I remember going to a boat race just above New York Harbor on the Hudson River about 20 something years ago. There was this guy who cut in front of everybody on the ramp. He had a black 21' Checkmate with a 225 Merc. At that time (1980) this was the cats-meow (of course not as cool as a George Linder Challenger, but pretty cool anyhow). Now this guy was really obnoxious. He just bought the boat from Marty OíNeil and he was cool and tough. Yeah, this guy was tough alright, and he was pushy too and he knew everything. Well, to cut a long story short, the guy pulls his trailer into the water and lets his boat sit on the trailer making us all wait. He then goes up to his buddy's truck to grab a beer before he actually launches the boat. He tells his girl friend to go sit in the boat and wait for him. While he took his time drinking his beer, a big tug boat came by and generated a massive 6' wake. I couldn't believe the size of this wake. I didn't know tugs could do this. I think they did it on purpose. Anyway, we were all telling the guy (I won't mention names) he better launch his boat pretty quick. He said, "Shut the f**k up.. I'll do it when I am good and ready!" Of course, you know what happened next. Your right, the tug boat wake came in and lifted the big shot's boat right into the parking lot. The crowd went hysterical! The girl friend was just sitting in the boat in the middle of parking lot - crying. Would you believe the guy started screaming at her like it was her fault. We all told the guy we would help him as soon as we launched our boats... yeah, maybe sometime tomorrow! Ha! Ha!