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Old 08-26-2013, 01:36 PM
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Speed Up or Slow Down!!

I guess this is considered a rant, but I though I'd see what others think and if they have had similar problems.

While I would like to say this is only a problem with wallys or people who drive I/Os but it seems to be a problem with all types of boaters.

We spent a week on Laurel Lake in KY last week and it might as well have been a 5,500 acre private lake. It was cloudy and calm for most of the week, so the entire lake was glass all day long Monday - Thursday; absolutely incredible water conditions! BUT (here comes the rant) why do people think they are doing you a favor by slowing down from cruising speed to pass your floating boat? It doesn't bother me a bit if you fly by at 45mph WOT (as long as it is a safe distance away) or at idle, but PLEASE PLEASE stop slowing down from cruising speed to 10 mph and act like your're being nice.

We were sitting along the edge of a cliff towards the end of one of the river channels. All six of us were in the water just enjoying the calm quiet day, when a guy comes cruising up in a new Supra pickle fork doing about 30 I guess. Then as he gets close he slows to about 10mph and plows by us giving us a smile and wave as he goes buy and sends giant rollers towards us and the boat (nearly swamped the boat). I'm pretty sure it wasn't on purpose, but why don't people realize that the wake at 10mph is much larger than the wake at 30? I know I don't own the lake and wouldn't have thought twice about him driving by at 25+ mph but when people plow by and almost swamp your boat it is quite annoying.

This is just the latest instance in many years of this happening. Why don't people think? Does this bother anyone else?
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:54 PM
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I guess this is considered a rant, but I though I'd see what others think and if they have had similar problems.

While I would like to say this is only a problem with wallys or people who drive I/Os but it seems to be a problem with all types of boaters.

We spent a week on Laurel Lake in KY last week and it might as well have been a 5,500 acre private lake. It was cloudy and calm for most of the week, so the entire lake was glass all day long Monday - Thursday; absolutely incredible water conditions! BUT (here comes the rant) why do people think they are doing you a favor by slowing down from cruising speed to pass your floating boat? It doesn't bother me a bit if you fly by at 45mph WOT (as long as it is a safe distance away) or at idle, but PLEASE PLEASE stop slowing down from cruising speed to 10 mph and act like your're being nice.

We were sitting along the edge of a cliff towards the end of one of the river channels. All six of us were in the water just enjoying the calm quiet day, when a guy comes cruising up in a new Supra pickle fork doing about 30 I guess. Then as he gets close he slows to about 10mph and plows by us giving us a smile and wave as he goes buy and sends giant rollers towards us and the boat (nearly swamped the boat). I'm pretty sure it wasn't on purpose, but why don't people realize that the wake at 10mph is much larger than the wake at 30? I know I don't own the lake and wouldn't have thought twice about him driving by at 25+ mph but when people plow by and almost swamp your boat it is quite annoying.

This is just the latest instance in many years of this happening. Why don't people think? Does this bother anyone else?
yep it bothers me too you can't hold inboard drivers to a higher standard anymore
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:55 PM
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I guess this is considered a rant, but I though I'd see what others think and if they have had similar problems.

While I would like to say this is only a problem with wallys or people who drive I/Os but it seems to be a problem with all types of boaters.

We spent a week on Laurel Lake in KY last week and it might as well have been a 5,500 acre private lake. It was cloudy and calm for most of the week, so the entire lake was glass all day long Monday - Thursday; absolutely incredible water conditions! BUT (here comes the rant) why do people think they are doing you a favor by slowing down from cruising speed to pass your floating boat? It doesn't bother me a bit if you fly by at 45mph WOT (as long as it is a safe distance away) or at idle, but PLEASE PLEASE stop slowing down from cruising speed to 10 mph and act like your're being nice.

We were sitting along the edge of a cliff towards the end of one of the river channels. All six of us were in the water just enjoying the calm quiet day, when a guy comes cruising up in a new Supra pickle fork doing about 30 I guess. Then as he gets close he slows to about 10mph and plows by us giving us a smile and wave as he goes buy and sends giant rollers towards us and the boat (nearly swamped the boat). I'm pretty sure it wasn't on purpose, but why don't people realize that the wake at 10mph is much larger than the wake at 30? I know I don't own the lake and wouldn't have thought twice about him driving by at 25+ mph but when people plow by and almost swamp your boat it is quite annoying.

This is just the latest instance in many years of this happening. Why don't people think? Does this bother anyone else?
And I am very tired of the "they just don't know or realize what they are doing" POSERS go home.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:08 PM
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Same issue on our lake.

I do think these people don't know what they are doing and think they are being nice. I know my dad was one of them. Took awhile for me to convince him that the boat needs to go either <6 or >19 and not in between.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:33 PM
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And I am very tired of the "they just don't know or realize what they are doing" POSERS go home.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:46 PM
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Ah...................the dreaded courtesy plow.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:56 PM
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Funny you bring this up. I was teaching my wife some of the "unwritten rules" of driving this weekend, and this subject came up when she unintentionally gave an anchored boat a "courtesy plow." As I explained her error, She couldn't wrap her brain around it until I told her to turn around and look at her wake at 10 and 30mph. Then she got it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:25 PM
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Agree totally on here about the courtesy plow. What a PITA when someone does that. When I see that about to happen I swing my arm in a big circle and try to get them to continue through at speed. Never really works.

Of course we (Zsqure and Me) had the opposite happen on Sunday. We were about 60 yards apart and heading towards each other on a corner of our channel (river) area and a I/O Cuddy comes speeding through between us at about 35 mph. He was probably about 35 feet away when he passed by me, doing the I/O stand and drive... I kind of blew it off until about 5 minutes later he went back through the other way and was cutting in front of people. Then I knew he was a pecker head!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:26 PM
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Well at least you didn't have a boat driver (inboard - moomba) driver go full speed with a tube with kids between the boat I was in and a boat with kids behind it 50 feet from our boat where we slowed to idle. After last weekend - I know long have it out for Jet Skis... - I saw more unsafe drivers than I could count... - scary poop Sunday a few times...
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:51 PM
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This happens every weekend with us. Our place is down by a very small bridge that only smaller towerless boats and PWCs can really go under. We constantly have boats come down to the bridge then turn around and send rollers at our dock from about 20-30' away from the dock. There is absolutely no reason to be that close to the dock and it really makes me angry. I wish I could do more about it, but ignorant people are just that. There are constantly the waverunners coming back and forth all day going under the bridge too which creates unnecessary waves, but at least they do not send waves over the sea wall.
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