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    i am a school teacher and my family and i spend most of our time at cave run lake during weekdays in the summer. we took my bro in law and his girlfriend out on saturday. a little more crowded than usual, rougher water, but no big deal.

    so we kill the engine in a large cove with several other boats for lunch. we're enjoying ourselves when i notice an 18 ft runabout is coming pretty hard in our direction. i figure he'll correct as we are stationary, but he doesn't he's coming at what appears to be wot and only 100 ft away and closing. i jump up and flip on the horn and wave my hands. he doesn't slow down but does a hard turn where the back of his boat seems to drift and passes us within 20 ft. he proceeds to stand up with his arms up as if to say "what?" he tenders up to a houseboat further in the cove.

    we have a great day of tubing and skiing. my wife drives the boat for the first time and does a wonderful job. we're heading back to the marina when i notice 2 guys on jet skis zipping around pretty hard and pretty erratic. not too big of a deal. but then, the first comes barrelling at us, missing our boat by maybe 20 ft (magic number, i guess) and jumps my wake. his buddy does the same. i give a yell to no avail. so then, the 2nd guy comes back to take another jump on our wake. i'm pissed. i kill the engine and walk to the stern while making a large "cut it" sign. he frowns, gets close, and stares at me. i yell, "you're done, go!" or something to that extent. he gives me another dirty look and rides off.

    weekend boating. geez.

    i turned 30 2 months ago and i think i'm officially old. i get pissed off by these people running too fast and complain when i don't think things are safe enough. garbage!

    on a bright note, i successfully skiied (sp?) for the first time in my life.

    #2
    Congrats for getting up on the skies and remember, for the other guys " Some Times Ya Just Cant Fix Stupid".

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      #3
      Well since this is an idiot report, I may as well chime in

      NArrowly missed being stranded on a sandbar that I was anchored at all day Saturday. MY anchor slipped while I was retrieving it and so instead of pulling me into deeper water the waves nearfly grounded me! I was dragging my drive in the sand and trying to pull the boat against the wind & waves and off the dang sandbar. I just hardly made it!

      Must have looked like an idiot

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        #4
        but at least you weren't going to hit anyone

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          #5
          LazyCrusr wrote:
          Well since this is an idiot report, I may as well chime in

          NArrowly missed being stranded on a sandbar that I was anchored at all day Saturday. MY anchor slipped while I was retrieving it and so instead of pulling me into deeper water the waves nearfly grounded me! I was dragging my drive in the sand and trying to pull the boat against the wind & waves and off the dang sandbar. I just hardly made it!

          Must have looked like an idiot
          Nah, no one that matters saw you. Did your prop get dinged up?

          I had the exact same thing happen, was leaving the dock, engine croaked because I didn't warm it up enough and got blown into shore. Smoked the prop completely....and sheepishly swapped it out for my spare later (after limping away).

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            #6
            possum2082 wrote:
            but at least you weren't going to hit anyone
            true, not that day anyways!

            iceclimber wrote:
            Nah, no one that matters saw you. Did your prop get dinged up?

            I had the exact same thing happen, was leaving the dock, engine croaked because I didn't warm it up enough and got blown into shore. Smoked the prop completely....and sheepishly swapped it out for my spare later (after limping away).
            Nope, I got lucky,,,,,,no dings

            Sorry to hear that you weren't as fortunate :-/

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              #7
              I've had problems with people riding jet skis. Seems to be a prerequisite to check ones brains before saddling up on a jet ski. All you need to do is stop and they go looking for other wakes to jump.

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                #8
                LazyCrusr wrote:
                true, not that day anyways!

                Nope, I got lucky,,,,,,no dings

                Sorry to hear that you weren't as fortunate :-/
                Sold that boat for my 3270.....at a considerable profit.

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                  #9
                  Well this weekend I was out on our new Sea Doo RXP and some idiot was doing that wake jumping thing to me! Luckily the supercharged RXP can smoke most things, and I just took off. If I had stopped, I might have had to beat him with my fire extinguisher.

                  People are stupid.

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                    #10
                    I'm just glad I didn't open this thread to find a picture (or other evidence) of me starring as the idiot. Carry on.

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                      #11
                      SwampNut wrote:
                      Well this weekend I was out on our new Sea Doo RXP and some idiot was doing that wake jumping thing to me! Luckily the supercharged RXP can smoke most things, and I just took off. If I had stopped, I might have had to beat him with my fire extinguisher.

                      People are stupid.
                      Yea they are! :smilet-digitalpoint

                      Around these parts of town, there is a certain, highly annoying, little yellow Sea-Doo Boat

                      Real small, really fast and the guy driving is so damn irritating. I've seen guys hollering at him a few times now as he comes flying thru anchorages and being a real PITA.

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                        #12
                        possum2082 wrote:


                        i turned 30 2 months ago and i think i'm officially old. i get pissed off by these people running too fast and complain when i don't think things are safe enough. garbage!

                        on a bright note, i successfully skiied (sp?) for the first time in my life.
                        Ouch from a COF... 70 is the official OLD youngster!!! Your still climbing up hill... :worth

                        As far as the idiots out there, you just have to put up with them at times... fortunately, I can out run most of them or get on plane so the wave is not worthy...
                        Doug ;}
                        MMSI: 338068776
                        "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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                          #13
                          HMMM, I have found that raising the bow and increasing the wake size dramatically is effective in chasing off the stupid ones. They are either two afraid or can not control it and wipe out. On the other hand the ones who do know how to ride are fun to watch especially as that wake rises above three feet, a 3288 at 2700 RPM's and no tabs is a formidable wake machine. They know you are letting them wake jump and do not get to close, but some of them can put on a good show.

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                            #14
                            I think in Michigan the jet skis are supposed to stay 200 feet off your stern.
                            Jim McNeely
                            New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                            Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                            Brighton, Michigan USA
                            MMSI # 367393410

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                              #15
                              If your area is patrolled, perhaps video record the Knuckle Head, and then bring this guy's behavior to the patrol's attention.

                              Where we are, there is a 200 foot No Wake rule for most waters. Your lake very likely has a similar rule.

                              This would mean that the Knuckle Head was in violation by maneuvering at this speed and proximity to you..... whether you are anchored, moored, at dock side, beached, or whatever. 200 Feet is 200 Feet, and NO Wake means NO Wake!

                              He's putting others at risk :thumb ...., not to mention how discourteous that is to someone who may be anchored and/or rafted up!

                              Sometimes the only way that they're going to understand this, would be if they received a hefty citation, or if someone did the same thing to them..... and I don't recommend that you do.

                              Just say'n!

                              .
                              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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