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Old 08-23-2004, 01:03 PM
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:26 PM
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We call them Turn Bouys.

They think they have right of way when they are under power.

I hate sailors. I was 5 min away from an impound because of one of them.
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Passing on lee side: It's courtesy, not regulation!
No where in the CG Regs does it make mention of it:
http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gm/nmc/navrules.pdf
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It's known fact to pass a sailboat on the leeward side.
You are not supposed to steal their wind.
Not sure how I know this, but I've known it forever.
Maybe learned it in the boating course I took when I was 9.

BUT... our boats are so low, that they probably don't even come
up to the boom of the sailboat. So no wind taken.
I thought the exhaust would give him a little more wind.

Light wind narrow channel, Hobies are best in the ocean when it's blowing 15 or more. When it gets over 20 it's probably more fun than most powerboats. The only time mine goes out is when it's too windy to really enjoy the Velocity.
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We call them Turn Bouys.

They think they have right of way when they are under power.

I hate sailors. I was 5 min away from an impound because of one of them.

Hyper-it's your responsiblity to be respectful. We have a bad enough image already and need to be curtious whenever possible-to everybody.
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Hyper-it's your responsiblity to be respectful. We have a bad enough image already and need to be curtious whenever possible-to everybody.
Also, though it may be true that a sailboat under power is considered a powerboat, a second set of guidelines comes into play, and the right-of-way goes the least maneuverable craft...(I would venture to guess that would be the sailboat with the 5hp kicker).
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We should start making little sails to attach to dock poles.... hold the dock pole upright when passing them... and then claim to be a "sailboat under sail"... just as they do when they are under power and have their sail untrimmed....
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Hyper-it's your responsiblity to be respectful. We have a bad enough image already and need to be curtious whenever possible-to everybody.
I was borrowing a friends dock, and there was a sailboat next to his dock. I was putting a new blower in it because mine didnt work. He finds park patrol, tells them I have been there for a few weeks, and to impound the boat, I untie and leave. Turns out he was stealing the slip he was in and wanted the attention diverted away from him. I got to watch them cuff and stuff him though
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I've said it on other threads like this one. I love pulling a sailors punk card. After they flip me off for no reason other than they don't like loud, fast boats. I usually turn around pull right up next to them and "politely" instruct them to pull to the nearest dock so we can "talk" things out.

They're little b!tches! They don't like it when you confront them on their behavior though.
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I jsut got a lesson on tying dock lines from a sailboater in Leland. I was helping a cruiser tie off temporarily when they pulled into the dock. He had his way and that was the only way. He proceded to show me and a fellow boater not once, but TWICE how to correctly tie a line off. Since we were on vacation, I didn't say anything or get into it with him. However, I tied mine a certain way so the lines wouldn't rub on the crappy arsed docks and get slivers in the lines and fray them. The boat withstood 50-60 mph hour winds a couple nights before, so I think they just might hold okay. LOL!

I saw him giving others his "personal lessons" later on. It's as though he has nothing else better to do. Go figure, from a sailboater.....LOL! I was expecting him in the bathroom the next morning telling me I'm wiping the wrong way.
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