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Old 06-18-2002, 11:03 AM
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...But you have to be cool, as these type of boaters love to label us HP boaters as the bad boys on the waterways, yet we drink our beer when the boat is on the trailer, washing it off, and those guys drink their beer "all day long while they are fishing, and wonder why they can't find the dock.
Exactly right - be cool. At last year's NJPPC Barnegat Bay Poker Run, there were a couple of really persistant sailboters who complained about us on the day after, making all sorts of wild accusations and trying to shut down the whole deal. Because, as a group, we maintained our cool, actually went and requested a meeting wiuth the cops AND the accusers, had good safety policies, and didn't over-react, the whole thing got cleared up. The NJ State Police labeled the complaints as "bogus" (their words!), and now we get a NJ State Police escort at the start of our Poker Runs. Neener-neener.

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Old 06-18-2002, 11:15 AM
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We get that most of the time... Dad always laughs and slows down, makes a turn and goes by them just enough to keep it on plane and swamp them with the wake LOL! Then we wave and Take off.. LOL!
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By the way...absolutely loved the rooster tail incident above, LMAO, rolled on the floor...tears, the works!

That's the same kind of chit I would come up with, if provoked as mentioned!

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Old 06-18-2002, 12:42 PM
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I have to admit I have done some things to deserve it, but so far it hasn't happened. I have had words with people on jet skis before though. I don't understand how people can be so dumb, even the adults(and sometimes I think they're worse). I've been riding them since I was seven and believe me I knew a boat was alot bigger than me and I looked every which way before I did anything. It just takes a little common sense and I was taught the basics from my Dad.
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We get that most of the time... Dad always laughs and slows down, makes a turn and goes by them just enough to keep it on plane and swamp them with the wake LOL! Then we wave and Take off.. LOL!

LOL ....that's exactly what I do....you want me to slow down? OK...hows this. see if you can catch all your crap as its bouncing from one side of the boat to the other
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Sometimes Hot Boaters are IDIOTS !!
After our Poker Run this weekend, at about 8P.M. there were 12 boats off a point fishing (sitting still). Two brothers in two blown cats came around the island....... the newest of the cats went right thru the gathered boats at about 80 mph- very bad !! The other went wide around the fishermen (good). The lake at this point was only about 3 miles wide so there was no lack of room for the fast boats to avoid the fishermen. It was just plain rude of them......
BUT they were not alone !!! No, No......here comes a 32' Cruiser !!! And follows the cat's path thru the boats!!! 4 foot wake generated about 50 feet from a small aluminum flat bottom fishing boat is not cool !!! (I was in it!!) These guys should have had their tickets punched!!! I like goin' fast too, but let's be courteous of others, if for nothing else, the reputation of our sport.
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**** AMEN to that , Troutly !!
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It's funny you mention that Troutly, I was just talking to my Dad about that on Father's day when we went out for a little ride. It seems that boaters just aren't as friendly as they used to be. My Dad agreed. I remember when he used to take me out when I was a kid (irony....now I take him out) everyone would say hello no matter what kind of boat you drove. It seems like very few people acknowledge each other anymore or much worse get flipped off
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:27 PM
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I try to wave at every boat on the water, but often times the response just isn't there. It does seem as though things are not the same.
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:35 PM
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I personally think this topic is sort of ironic and a little bit humorous.

First of all, depending on who your audience is, your results will vary. Fisherman hate go fast boaters and go fast boaters hate fisherman, etc. (I know I am exaggrating, but you get my point.) One nice thing, we all hate jet skiers

The "group" that frustrate me are the ones either in jet boats or in hot boats. Had one the other day go by me and my family throwing a huge rooster tail. Was so close that I felt some spray. Lake Lanier is only 38,000 acres

I wave to everyone. Pontoon boaters are probably the friendliest followed by my fellow sport boaters. Sorry, but people driving the hot boats and offshore styles tend to look at me like I am a loser and hardly wave back. (I am a loser, but don't treat me like one!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I love looking and staring at the big, fast boats as they roar by. Just remember, that everyone boats for a different reason. I don't want or need a 30' + boat, I enjoy the watersports too much.

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