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Old 08-06-2014, 10:22 AM
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Arms waving, yelling...you're sinking!!

This weekend we were approached by a boat with a family of five who were waving their arms and yelling at us. We were surfing, and the radio was a little loud (I sing when I surf - don't you?), so I couldn't hear what they were saying at all. After a minute of following me way too closely, my daughter slowed the boat to a stop and I surfed to the swim platform. Once we got stopped and they could get close to us, the family yelled that we were "sinking", and that our plug might not be installed. I explained that we were surfing, and that the weighting was intentional, but this took several moments of conversation before they stopped asking if we would please turn the bilge on and check the plug. haha

This surfing thing really catches people's attention. And yeah, she was a "little" listed

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Old 08-06-2014, 10:25 AM
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:28 AM
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we were all surfing by a bridge one day and a osage county sherriff car stopped on the bridge and got on his pa and was telling me that i was sinking. i yelled up to him thank you but that we were not sinking but wakesurfing. he stayed there and watched for a few min and headed out.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:37 AM
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we were all surfing by a bridge one day and a osage county sherriff car stopped on the bridge and got on his pa and was telling me that i was sinking. i yelled up to him thank you but that we were not sinking but wakesurfing. he stayed there and watched for a few min and headed out.
HAHA! Called out by the law..you win!
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:46 AM
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I was listing myself this weekend on Center-Hill Lake!
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:51 AM
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JG - I looked for you! We were in the channel just east of Hurricane Bridge, past the entrance to Mine Lick creek. Where do you hang? I may be there this weekend if the weather holds out.
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1.) 650lbs = Full factory ballast, center, port, starboard
2.) 150lbs of lead in front of bow/port side
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5.) 100lbs of lead under port observer seat
6.) 250lbs = Fly High W703 under port side seat
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You are sinking your boat. Why be surprised when someone tries to help?
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we were all surfing by a bridge one day and a osage county sherriff car stopped on the bridge and got on his pa and was telling me that i was sinking. i yelled up to him thank you but that we were not sinking but wakesurfing. he stayed there and watched for a few min and headed out.
Funny, very similar thing happened to us on Lake Washington (WA state). We were riding on the south side of the 520 floating bridge, using the bridge to shield the wind. Apparently traffic on the bridge was slowing due to our "sinking vessel". Someone on the bridge called the police, they sent a boat out to rescue us... then realized that there was no danger and politely asked us to move away from the bridge so commute traffic wouldn't be impacted.

I have to say, everyone in the boat takes pride in that story
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You are sinking your boat. Why be surprised when someone tries to help?
Valid point! Hard to believe that we do this all summer long. We must all be nuts!
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