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Old 06-18-2018, 08:33 PM   #1
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Rude boaters?

Rude boaters, or did I have a bad day?

Took Southerly to anchor out in a local inlet yesterday. She is pretty big, 44 OAL., semi displacement so she is stable. However, there was some boat traffic, I would say light. Boats around 30-32 feet were the worst. No one called on the radio to pass. Donít get me wrong, all boats pass me except sail boats and itís usually fine. Yesterday they were passing me on port about 5 feet away doing 20 knots or so. I was already having a bad day. Got to the inlet which is an hour and a half cruise, 8 knots ya know. Anchored, went to shut her down and nope, she wouldnít shut down. Damn. Called my diesel mechanic on fatherís day to see if I could somehow shut her down. He tells me itís probably a bad selinoid. Damn. Stayed with engine running for about 2 hours. Thatís not all. Turn the windlass on and it was working fine, then it would no longer pull the anchor up. It was like the anchor was stuck under a rock. Damn. After another hour of trying to reposition her, she finally came free. Yay! The windlass went back to work.

Btw, on inspection of the engine room back at her slip, I must have kicked the wire when I had been down there a few days earlier. Reconnected the wire and shut her down.

So, did I encounter rude boaters? Or was I just having a bad day?
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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I was anchored down at Matanzas Inlet yesterday and there was this rude boater anchored nearby who just kept his main engine running all afternoon.

Totally ruined my nap!


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Old 06-18-2018, 08:45 PM   #3
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I was anchored down at Matanzas Inlet yesterday and there was this rude boater anchored nearby who just kept his main engine running all afternoon.

Totally ruined my nap!


Omg that is so funny! Thanks for the comic relief!

You werenít there but I wish you were!
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:52 PM   #4
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Next time cover the air intake filter and it will shutdown immediately.

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Old 06-18-2018, 08:59 PM   #5
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Next time cover the air intake filter and it will shutdown immediately.

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Yes, I actually googled it before I called my mechanic. I did not want to shut down in the inlet.
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Shut off the fuel to stop the engine. ... Hope next voyage isn't so stressful.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:10 PM   #7
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Yes, I actually googled it before I called my mechanic. I did not want to shut down in the inlet.
I'm confused. Thought you complained you weren't able to turn off the engine(s).
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:14 PM   #8
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Problem is, since she kicked loose "a wire" wold she have been able to start it again!
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I was anchored down at Matanzas Inlet yesterday and there was this rude boater anchored nearby who just kept his main engine running all afternoon.

Totally ruined my nap!


Waah, waah. That boater just wanted to contribute to global warming for your chagrin or needed to charge his batteries. We have similar experiences in the marina, but aren't annoyed.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:26 PM   #10
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Problem is, since she kicked loose "a wire" wold she have been able to start it again!
Exactly! At that point I was unsure of what the problem was.
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Sounds like a typical day. Those other boaters have no clue why you stopped where you did unless it is a popular anchorage. To them you are just another obstacle to steer around like a car on the shoulder of a highway. I hear the same from fishermen that can't understand why a cruising boat will run right through their chum slicks or a fishing fleet.
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Waah, waah. That boater just wanted to contribute to global warming for your chagrin or needed to charge his batteries. We have similar experiences in the marina, but aren't annoyed.
Wow!
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:13 PM   #14
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In parts of NW Canada the game is to cut across the bow of a U.S. boat. Well until they realize how big my wake is, then I get the bird! I just smile and wave...
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In parts of NW Canada the game is to cut across the bow of a U.S. boat. Well until they realize how big my wake is, then I get the bird! I just smile and wave...
Not sure all (or any) Canadians play that game but I guess you taught Ďem
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Passing you 5 feet away at 20 knots, yes you encountered some rude boaters. As in all walks of life there are rude boaties these days who think of no one but themselves. A complete lack of respect for other people.

Loved Menzies reply.
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Is it a requirement there to radio and say you are passing?
Is it even a requirement to have a radio on?
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Works for us. Different experience on weekdays!

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