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Old 07-11-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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As I was returning from the Weirs last evening and going past Locks Island I slowed my boat to just above no wake speed even though it is not a no wake zone, a resident on the island was yelling at me to move away from the island. I always slow down going through this area even though it is not necessary but considerate. I was at least 300 ft off shore and under 10 mph. What do they expect a boater to do? Next time I will not slow down and I will not hear him yelling.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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As I was returning from the Weirs last evening and going past Locks Island I slowed my boat to just above no wake speed even though it is not a no wake zone, a resident on the island was yelling at me to move away from the island. I always slow down going through this area even though it is not necessary but considerate. I was at least 300 ft off shore and under 10 mph. What do they expect a boater to do? Next time I will not slow down and I will not hear him yelling.
That’ll teach ‘em!
I know that passage between Locke’s and Pig and you are correct, it is not a NWZ.
You were well within your rights to be passing “his” island...maybe he was having a bad day...
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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You heard him from 300 ft? I canít hear things at 30 ft


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Old 07-12-2018, 12:45 PM   #4
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As I was returning from the Weirs last evening and going past Locks Island I slowed my boat to just above no wake speed even though it is not a no wake zone, a resident on the island was yelling at me to move away from the island. I always slow down going through this area even though it is not necessary but considerate. I was at least 300 ft off shore and under 10 mph. What do they expect a boater to do? Next time I will not slow down and I will not hear him yelling.

I think most people way over estimate how far 150 feet is. Especially Owen.
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Always used a football field to get a better prospective ... 50 yards for 150 feet ... if you can hit him with a football then he's too close ...
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I think most people way over estimate how far 150 feet is. Especially Owen.


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Old 07-12-2018, 03:25 PM   #7
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I never come off plane in that area unless there is another approaching boat too close. Screw him whoever he is, I'm not coming off plane if he yells at me.
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There's a lady on the point at Y Landing who's a match for any wake watchers. She yells at everybody entering the cove, arms flailing
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:31 AM   #9
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A friendly wave and a shout back, "I'm great, thanks for asking" is all that is needed here.
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I do not use it often, but when I feel the Irish rising within me, and I need to keep eyes, and ears open, and mouth shut, the your #1 gesture provides miniscule satisfaction for me!
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