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  1. #1
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    Default And they wonder why....

    So today coming into Poole Harbour, passed a 35 foot catamaran flying two extinction rebellion flags, but thought I'd do the boaty thing and be nice, waved and smiled as I passed them, and they just ignored me. Thought maybe they had not seen me so waved and smiled again only for the person at the helm to look squarely at me and shake their head with disapproval! Rudeness really iritates me, especially when we were just trying to be friendly. Hey ho, if you see them in the Poole area, ignore them as they clearly have issues with everyone.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Oops should have added I was on a 35ft motorboat, expect had I been on a sail boat they might have waved back!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Maybe they row their 35ft catamaran to the pontoon

    They’d be glad to smell diesel fumes if they needed the big orange boat!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Basically wannabee terrorists. Obviously haven't heard the latest news on Friday that electricity isn't green! Equivalent of 1 million new cars on the road since the uptake of renewable energy! What will these clueless morons do now?
    Brexit: Taking back our freedom as a sovereign nation.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Call them on the VHF and enquire how much carbon was emitted in the production of their 35' plastic cat

  6. #6
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Unfortunately they do think they are a cut above!

    When was the last time you seen one of them sail onto their berth?

    When was the last time you seen one fly the correct symbol under power.

    Frustrated wanna bees most of them WAFI "Wind Assisted F****** Idiots"

    If they could afford it most would join us.

    Ps Im Yacht-master power & Sail Certified.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    I'm not meaning to turn this into a power versus sail argument, I have friends with sail boats, my only issue was just the rudeness of these people. To be fair I was a bit naive, I mean they obviously don't like boats that turn 570 litres of fuel into a fun day out! So guess I should have known better. On a plus note, today was fantastic weather on the south coast and we had a fantastic day. So hopefully more to come!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lulla-Belle View Post
    Unfortunately they do think they are a cut above!

    When was the last time you seen one of them sail onto their berth?

    When was the last time you seen one fly the correct symbol under power.

    Frustrated wanna bees most of them WAFI "Wind Assisted F****** Idiots"

    If they could afford it most would join us.

    Ps Im Yacht-master power & Sail Certified.
    Well you know that’s not true. But i don’t get the power versus sail thing. There are gits and lovely people on all kinds of boats. For every motorboat that churns up a calm sea zooming past a boat and rocks the drive out of the sails, there is a sailor who tacks early without looking or caring.

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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Quote Originally Posted by matt8442 View Post
    but thought I'd do the boaty thing and be nice, waved and smiled
    There's your problem right there. Modern decorum demands a birdy and fist pump and on eliciting a response then you smile and wave. Glad to help

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    Default Re: And they wonder why....

    Quote Originally Posted by RupertW View Post
    Well you know that’s not true. But i don’t get the power versus sail thing. There are gits and lovely people on all kinds of boats. For every motorboat that churns up a calm sea zooming past a boat and rocks the drive out of the sails, there is a sailor who tacks early without looking or caring.
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