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Old 05-13-2018, 05:12 PM
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Is it me, or do a lot of boaters pass by very close. Either from ahead or overtaking. Iím not talking a narrow channel or cut. Plenty of room available.And depth isnít an issue either.
I run a 45í trawler style tour boat. 6-10 Knots. Iíve been passed so close as to get spray. And FAST too! Reckless comes to mind. I mean why? Lots of room for a good berth. Iíve had this happen on my boat too. (21í CC)
is it just me? West coast of FL area if that makes a difference...

What says the THT nation?
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Their buff probably caught wind and slipped over their white Costa's.
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look at me !
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Seems like these sorts of things are rampant in a society where most folks are only concerned with themselves.
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Same reason they run right in front of your dock when theres a mile of flat in front of the dock
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They’re checking out your wife or girlfriend
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I think it is because they are too stupid and lazy to disengage their autopilots. As long as they think they aren’t going to actually hit you, they’re fine with waking the crap out of you.
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We fish the river in the spring this time of the year and the boats from down in the city marinas ride along the wall of the board walk just off planning speed effing morons - got their fiddy $.01 playing so their land lovin buds get a close up.

it is effing comical - fuhks the drift up to say the least.

Never a problem when it's below 40 degrees love early spring and cold weather

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In my opinion they're just self consumed idiots!
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If you move this thread to the bilge, I'll tell you how I really feel.
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Money outweighs IQ.
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RussH does this all the time... I left him a note...
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The short answer is because they're stupid.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
RussH does this all the time... I left him a note...
I left him a note too. Except mine ask for my darn exercise bike back.
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Same reason people cut in front of you with less than a car length to spare then slow down to turn right, while there is not a car for 1/2 mile behind you.
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Originally Posted by TrueGrain View Post
In my opinion they're just self consumed idiots!
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The short answer is because they're stupid.
When we fish the Susquehanna Flats and other areas like many of you, there can be a group of boats either at anchor or drifting.
There is PLENTY of room to go around the fleet but some seem like it is OK to run straight through the group of boats.
Everyone fishing looks at the DB's running through the group. Most would like to wing some egg sinkers at them.

Stupidity


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Of course boats fishing, anchored, drifting etc. should get a little courtesy when passing.

However if you are underway and in a large water pushing vessel that squats in the rear and humps up a wave, then I will pass you fairly closely so as to only have to cross your wake once and in the shortest distance.
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More dollars than sense! Had this happen twice this weekend, a guy following a little too close decides to pass me within 10 feet in Biscayne Bay - open water everywhere. SMH
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Originally Posted by Grunts N Grits View Post
Of course boats fishing, anchored, drifting etc. should get a little courtesy when passing.

However if you are underway and in a large water pushing vessel that squats in the rear and humps up a wave, then I will pass you fairly closely so as to only have to cross your wake once and in the shortest distance.
I get that. But I bet I couldnt toss you a beer when you went by now could I?

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