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kleinbl00  ·  941 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Leading Lines

Vancouver thought it was a safe inner passage up the Sound and then he got to where it necks down and pushes your boat at like 12 knots.

I watched an asshole in a Bayliner attempt to impress his friends as the tide was coming in. He roared up under the bridge, pushed the throttle to flank, stalled out, tried to whip around in a dignified manner and nearly ate it on the rocks. The coast guard can do it and a decent enough powerboat has no problem, but even modern pleasure boaters can get themselves in a heap of trouble without realizing it.