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Old 08-15-2020, 09:04 AM
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We rented a cottage this week in Atlantic Beach on the canal that goes into the Crow’s Nest Marina. Very excited about this because house has dock so I was able to dock the boat right out the door. This canal has two “NO WAKE” markers. The house has a porch overlooking the canal so as I’m sitting in my favorite spot on it I’m watching as folks are washing my boat up against the dock not caring about their wake. Wife made me stop yelling to the stupid ones “No Wake” zone. Do folks not understand exactly what a no wake is with their boat or just don’t care. Been here all week and been very disgusting.

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08-15-2020, 09:22 AM
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  1. Start out going east on W Fort Macon Rd/NC-58toward Atlantic Beach Cswy.

    Then 0.11 miles
  2. Take the 1st left onto Atlantic Beach Cswy.
    1. 4 Corners Diner is on the corner
    2. If you are on E Fort Macon Rd and reach Bogue Sound Dryou've gone a little too far

    Then 1.42 miles
  3. Atlantic Beach Cswy becomes S 23rd St.

    Then 0.13 miles
  4. Turn left onto Arendell St/US-70 W. Continue to follow US-70 W.
    1. US-70 W is just past Arendell St
    2. PNC Bank is on the corner
    3. If you are on N 23rd St and reach Bridges St you've gone a little too far

    Then 65.67 miles
  5. US-70 W becomes E New Bern Rd.

    Then 5.24 miles
  6. E New Bern Rd becomes US-70 W.

    Then 11.23 miles
  7. Take US-70 Byp W toward Raleigh/Goldsboro/I-795.

    Then 14.79 miles
  8. Merge onto I-795 N via EXIT 355B toward Wilson.

    Then 22.95 miles
  9. Merge onto I-95 N via EXIT 38B toward Rocky Mount (Crossing into Virginia).

    Then 108.86 miles
Old 08-15-2020, 09:08 AM
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Throw an anchor out to hold the boat away from the dock and enjoy your vacation.
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  1. Start out going east on W Fort Macon Rd/NC-58toward Atlantic Beach Cswy.

    Then 0.11 miles
  2. Take the 1st left onto Atlantic Beach Cswy.
    1. 4 Corners Diner is on the corner
    2. If you are on E Fort Macon Rd and reach Bogue Sound Dryou've gone a little too far

    Then 1.42 miles
  3. Atlantic Beach Cswy becomes S 23rd St.

    Then 0.13 miles
  4. Turn left onto Arendell St/US-70 W. Continue to follow US-70 W.
    1. US-70 W is just past Arendell St
    2. PNC Bank is on the corner
    3. If you are on N 23rd St and reach Bridges St you've gone a little too far

    Then 65.67 miles
  5. US-70 W becomes E New Bern Rd.

    Then 5.24 miles
  6. E New Bern Rd becomes US-70 W.

    Then 11.23 miles
  7. Take US-70 Byp W toward Raleigh/Goldsboro/I-795.

    Then 14.79 miles
  8. Merge onto I-795 N via EXIT 355B toward Wilson.

    Then 22.95 miles
  9. Merge onto I-95 N via EXIT 38B toward Rocky Mount (Crossing into Virginia).

    Then 108.86 miles
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Old 08-15-2020, 09:30 AM
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Are they official state of NC no wake zone markers? If not, they are meaningless. You are responsible for protecting your boat from prevailing conditions where it is kept. In close proximity to the ICW, that means constant, large wakes.
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These are official N.C. no wake zone. And I live in N.C. and normally keep my boat dry docked at 70 West.marina so thanks for the directions to 95 but I don’t need them.
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Originally Posted by mcdeac View Post
These are official N.C. no wake zone. And I live in N.C. and normally keep my boat dry docked at 70 West.marina so thanks for the directions to 95 but I don’t need them.
Call the DNR. Literally your only recourse that doesn't make you look crazy.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Call the DNR. Literally your only recourse that doesn't make you look crazy.
it to mention people are going to think the owner is an a-hole.
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The canals are officially no wake zones. Plus it is just rude.

But one man’s no wake is another’s 6-8 footers.
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IMHO, “assholeness” is almost a prerequisite for boaters these days.

Certainly, seamanship, nautical knowledge, and courtesy are not requirements.
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Default Fake No Wake zones signs are part of the problem

So many of them that people know are fake even though they look like the official ones. So people get conditioned to think the real ones are fake and ignore them.

I used to get bent out of shape over the people ignoring them. But it doesn’t change people from ignoring them. All you can do is ask some enforcement folks to try and monitor the area once in a while and let it go. (The anchor idea is a good one).
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Originally Posted by ocnslr View Post
IMHO, “assholeness” is almost a prerequisite for boaters these days.
Certainly, seamanship, nautical knowledge, and courtesy are not requirements.
Originally Posted by urgoingtoneedabiggerboat View Post
So many of them that people know are fake even though they look like the official ones. So people get conditioned to think the real ones are fake and ignore them.
The lack of an official no wake zone does not absolve the boat operator of responsibility for wake damage. I refer back to the upper quote.

We transited the ICW from Norfolk VA to Stuart FL in April 2016, and then across the OWW. In many developed areas I ran at 25+ knots, with a minimal wake. But I constantly scanned ahead for any small boats, canoes or kayaks AND for boats that were at docks and not elevated on lifts, slowing well in advance whenever needed.

Common sense and common courtesy disappeared from the waterways a long time ago.

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Good points in the posts above. I do think false NWZ signs create confusion I think the DNR can start by cracking down there....that being said twice last year when Walking my dog on front street I saw boats on full plane in Taylor's creek in Beaufort...if there's any place it should be obvious, that HAD to feel wrong.
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We have a bunch of boat owners that do not know what a wake is or they do not care. We boat sales way up and a bunch of new boaters it is only going to get worse. About half of the boats that come by my house look to not know what they are doing.
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You know the inconsiderate assholes you deal with every day on the road, they've discovered boating. You can't do anything about them without breaking the law. Learn to live with the wakes, they're not going away
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These are floating “No Wake” buoys so feel very comfortable they are legitimate. Also evidently the owner of this house must feel the same they have posted another large sign right at their dock. And I agree I believe having a boat has become so popular that too many folks just don’t know how to be responsible. Probably the reason so many accidents these days.
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It is on the maps marked no wake.

The fake sign might hurt.
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
You know the inconsiderate assholes you deal with every day on the road, they've discovered boating. You can't do anything about them without breaking the law. Learn to live with the wakes, they're not going away
Exactly what i was thinking. People tailgating, never use signals, driving like lunatics in general all throughout the area. Why would they behave differently on the water?
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Common courtesy is a rare commodity here in eastern NC, quickly on its way to being extinct.

One of the first things I did when I moved our little skiff to the dock in back of our house was install mooring whips. Anyone with any brains or manners would be cautious cutting through our side creek, but there just aren't many of them folks hereabouts.
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All of the canals are except the east side of Bayview Blvd once you come out from behind Money Island.

Today, I saw a first in a long time. NC Wildlife was patrolling the MHC port. A dude in a sea foam green robalo was coming through the port at full tilt from the inlet side.

NC Wildlife threw on the blue lights and pulled him. I thought, finally, someone is getting a ticket for blowing the no-wake zone. Nope. Officer circled the boat, probably had a stiff conversation and let him go.

With enforcement like that, no wonder it happens. I figured the officer was there to patrol for flounder fisherman. Because he sure as heck wasn't there ticketing no-wake zone violators.
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Originally Posted by eds500 View Post

All of the canals are except the east side of Bayview Blvd once you come out from behind Money Island.

Today, I saw a first in a long time. NC Wildlife was patrolling the MHC port. A dude in a sea foam green robalo was coming through the port at full tilt from the inlet side.

NC Wildlife threw on the blue lights and pulled him. I thought, finally, someone is getting a ticket for blowing the no-wake zone. Nope. Officer circled the boat, probably had a stiff conversation and let him go.

With enforcement like that, no wonder it happens. I figured the officer was there to patrol for flounder fisherman. Because he sure as heck wasn't there ticketing no-wake zone violators.
If you weren't familiar with the port area, would you even know that it is a no wake zone for a long way? From the middle of the channels, those no-wake zone signs are kinda hard to see. Particularly the one coming in from the inlet.

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