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Old 07-01-2013, 03:50 PM
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Haha that basically sums it up. Can you do it? Yes. Should you? That the never ending debate ha.
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Even in public waters, like the brazos, if I see a skier, boarder or whoever either down, being picked up, or about to be towed, I stop my boat and idle by them as a courtesy...
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:59 PM
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yep...

Even in public waters, like the brazos, if I see a skier, boarder or whoever either down, being picked up, or about to be towed, I stop my boat and idle by them as a courtesy...
Ditto for me. I try to treat other boaters as I want to be treated, thinking that the ones who need to know may learn something. On the other hand that type seems to be unable to learn by example. Justice is usually served at some point!
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:17 PM
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Justice is usually served at some point!
The river is a place you WILL see that other boat again... Those that are not courteous, get the same treatment back
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:34 PM
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In Illinois most most boaters and Jet Skiers - wave as they speed by in the Illinois River... They the wave the hang loose hand gesture or tip a beer and speed on....
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:57 PM
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So, was he in a Blue Prostar 197 and screen name "Tex?"



In all seriousness, he is within his rights to pull anywhere he wants to. That does not mean however he isn't a douche.
Those old fart Sea World Skiers....they think they own the lake!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:54 AM
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I wish everyone driving in circles would understand that you do that in the big, open areas with all the other jet skiers and weekend yahoos and leave certain areas for people pulling straight lines for skiing/boarding or (in this case) enjoying a tie-up sandbar area. My heart wants to believe that if I drive smart and courteous, the idiots will have an awakening, notice what I'm doing and suddenly drive intelligently. My head tells me that's just not gonna happen. Until then, I'm a fan of the hands thrown up accompanied by the "whutthaf@&$" face?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:01 PM
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yep...

Even in public waters, like the brazos, if I see a skier, boarder or whoever either down, being picked up, or about to be towed, I stop my boat and idle by them as a courtesy...
Exactly there are a couple of coves where I will turn around (when pulling the tube) so I don't mess with anyone's ski /wakeboard set. I have come to do this with a happy heart and not expecting the same but it would be nice. People suck everywhere but people are pretty good too.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:36 PM
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I'm a fan of the hands thrown up accompanied by the "whutthaf@&$" face?
I had to do this this Saturday, 1200 pulling my 11 yr old daughter on our normal piece of water a pack of 7 jet skiers come speeding in, never seen these guys before, pass us, u turn then proceed to jump my wake literally 10 ft behind my daughter after the 3rd jumped I slammed the boat in neutral, instructed my wife to pull my daughter in, threw my hands up in a not so kind way, then I yelled at them "what the FU** are you doing". they stop and act like I did something wrong, and one pulls out his air horn and starts blasting it as to flip me off, about this time my daughter is on board and we proceed to get out of there. Little do these asshol*s know that HPD lake patrol is just around the bend. We stop to tell HPD what happened then next thing we know all 7 of them are being escorted back to the dock their day was done before it even started.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:50 PM
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...next thing we know all 7 of them are being escorted back to the dock their day was done before it even started.
Score one for the good guys!

In case anyone thinks that jet ski wake-jumping isn't a big deal, listen to this: I was sitting on the dock, on a holiday weekend about 10 years ago, watching a jet ski with a couple teenage girls following an I/O too closely. The boat stopped and the girls didn't. The ski hit the back right corner of the boat, slid halfway up, nearly crushing the guy in the back seat and almost landing inside the boat. Luckily, it slid off the side of the boat. We could hear and see the entire conversation afterward. The girls' dad rented the ski for the weekend and they'd never driven one before..big surprise. Thank God no one was hurt. To this day, it's definitely in the top 5 most incredible things I've ever seen on the water.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:25 AM
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A few weeks ago we had a guy in a new Wakesetter towing 2 tubes through the slalom course..... I gave him the hands rased W.T.F face, and he then started doing circles creating huge wakes....

I was on the back of the boat, ski on, about to jump in. Had to take ski off and drive over to them. They had no idea that it was a slalom course.... did not care that we were in the cove first wanting to ski on glass water, or that towing a tube with the wedge down was not ideal...
Just because you can afford a $80,000+ new boat does not imply intelligence....
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