I really dont mind it when the locals on the lakes pull me over.
They either are doing one of two things.
Or giving me a reality check about something I might have been doing wrong.
Now don't get me wrong. I have been stopped for no reason what so ever. They just give the SAFETY check excuse. Sometimes they warrant this. Most times they may just use it to be coy.
Most of them that don't know me actually get upset when everything checks out fine. I really like it when the continue to ask 'wheres the refreshements'
Most do not believe when I as if they would like a Mountain Dew or Water. Because that is the only thing I have. They always ask aboutthe beer. None on this ride. There has only been one time beer was on any of my boats in the last 10 years. And that was at the Shootout last year. And then that was only a 6 pack for a crew member.
Be honest with them, let them know you appreciate them, remind them to be around when also needed, and most important, allow them to do thier job. Some may not like it, some may try and be POWER hounds of thier badge, but most can make or break your day. Tick them off and you are sure to be more pissed at them then they will be of you