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Old 10-01-2019, 07:46 AM
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On Saturday September 28, my Dad, my Son, a friend and myself were fishing near the Swansboro Hole on our 48’ Viking “WET FLOORS”. Around 12:30, as I’m checking baits on the port side, I see a green hulled boat about 300-400 yards away start running (I figured he’d gotten word of a bite further south). He has his riggers still out and is up on plane heading straight at us. As he keeps coming towards us, I start frantically waving my arms, I figured he was not paying attention to where he was going. He gets within 10 feet of us still on plane and my Father quickly throttled our boat up to avoid the green boat ramming us. The green boat gets tangled UNDER our long riggers right on our stern and the captain and crew starts cussing at us and claiming we cut off his sailfish. Not knowing their next move, I ran into the cabin and grabbed my pistol. I stepped back into the cockpit with the pistol and told them to “Go the F on! Leave us alone!” The crew on the green hulled boat recognized I had a gun and started getting all our lines off their boat that they just run under. As they pull away, I get the boat name “Site Plan” (55’ Viking). As we part ways, we trolled northward away from them and away from the “bite”. Once we returned to our dock, the captain/owner of the Site Plan stopped by to apologize for his actions. I am still rattled by almost being rammed and still don’t know what his deal was. If we did cut off his sailfish, as he claims from 300-400 yards away, it certainly should have never escalated to me defending our lives from being rammed. A crazy day that unfortunately I will never forget.
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You should file a CG report. That is crazy, irresponsible and a crime. That captain should be investigated. Don’t let this pass.
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Originally Posted by WET FLOORS View Post
Once we returned to our dock, the captain/owner of the Site Plan stopped by to apologize for his actions
Did he, at all, explain why he acted the way he did? Was it just blind anger or was he intoxicated?
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Originally Posted by GonzoF1 View Post
Did he, at all, explain why he acted the way he did? Was it just blind anger or was he intoxicated?
He claimed that he doesn’t drink at all. He was mad because “we cut his sailfish off” from 300-400 yards away (fighting it with 17lbs of drag). As he ran towards us, he claimed one of his engines malfunctioned and that why he got soooo close.
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Wow! I get the rule of gross tonnage and all but no excuse for not seeing a 48' boat or coming that close, fishing or especially running! Unless they were going for a light tackle record, no excuse for letting a sail get that much string out either but a courtesy call on ch. 18 if they feel like you're too close is normal procedure. I can't imagine the thinking to charge at you like that and you're restraint to not ventilate their bilge is admirable!
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I think your subject line sums it up. Dude lost his cool. It happens on the road frequently, thus the reason we had a term for it.
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Originally Posted by WET FLOORS View Post


He claimed that he doesn’t drink at all, he was mad because “we cut his sailfish off” from 300-400 yards away (fighting it with 17lbs of drag) and that one of his engines malfunctioned and that why he got soooo close.
And that justifies assault with a deadly weapon? He apologized to try and avoid trouble. I would say he and his captain might be a little unbalanced. Report it. Get that captain off the water. He’s dangerous. Get the name of his insurance company and file a claim for whatever they may have damaged. They will cancel him.

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Old 10-01-2019, 08:31 AM
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Someone here should be along shortly to say how they would have capped his ass.
Old 10-01-2019, 08:38 AM
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At least he came over and talked to you .. probably cause you could be a threat . If you were in a small boat without a gun he would have sh%t all over ya . Maybe the next time he considers charging up on another boat he may remember the last time he saw a gun . Sounds like a real D bag though , bully with a boat ... your probably just one on a long list .
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Originally Posted by r_ventura_23 View Post
Someone here should be along shortly to say how they would have capped his ass.
That’d be stupid.

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And that justifies assault with a deadly weapon? He apologized to try and avoid trouble. I would say he and his captain might be a little unbalanced. Report it. Get that captain off the water. He’s dangerous. Get the name of his insurance company and file a claim for whatever they may have damaged. They will cancel him.
That's not " assault with a deadly weapon". It would be "brandishing" if anything at all.
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Originally Posted by mfix View Post
That's not " assault with a deadly weapon". It would be "brandishing" if anything at all.
I think he means the boat or just didn't read closely .
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You're positive it was 'Site Plan'? Or are the quotes code for another but similar name?
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Originally Posted by eds500 View Post
You're positive it was 'Site Plan'? Or are the quotes code for another but similar name?
Positive on the boat name...Site Plan a Viking owned by Michael Baldwin of Greenville, NC
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Originally Posted by WET FLOORS View Post


Positive on the boat name...Site Plan a Viking owned by Michael Baldwin of Greenville, NC
Ok, at one time there was a sea foam green, 55' viking in the Morehead area named Job Site. Seemed coincidental.
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Originally Posted by mfix View Post
That's not " assault with a deadly weapon". It would be "brandishing" if anything at all.
The boat you idiot. Read my post and the GS definition of assault. Next someone will blame Wet Floors.

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I have to agree with what you did and say you were completely in the right by grabbing your gun and defending your family you were in fear of your life and I would have done the same thing! It's people like this Captain that should know better and people like this Captain who ruin stuff for everyone else. I give the guy credit for coming up to you and apologizing but that still does not excuse his actions. It's a shame that the world we live in nowadays people feel entitled like the world should rotate around them only!!
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This guy? https://baldwindesignconsultants.com/about-us/
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:29 AM
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Guy was an a hole over a Sailfish then apologized to your face shake his hand and move on.
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