Another cold day, the strongest gusts slowly abated as the wind backed to the south. Gusts still, pour over the hills but the water is flat excentuating the big puffs as Sookie leans into each one with a tug on her ground tackle. The morning news crackles across my little short wave, my only lifeline to the real world and proof it still exists.
Yesterday was the first day of the season for retards with boats. Fish bay is a full mile long which would question why my dumbass neighbor from the Marina decided to move his 36′ steel ketch with no motor. Right next to me, ok he’s a really nice guy, just clueless when in comes to boats. With an outboard powered dinghy on both sides they waited till the wind was 13 gusting to 18 GENIOUS!!!! First they tried to literally drop thier anchor right on top of mine, I only have 100′ out so it was inevitable that they were going to hit me one way or another. I’m that asshole that walks to the bow and is like do you see my boat? See this rope off the bow, that’s my anchor line, look where it goes, you just dropped your hook on mine. For reasons unknown one of the tow dinghy left at this point to go schmooze around the anchorage. They then tried to ram a power boat and with a bare miss the wind started to pick up and they drifted down on me. I walked to the bow “hey fucktard, your prop is about to cut my anchor line”, it was a negative tide, that water about 6′ deep and my line was in danger. They put it in foreward as I watched the prop miss my line by inches. This is when I realized a collision was imminent.the full weight of the wind pushed them on to me, luckily Sookie is so light I was able to hold the boats at bay while that big steel piece of shit dragged the length of my boat. At this point I still hadn’t seen the skipper touch the wheel. They then tried to anchor with 28′ of chain in a rising breeze and were shocked that they were dragging into the yachts at the guest dock.
The scene went on like this all day with many boats including a 47′ powerboat that hit moneymaker reef twice. The planes came and went as the relentless wind had us hobby horsing in the steep chop that had zero effect on the larger boats. I will never be shocked at the sheer stupidity of boaters. They spend a hundred grand on a boat, then are to cheap to pay a few hundred bucks to learn how to safely use them. It really pisses me off that these people have such a small regard for other peoples property but so is the nature in America where you can buy anything on time and just keep replacing it everytime you crash it up all for one low monthly payment.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein