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Old 03-14-2016, 01:26 PM
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Default Rude Boaters: whats the rudest thing you've seen on the water?

Just read a forum on another site that really rubbed me the wrong way. A new boater was asking for advice on beaching his 20 ft bay boat on a sand bar.
He said he was going to buy a stern anchor and wanted to know best practice because last time they were there a lady made him leave because he didn't have two anchors?!!?
First of all I highly doubt she owned the property, and if she did I would have just pushed off anchored my boat, and hung out on the water, maybe sang some old pirate shanties to get her really going.
Here we just power the shit out of it up on the beach, then dig the motor in, and drop an anchor in the sand over the bow, when its time to leave everyone helps you push off.
That would have been a better option than kicking the guy off, or just hang a life jacket over the side if she was that worried about it, or how about instead of telling him to go buy another you go buy some fenders?
Anyways this isn't about whether she was right or wrong, I've just always seen the boating community as a generally helpful one, so whats the rudest thing you've seen or heard about?

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Old 03-14-2016, 01:31 PM
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We used to own jetskis, some of the larger boats would throw huge wakes in no wake zones to ''flip us over'' because they thought we were annoying, even though our group was the select few that actually obeyed the rules and really didn't cause havok.

I was standing on a dock, waiting for the misses to bring the trailer around and some guy came flying up and was on course to take out one of the dock pilings. I reached over and pushed him away from the piling so he didn't cause major damage. He wasn't happy because he ''had to try again''. Of course, the next time he tried his boat ended up on top of the dock.
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The guy who ran into my boat while trying to anchor at the beach and then asked if he could leave his boat there pinned up against mine.......
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The guy who ran into my boat while trying to anchor at the beach and then asked if he could leave his boat there pinned up against mine.......
haha touche, did you make him go home?
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Schaffner2006 View Post
haha touche, did you make him go home?
I'd have said sure, then push his boat out to sea.
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I managed to not kill him and sent him and his lovely family on their way.
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Several years ago we had a home on Hilton Head and rented a slip at the South Beach Marina next to the Salty Dog restaurant. The docks and our slip were tagged "private use only" and "do not use these slips for the restaurants". It was not uncommon to come back from a day of fishing to find someone's boat tied up in our slip. We would pull them out and tie them off at the end of the pier and normally have an unpleasant conversation when we did. If it got bad we would just call the local police and they always sided with the property owners.
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I stopped to ask another boater a questioned and he answered my question with a mouth full of food. It was so rude. I just sped off.
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We were fishing at one of the hot water discharges once along side 10 or so other boats. Had 300 pounds of sexy piss off the side of the boat right next to us. One of those "never forget" moments. Unfortunately.
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Im sure this thread will develop quickly. I know there will be many stories to come with the world full ass hats we deal with, but im not sure there is anything more rude than anchoring right next to someone fishing in the middle of the gigantic ocean. Or wait, i have another! When your quietly stocking shallow water fish to the point where you take your shoes off, as not to make the slightest thud. Then some dumb a$$ comes blowing up onto the flat shooting up mud and wakes ruining the whole flat. I need to go take a valium just typing it
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Seems like at least half of the rude behavior can be observed at most public ramps...
Just like not understanding colregs while underway, I wonder how much is rude attitude vs. ignorance?
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Several years ago we had a home on Hilton Head and rented a slip at the South Beach Marina next to the Salty Dog restaurant. The docks and our slip were tagged "private use only" and "do not use these slips for the restaurants". It was not uncommon to come back from a day of fishing to find someone's boat tied up in our slip. We would pull them out and tie them off at the end of the pier and normally have an unpleasant conversation when we did. If it got bad we would just call the local police and they always sided with the property owners.
Sounds like a restaurant I need to visit In a bass tournament on lake Eufala a couple years ago a guy told me I could fish on "his water" around his dock. He got in his ski boat and kept circling around us throwing wakes all over the little 16 foot bass boat I was in. I'd prefer not to say what we did to him...
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Scott Crown View Post
We were fishing at one of the hot water discharges once along side 10 or so other boats. Had 300 pounds of sexy piss off the side of the boat right next to us. One of those "never forget" moments. Unfortunately.
HAHAHA!!! that's amazing!
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Originally Posted by SaltyDawg581 View Post
Sounds like a restaurant I need to visit In a bass tournament on lake Eufala a couple years ago a guy told me I could fish on "his water" around his dock. He got in his ski boat and kept circling around us throwing wakes all over the little 16 foot bass boat I was in. I'd prefer not to say what we did to him...
is there anywhere you can Own water that is connected to a river or the ICW? what are the rules on that?
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Bouncing wreck to wreck looking for some fluke, took a gamble and ran to one of my favorite deep water spots. I was approaching my saved numbers from the NW. As I got close to the wreck, there was one other boat already there, at the time on the drift also NW of the actual spot, by about 1/4 mile. When I saw him on the drift, I backed off plane to idle and continued to where I wanted to set up on the drift. Apparently, the other boater didn't take kindly to that, and started to feverishly back down, blocking every change of course I made, move for move. Mind you, based on his position, when I rolled up, he was drift fishing. He got me on the radio and asked for my intentions. Told him I was setting up on the drift, he said he wanted to anchor. Total BS... He wanted to be alone... In the past, worked those #s successfully with 7 boats around us, some anchored, some not. Anyway, wasn't worth my time. It's a big ocean. I can find fish elsewhere and not have to deal with assholes. Took my time leaving, let him play out the anchor deal, as I know there was no way he was getting it back on that wreck. And then in a moment of weakness, I may have hailed a buddy boat on a public channel and given a false report...
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man Florida is dominating this thread... yall must be full of jerks lol
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bouncing wreck to wreck looking for some fluke, took a gamble and ran to one of my favorite deep water spots. I was approaching my saved numbers from the nw. As i got close to the wreck, there was one other boat already there, at the time on the drift also nw of the actual spot, by about 1/4 mile. When i saw him on the drift, i backed off plane to idle and continued to where i wanted to set up on the drift. Apparently, the other boater didn't take kindly to that, and started to feverishly back down, blocking every change of course i made, move for move. Mind you, based on his position, when i rolled up, he was drift fishing. He got me on the radio and asked for my intentions. Told him i was setting up on the drift, he said he wanted to anchor. Total bs... He wanted to be alone... In the past, worked those #s successfully with 7 boats around us, some anchored, some not. Anyway, wasn't worth my time. It's a big ocean. I can find fish elsewhere and not have to deal with assholes. Took my time leaving, let him play out the anchor deal, as i know there was no way he was getting it back on that wreck. And then in a moment of weakness, i may have hailed a buddy boat on a public channel and given a false report...
hahaha "calling all ships!! Tons of tuna biting everything at ****"
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I managed to not kill him and sent him and his lovely family on their way.
lol just teach him how to do it right.
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man Florida is dominating this thread... yall must be full of jerks lol
Yes we are
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we had a guy in a big cuddy pull up to one of my friends spots once.. I guess he thought the person who paid to have it dropped didn't have a right to fish it cuz he sure was mad that "we must have seen him fishing it on radar before" when he left he threw up the biggest wake possible then turned around and came about two feet from the stern and washed up over the back of the boat.
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