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Old 06-15-2015, 03:39 AM
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Default Open letter: Large Blue Yellowfin on Lynnhaven this Sunday

Open letter to the large, light blue Yellowfin CC with triple Yamaha 350's on Long Creek / Lynnhaven inlet VA yesterday (Sunday 14 Jun ~1615):

Sir, you are an A$$. We were tied up at One Fish Two Fish and heard a BOLO call on 16 alerting traffic about a blue Yellowfin driving agressively on long creek... wait a tick, That right here! we thought... no sooner had we heard the call then we saw you running landward in the middle of the channel forcing usual traffic out of your way to both sides. We saw you nearly run into back of a small maroon bow rider who was entering long creek. Your boat appears brand new as it doesn't yet have any reg numbers nor a name/hailing port affixed. I'm guessing you haven't done your boating course yet and don't know the significance of five blasts on the horn other boats were giving you. Your gestures suggested that you were frustrated by the slower traffic - as is typical on busy Sunday afternoons. What you may not realize that pretty much all of the waterways off Lynnhaven inlet are no-wake until one hits broad bay. The other boats were following the rules and you were being a jerk - as well as perpetuating the stereotype of a "bro-boat" monster CC owner.
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Isn't it amazing the number of people who have no idea about the rules of the road. A few days ago I watched a guy in a big Grady come blasting into the harbor on plane. There is a big marker at the harbor entrance that reads no wake . This guy went roaring by dozens of boats in their slips completely oblivious to the fact he was leaving a large wake.
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Surprised he wasn't tapped by the VBPD. They're always present in that area, especially on the weekends. Most congested waterway in VA Beach to be pulling that crap.
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It doesn't take smarts to buy a YF. Just money.
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It doesn't take smarts to buy a YF. Just money.

I digress, takes smarts to get the money. Usually I find it's the smaller crappy boat/jet ski owners that are not aware of the rules. Well Hell it's small boats, large boats, little money boats, big money boats.
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Just because a boater knows the rules of the road does not mean that said boater will follow those rules.

Same as out on our highways, many people do what they want to do with no regard to others or to the rules.
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Seems you get a lot of these at the start of the season .
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If your really bent out of shape you could call Max King. He is the VA Beach YF dealer and even if he didn't sell it, i bet he knows who
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
I digress, takes smarts to get the money. Usually I find it's the smaller crappy boat/jet ski owners that are not aware of the rules. Well Hell it's small boats, large boats, little money boats, big money boats.
Now Schmaltz, you know that's not exactly true. down here we are surrounded by Trustafarians, members of the lucky sperm club. Most of the guys who made their money working are more diligent (but not all).
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Was the operator wearing a costa/guy harvey/salt life t-shirt? Were there yeti coolers present? Was the radio blaring either florida-georgia line or whatever the newest pop/hip hop song is? And most importantly...the tow vehicle. Was it a brand new diesel with salt life stickers on the back, or an older 1500 Z71 decked out with HD towing mirrors (since that's the thing now)?

If the answer to 3 of these is a yes, then you have encountered a bro boater in his rich daddy's boat. I've seen one of these in the wild before...yellowfin with trip 350s sitting 10 feet out of the water stuck in trees on the waterway just outside of Socastee SC. Visor, Sperry's, USC fraternity T-Shirt, Yeti cooler full of empty Bud Light cans. Bro Boater.
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This post sounds like a missed connection ad on Craigslist.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Was the operator wearing a costa/guy harvey/salt life t-shirt? Were there yeti coolers present? Was the radio blaring either florida-georgia line or whatever the newest pop/hip hop song is? And most importantly...the tow vehicle. Was it a brand new diesel with salt life stickers on the back, or an older 1500 Z71 decked out with HD towing mirrors (since that's the thing now)?

If the answer to 3 of these is a yes, then you have encountered a bro boater in his rich daddy's boat. I've seen one of these in the wild before...yellowfin with trip 350s sitting 10 feet out of the water stuck in trees on the waterway just outside of Socastee SC. Visor, Sperry's, USC fraternity T-Shirt, Yeti cooler full of empty Bud Light cans. Bro Boater.
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I grew up on Long Creek and I never go over there on the weekend. Just crazy. Even with all the PD presence. Had a buddy get run over in his 24 Laguna CC a few weeks ago. Hit and run at night. Ended up totaling his boat, but luckily he's ok. He was casting some dock lights in the no wake zone and gets blindsided by a big cruiser throttling up early going towards The Narrows. So if you see a 30+ cruiser with some bow damage please PM me or contact VBPD.
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Did it look like this one? http://www.captainmaxking.com/pre_ow...sp?veh=3730537
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How unusual! An inconsiderate ignorant boater, oblivious to everything around him, blasting down a waterway.
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With all the boaters to have been there, one would thing there would be some photos or video.
Maybe some will show up later in this thread.


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I'm hearing the operator matches most of the descriptions in this thread, FWIW
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:36 AM
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I saw this guy last week as well. He nearly forced me into the reef outside of inlet fitness. He had his trophy girl next to him at the helm. Apperently if you've got daddy's money you don't have to follow the rules.
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If someone knows these guys please do them a favor and get them some safe boater traing.... i have heard third hand he/ they have a habit of tearing up to lessner bridge at 30+ kts and slow down just before the underpass, if its the same blue YF their wake/wash recently put a smaller boat into the fender boards under the bridge, no injuries thankfully.
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