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Old June 9th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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I took the boat out a couple times this weekend...I was amazed how many families were braving the 4 plus foot waves in their 20 something feet bow-riders. I bent my anchor while pulling it...

I was even more amazed yesterday afternoon (about 4:30). I regularly check the weather maps from my phone (htc mogul)...I saw the storms coming in...I high tailed it back...To again, seeing a family of four with young kids (like around 4 to 5 yo) in a small bow rider making way out of the marina. They all had pfd's on but....
I heard Mark Hackel on Ch 7 saying several boats were in distress after the storm....DUH! What has happened to common sense?

Am I the only one seeing these yahoo's?
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Old June 9th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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I don't have a boat so i haven't seen 'em.

I was however listening to my weather radio yesterday when it started to look shitty, and they were warning all small boats to get off Lake Erie.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #3
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Yeah...It was crazy. It blew my deck chairs in the water.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'm a yahoo :)
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tsk tsk tsk....Dick boaters...;)

Your boat is 24' right....at least you have a stabin' cabin. A tiny bit better than a 20' bow rider....
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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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ill admit i was one of those yahoos in the past. i took a ride down the river w/ my wife to g.haven to the water. it was gorgous when we went out, and i wasn't aware of any weather warnings. got out of the channel, dropped anchor, and literally laid down, closed our eyes, and 15 min later, when we opened them, it was daaaaark. waves up to 6 feet (they said 6-8 but i doubt it)

the 18 foot bowrider was 'fun' to say the least.

then the tornado watches came up. needless to say, i didn't observe no wakes on the way home on the river... trim up and hammer down just stay b/t the bouies
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tsk tsk tsk....Dick boaters...;)

Your boat is 24' right....at least you have a stabin' cabin. A tiny bit better than a 20' bow rider....

whats a dick boater? I never got that one...
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Old June 9th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #8
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waves up to 6 feet (they said 6-8 but i doubt it)\
I was one of those Yahoos on Lk St Clair. I believe they were 6-8 footers!
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Old June 9th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #9
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I'm a yahoo :)
no you're just F-ing nutz that's OK
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I use to get caught out on Lake Erie with 3 to 5 footers but I would power plow the waves with a 17ft with no major problems. But then I point the bow towards the sky and not trying to race back to shore.
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Did you know that you really can't sink a 16' Boston Whaler? Even with it filled right up to the top with water, as long as the motor keeps going it stays upright and doesn't sink. It makes the passengers pissy though.. :tonka:
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Old June 12th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #12
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JEEPR - Aren't Boston Whalers, as a whole, sink resistant? If memory serves, don't they use foam under the Gunwales to give the boat boyancy?
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