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Old 06-23-2019, 05:39 AM
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Default Who follows the Qualified Captain on IG..?

I have been following QC for a few months now.. Some of his posts are funny, like the crazy way some boaters tie (or donít) their dock lines.... but, a lot of the comments are really nasty and mean... is this really the way a lot of boaters think..?. That if you run a ground your stupid..?....watching a newbie struggle to dock on a windy day is so funny that you canít offer help, instead you record it and post it on IG...
in contrast, i find the vast majority of THT members are understanding and helpful to new boaters
What do you guys think?... is this just a new generation thing?
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Old 06-23-2019, 05:47 AM
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I follow it, but I donít read or comment, just entertaining to look at pics and video. Some crazy stuff on there.

But overall, yes the Internet has created some wannabe tough guys. I would bet most of those mean comments are made by people that wouldnít know the first thing about boating.
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Don’t do IG but I consider myself an extremely experienced boater with over 40 yrs experience and I’ve done some pretty stupid stuff, some recently lol, stopped caring what people think a long time ago
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Originally Posted by Reel E View Post
I have been following QC for a few months now.. Some of his posts are funny, like the crazy way some boaters tie (or donít) their dock lines.... but, a lot of the comments are really nasty and mean... is this really the way a lot of boaters think..?. That if you run a ground your stupid..?....watching a newbie struggle to dock on a windy day is so funny that you canít offer help, instead you record it and post it on IG...
in contrast, i find the vast majority of THT members are understanding and helpful to new boaters
What do you guys think?... is this just a new generation thing?
I follow it and echo your sentiments. Some of it is funny/bizarre, but I do find a lot of the captions and comments to be rude and not based on knowledge.

There was a local boater on there chastized for their docking ability, yet nobody was aware that it was a twin screw that lost an engine trying to dock in a 15 knot cross wind
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can't get link to work ugh
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can't get link to work ugh www.instagram.com/p/BwdCk2DnHda
link shows in quote this is insane ^^^^
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I think it's hilarious and it serves to keep boaters accountable for their shenanigans. I'm way more worried about ending up on QC than I am about a ticket from FWC or CG. And it's just sooo satisfying when the guy with 3 outboards and a $20k depth finder buries it 100 yards outside the marina.
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Nothing really educational.

Just like schoolyard kids making fun of everyone for everything. Lots of other places to see the same content without being so juvenile.
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I've never read Instaface but did look at a few...and I'll say this.

I've been running boats for 22 years...started when I was 10. Friday night taking our boat out I missed the bunk to the right and ended up between the outside bunk and the fender. Backed it up and went in again, and missed the sumbitch to the left doing the same thing! I've never done that.

It happens.

Just watched one where a guy is trying to load his boat and his car comes rolling down the ramp and the morons are sitting there filming it and laughing as he's falling into the water with the SUV rolling towards him. Says alot about how far our society has fallen. My first thought would be to run over to help, not film it and laugh.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post


I follow it and echo your sentiments. Some of it is funny/bizarre, but I do find a lot of the captions and comments to be rude and not based on knowledge.

There was a local boater on there chastized for their docking ability, yet nobody was aware that it was a twin screw that lost an engine trying to dock in a 15 knot cross wind
Exactly.

one video was a guy trying to dock with a strong current and wind.. so many negative comments.. one guy asked seriously, ďwhat should I do in a similar situation?Ē... not one of the 1k people commenting Could answer the question...
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by flfJack View Post
I think it's hilarious and it serves to keep boaters accountable for their shenanigans. I'm way more worried about ending up on QC than I am about a ticket from FWC or CG. And it's just sooo satisfying when the guy with 3 outboards and a $20k depth finder buries it 100 yards outside the marina.


serious question
why is that satisfying for you?... you presumably donít know the guy... could be good dude, right?

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I follow it. It is funny for sure. None of us are perfect and we all do dumb stuff. Many a time I could have ended up on there.
I think we all need to lighten up a bit.
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Originally Posted by Reel E View Post




serious question
why is that satisfying for you?... you presumably donít know the guy... could be good dude, right?

It's it's a classic liberal thought pattern. If someone has more than me then they must be a bad person. Good old class warfare at work.
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Originally Posted by Reel E View Post




serious question
why is that satisfying for you?... you presumably donít know the guy... could be good dude, right?

Yeah I don't get it either. I have one outboard on a plastic boat and an old ass Garmin depth finder that sometimes pops out and hits the deck when I hit a wave too hard, and I've buried it in oyster beds in Murrell's inlet so hard the engine kicked up.

Now, if I knew for a fact captain fancy pants was a jackass, then I would admittedly be smilng a little watching him screw up.. but not someone I don't know
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FFS people, lighten up. I've done a few of the stupid things in these videos, and I still tell the stories and laugh my ass off to them to this day. I wish I had video of some of them.

Where's the thread crapping on America's Funniest Home videos? It's the same principle, minus the nasty comments on IG.
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Just watched one where a guy is trying to load his boat and his car comes rolling down the ramp and the morons are sitting there filming it and laughing as he's falling into the water with the SUV rolling towards him. Says alot about how far our society has fallen. My first thought would be to run over to help, not film it and laugh.
Someday a hunter will come in with his duck boat boat and the clowns will be in a uproar filming and laughing at his inept mistakes as he attempts to load his boat on the trailer.
He'll most likely calmly empty his shotgun on their cameras and beer bottles, and be on his way.
Now I think that would be funny to watch.
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Someday a hunter will come in with his duck boat boat and the clowns will be in a uproar filming and laughing at his inept mistakes as he attempts to load his boat on the trailer.
He'll most likely calmly empty his shotgun on their cameras and beer bottles, and be on his way.
Now I think that would be funny to watch.
Or or when the guy steps out of his boat after finally getting docked And he looks like The Rock. I bet all the smart asses with their phones and superintelligence about boating will shut the hell up real quick.
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why is that satisfying for you?... you presumably donít know the guy... could be good dude, right?

no did not know the guy, very possible he's a good dude. Would have felt totally differently if there was a legit accident or some sort of unknown navigational hazard, injury etc. but when someone wants to take a shortcut by blowing the very clearly marked channel at low tide then I have no sympathy for them.
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I follow it and find it extremely funny. I’ve done tons of stupid things in my lifetime. If you can’t laugh at yourself you need to lighten up.

There are a lot of really F’d up people out there looking at some of those dock line jobs
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I’ve had several instances where I could have added to QC content with screw ups that I have seen.
I have refrained as one day that could be me.

Just the other day I had a situation where I knew there was a shoal to cross and it was very marginal to get across, another guy was there waiting for the tide to come in so he could get across. I decided to go for it and had to get out and push to get across, same thing when I returned. Someone with a camera could have thought I screwed up or we both did, which was not the case.

If you boat long enough you will make mistakes and screw ups, just hope no one is there with a camera.
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