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    Slow wake-gctid366038

    I like to go at 6.5 knots. Why do people come by me and flip me off. I have seen docks rise and fall as I go by, what is that. Nice ride and people treat me like crap and say I am making a cave. Huh. A cave, what is that. They yell at me on the radio. Why are they so damn mean? I am enjoyinging and they give me crap.

    Help.

    #2
    are you in a no-wake-zone???...if so 6.5kts is a bit fast....at best it should be between 2-4kts......

    :arr arr

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      #3
      No, I know the difference.

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        #4
        Your speed seems a bit high. In a "strict" no wake zone it generally means no visible wake. I usually have to throttle down to less than 5 knots to keep my wake from bouncing the docks.
        Two C's 1990 3888 MY, 175 Hinos, Hurth 630 Trannys
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          #5
          I don't know anything about caves, but if you see docks raising and falling as you go past, you're going too fast near the docks. Unfortunatly it's often the most comfortable ride that make the largest wake.

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            #6
            Its wake, not speed.

            If people are complaining its because you are going to fast.

            Doug
            Started boating 1955
            Number of boats owned 32
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              #7
              Seward AK harbor it is 5 mph or no wake, but we still have young 6 pack charter boat cptains that find the need to race by while in the 2 lane entrance of the harbor, they save about 30-40 seconds in travel time back to their slip.
              Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

              Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
              Twin 350 GM power
              Located in Seward, AK
              Retired marine surveyor

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                #8
                But this is one of my pet peeves. Here in the California Delta if you leave a riffle on the water the dogs are out barking. I mean come on if you send a six inch wavelet over to a dock dose anybody really even feel it. While down in the Oakland estuary you would go totally nuts barking at boats leaving 1' to 1.5' wakes. if your in a fishing harbor hang on as everyone knows boat move, boats rock. So whats the big deal if your boat actually moves a little, aren't they designed to do that, you know go up and down in waves.

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                  #9
                  boatworkfl wrote:
                  Seward AK harbor it is 5 mph or no wake, but we still have young 6 pack charter boat cptains that find the need to race by while in the 2 lane entrance of the harbor, they save about 30-40 seconds in travel time back to their slip.
                  Whittier harbor is the same way. The only difference is that its the boats racing for the launch ramp. You'll come in and they will stack up behind you with only 20' clearance from each other and you.

                  I used to let them crowd me, I'd get nervous and screw up docking.

                  Then it became fun to come up to my fairway, start the turn, then reverse out into the channel to complete the turn. That generally teaches them a lesson about following too closely.

                  The wakes arn't too bad, as Steve indicated, boats move in a slip, oh well.

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                    #10
                    Sounds like you are located in Quebec or some french speaking area as "cave" in french is moron or idiot, take your pic. If you are rocking boats as you go by you are going too fast. As mentioned throttle back a little in no wake zones or in or around marinas. Their boats should not be moving up and down even though you seem to think it is gentle.
                    Cheers, Hans
                    2007 Carver 41 CMY
                    Twin Volvo D6-370
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                      #11
                      No wake means no wake, if you are upsetting folks slow the hell down.
                      Started boating 1965
                      Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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                        #12
                        Dah, I think I mentioned it's not a no wake zone. I am not the stupid. We are on the Mississippi River. Large boats, not me as I know the difference. We have idiots who go at a speed with their large boats that cast the largest wake possible and are going a speed the is doing nothing but wasting fuel. I was being facetious about myself.

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