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Offline glen margaret

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Dangerous boaters
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:07:25 pm »
We were coming back from the hole abeam buoy N12, about to turn right towards Penetang when a medium size inboard passed us  about 20 ft on the right. Nearly swamped us with his wake, as we had no chance to avoid it. We were going around 25 mph, and he was going 40. We had been watching a boat astern about 200 yd, don't know why we didn't see him.
Boat was a cream-coloured inboard, 30+ ft. Fairly new. First 4 letters on the name were JOCA, in big script-type letters on the transom. The boat was headed toward Midland, driven by an idiot.

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Offline buck

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Re: Dangerous boaters
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 06:43:04 am »
amen to your post...this guy isn't alone

love the 50 footers full-out putting up 8ft bow wake as they go by too close....radar spinning as they race to Beckwith

yesterday a seadoo roared by not 15 feet off my port side....didn't even hear him till he was right beside me

usually i stay off the water on the weekends just for these reasons

rant over now

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Re: Dangerous boaters
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 04:57:13 pm »
There are some vary inconsiderate cruisers out there who have no idea what they are doing. They refuse to turn away an extra 50 meters to avoid swamping other boats