Socalstone, I have to disagree with your statement, " I think
most preformance boaters are generally more knowledgeable of the rules then the average boater". Let me ask you a question, two boats are approaching each other from right angles, at close to the same speed, which boat is the stand on vessel. Everybody that reads this should know the answer to this question.
I don't mean to imply that every performance boater knows every rule in the book or every knot at the dock, and I don't claim to.... The "performance" guys I have known have always been more knowledgeable and aware than your average guy who thinks boating is neat, and buys a general recreational boat and takes to the water.
OK, just looked it up..... aside from proper maritime terminology, I do have it right.
Interesting thing though... I didn't know the reason behind the red light-port/green light-starboard setup.....
but this directly relates- At night, the stand on vessel "sees" a green light. While the give way vessel "sees" a red.
Last edited by socalstone; 04-07-2008 at 10:45 PM.
3 lites. red,green,white. If you see red and white, the vessel you see is travelling from right to left, if you see a green and white light, the vessel is travelling from left to right. If you see red and green, its coming head on towards you and if you see white only, its travelling away from you.
There are a lot of a-holes in the world who ruin it for everybody no matter if they boat, fish, sail, or not. Half the B.S. legislation out there is because someone acted stupid and hurt themselves or others.
I am the first guy to wave to another boater whether they are a fisherman, sailboter, or in a kayak. Sometimes they don't appreciate me, even when I am doing nothing wrong, and occasionally I have gotten the finger. You know what works great when that happens, just smile and wave back.....that really pizzes them off and you were still the gentleman.
No Beak, No Bustle, No Bull. Donzi 38 ZRC
You guys impress me. Because 95% or more, of the boaters on the water couldn't answer that question. Now by reading this thread, more people will know.
I didn't mean to high jack this thread. Michael1 has brought up some good points, with regards to performance boaters.
Actually there is a lot of good info on this site, keep up the good work.
Ask the average "gold-chain-wearing-gone-deaf-from-straight pipes-motor-shiner" what a "Rhumb Line" is, and he will say: The line for the rum.
As for myself I feel that boating most of the times bings out the best in people not the worst. I have been in a harbor where my neighbor right next to me had a sailboat, and he was a great guy. I have been fishing (not in a while). I feel that you meet more good friendly people on the water than bad ones. I wave at everybody durring the days cruz, and have made some great friends. Boaters come in all forms as long as you are floating on the water it's cool by me.....just my .02....BZ
Last edited by BZ; 04-08-2008 at 12:57 PM.
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