile, the moron's son had a bait approximately one lightyear behind their drifting boat, which became fouled in our anchor line.

After his collision, he berated us about anchoring downcurrent of his drift. We eventually got the line free and he took off, cutting closely behind our boat and snagging my buddy's freelined bait. Having been fed up with these antics, my buddy dropped his talica 16 in freespool and let the guy eat about 200yds of braid before popping it off. I really hope he had mangled propshaft seals on both engines.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CruiseToFish View Post
Me and the family learned to leave the dock early, and leave the sandbar right about 11am on the weekends. Tie up at the house, jump in the pool and have lunch on the patio. That way we avoid all the idiots.
I agree! Best way to do it. Avoid idiots and boat wake
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:09 AM
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I got another one. My yacht club (boat club, really) is on a public landing. So naturally people are driven to the water I get it - come down drink your coffee, read a paper, reminisce about your inability to swim, maybe bone your side-piece, whatever floats your proverbial boat. At the end of the parking lot is the launch ramp. Yeah, its a piece of junk and nobody uses it except for canoes and kayaks and about a dozen boats at my club. Real tight curve, a real difficult ramp to use. So I'm hauling my boat one night, and its high tide maybe nine PM at night. This loser comes in and backs right in in front of my truck (running, mind you) with lights on. It could not be clearer that I am hauling a vessel out. Guy turns his motor off and sits there. My friend pulling me out high beams the bastard let him know he was screwin' up. The guy doesn't move. Makes his displeasure very clear when he goes by after I'm hauled. Funny thing is, there are over half a dozen spots a few paces from where I am. All open, not one being used. Of ALL the places he could have gone to, why did he feel entitled to pull into a public boat ramp and park in a way so as to impede someone who is trying to haul a boat? GTFOTW!

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Old 03-16-2016, 11:27 AM
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BOSboatman, please edit the end of your post. Good story and all but this thread should stay topside.

Just a suggestion.
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Originally Posted by madhatter1 View Post
BOSboatman, please edit the end of your post. Good story and all but this thread should stay topside.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BOSBoatMan View Post
I got another one. My yacht club (boat club, really) is on a public landing. So naturally people are driven to the water I get it - come down drink your coffee, read a paper, reminisce about your inability to swim, maybe bone your side-piece, whatever floats your proverbial boat. At the end of the parking lot is the launch ramp. Yeah, its a piece of junk and nobody uses it except for canoes and kayaks and about a dozen boats at my club. Real tight curve, a real difficult ramp to use. So I'm hauling my boat one night, and its high tide maybe nine PM at night. This loser comes in and backs right in in front of my truck (running, mind you) with lights on. It could not be clearer that I am hauling a vessel out. Guy turns his motor off and sits there. My friend pulling me out high beams the bastard let him know he was screwin' up. The guy doesn't move. Makes his displeasure very clear when he goes by after I'm hauled. Funny thing is, there are over half a dozen spots a few paces from where I am. All open, not one being used. Of ALL the places he could have gone to, why did he feel entitled to pull into a public boat ramp and park in a way so as to impede someone who is trying to haul a boat? GTFOTW!
Wellington Ramp? place is great to watch the noobs
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:58 AM
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Thanks, I need to edit now and then too!
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:00 PM
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I'm fishing just off of a small channel through a bunch of sailboat moorings one day. The state police were hiding among the sailboats nabbing anyone going through the sailboats at more than the "no wake" speed.

So this guy comes barreling up to me to go through the channel in his 27' Sea Ray and I'm waving at him to slow down. Well the guy flips me the bird and proceeds to blow through the channel at cruising speed.

The cops nail him and pull him off out of the channel and give him a REAL hard time. I see them boarding him and everything.

So I drift back and wait for him to look over at me and i signal "F" me? I shake my head and signal "No....F YOU" , laughed my a$$ off at him (so he could see me) and went about my merry way.
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So I drift back and wait for him to look over at me and i signal "F" me? I shake my head and signal "No....F YOU" , laughed my a$$ off at him (so he could see me) and went about my merry way.
How do you like them apples lol
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It's funny how many of these are related to fishermen being attracted to other fishermen. Like if there is a boat there, it must be a good spot. It's a big ocean. There are lots of spots.
Always makes me laugh when I'm fishing but not catching, how other boats come over - like I know what I'm doing?!
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Rudest thing that ever happened to me - was fishing one morning , anchored up about 15-20 yards from the edge of marsh grass down a bayou - throwing corks to the edge of the grass trying to get some reds to hit.. And here comes a boat off in the distance trolling the edge of the grass, and we were thinking surely he sees us and will go around --- NOPE -- trolls right along in between us and the grass right where he sees us throwing the corks... I was with a friend of mine, who is a hot-head, started cursing - threatening etc.. ,, he got my tackle box and got some 6 oz. sinkers and started lobbing them at him... At that point didn't know who else to bad mad at - cuz my buddy was costing me money throwing my tackle at him..
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:07 AM
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Pretty rude thing happened yesterday. I ran 10 miles out and anchored on one of my secret spots. Boat came over the horizon and anchored 20 yards from me. I caught vented and released 7 red snapper while those guys put all their genuine snapper in the box.
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I had just put my boat in at the ramp - place was dead - not a lot of action at all. I drive my truck up and park and come down and this asshat is undoing my ropes and pushing me further back so he could drop in in front of me. Guy had the nerve to say that I should have tied off further back!?!?! It took me all of 45 seconds to park my truck and walk back down to the ramp. All I could do was stare at the guy and say - 'if you touch my f'ing boat again I will make sure you and your boat get pulled out of here by an ambulance'. He said alright buddy...proceeded to back his piece of crap into the water and nearly hit my bow. He couldn't wait 2 minutes to get in the water. I was 100% ready to go when I put it. Tied off the boat, engine started and was ready to jump in and push off - not like some others who bring all there chit down after they've dropped in. I was completely appalled and ready to beat the snot out of him. Glad I didn't but man people just need to be patient!
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