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Old 11-09-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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Suckerfish to your boat

Well, not suckerfish but like kayakers that ride your wake. Had a kayaker ride my bow wake, nearly midship and about five feet off the starboard beam. Traveling at six knots, he was able to keep up. Don't like to think what would happen if I made a hard-right turn. If needed, I'd take a 270-degree turn to port to head starboard.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
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You need a bigger air horn Mark.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:32 PM   #3
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When you get one of those just drop out of gear. When the boat slows down they will move on.
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:34 AM   #4
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When you get one of those just drop out of gear. When the boat slows down they will move on.
That is what I do. Usually most people are in a bigger hurry than we are.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:22 AM   #5
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They bounce right off.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:21 AM   #6
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Haven't you realized yet that it's "All about me"? Don't want to start a rant, but the people that only think of themselves kinda get on my nerves. I'm referring to the kayaker of course. He is aware of only the fun he is having, not in any way concerned with what you are trying to do, your safety, or, for that matter, other than your wake is probably totally oblivious to your existence. It's a brave new world.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:48 AM   #7
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Use your hailer and tell them that they are creating an unsafe situation that you're not comfortable with. If they don't break off and go their way, turn the opposite way from them and get some distance.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:01 AM   #8
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Why should dolphins have all the fun?

As a kid from Canada we used to "bumper shine" which was a truly idiotic thing to do, but made for a real gut-busting laugh with your pals.

What you would do is run up behind a vehicle in a snowy/icy parking lot, grab the bumper, then squat down on your haunches and slide along on your feet for as long as you could (in the parking lot) before letting go.

If Mark had to make a quick turn the kayaker would be quicker by putting his rudder hard over, stabbing in a high brace paddle stroke on the back side of the wake and he'd be outta there...pronto.

Try not to be 'grumpy old men'
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Isn’t this the exact situation for which you installed a cannon?
One across the bow, if no response, one into the waterline.

Maybe just ask him to drop back to your stern wake?
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:34 AM   #10
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I guess as the overtaking boat you are burdened?
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:50 AM   #11
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By allowing them to continue that close you are accepting the risk. If you ran one over, try explaining that in court?
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