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    Politics and boating shouldn't be mixed
    If he ever drinks the brew of 10 tanna leaves, he will become a monster the likes of which the world has never seen



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    Glad no one was hurt. But this looks like an expensive fools errand.
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    Archimedes does not care if you love trump or not. Politics is everything for some people but will not protect them as they believe it will. What will the insurance company say in reply to their claims?
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    dumbasses....

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    BEST wakes, BEAUTIFUL wakes!!
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

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    'taint the lake's fault

    has something to do w/ people in boats who should have never been allowed ...

    too much $$ and not enuff ¢'s

    and they proved my point

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    Was there a seamanship program at Trump U?

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    Keep it downstairs.

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    At least a few powerboaters learned that their wakes affect other people.

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    I wonder if there is a correlation between lack of concern for the consequences of your wake and antisocial personality traits? Jus' speculatin'.
    "George Washington as a boy
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    He could not even lie."

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    My poor little fella split a lip when a total f-wit roared from 4knots to full bore just a few meters ahead of us. massive plastic thing with a flyhouse. We were in a 15ft runabout i built. Little guy was at the bow and met the breast hook with his face, i was stunned at how deep the trough was. Swallowed the boat. i had enough time to get the bow into the wave so we rode over it, but genuinely scarey.
    The guy didn't even look behind him. Never knew it happened.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    The Alpha Hotels in the Bayliners around here seem to take a perverse pleasure in roaring down the channel with the throttles pegged until the NO WAKE bouy which they swamp time and again as they pull back and wallow in their own overtaking wake.

    Is anyone really surprised that these dimwits endangered their own with their arrogant ignorance?

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    Two days ago I was leaving the Sag Harbor area of Eastern Long Island (think 300 ft mega yachts and $$$$$). I was cruising at a whole 8 knots (throwing very little wake at hull speed) and as I started overtaking about a 19ft sailboat under power, a considerate 25 yards or so to his stbd some guy in about a 40 ft sport fisherman came up from behind at about 18 knots and shoehorned himself through between us throwing a good 4+ foot wake at both of us. The whole time he was passing us I sounded five lengthy blasts on the horn. The guy never even turned his head. Sadly he had an inflatable strapped against his transom so I wasn’t able to get a name or port of call. He pretty much tossed both of us on our beam ends.

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