The reason I’m calling it OFF LAND and not OFF SHORE is to differentiate between a “floating vessel” in the bay, from a true OFF SHORE fishing boat that ventures out into the ocean “OFF SHORE”. There is a significant difference of the two, and just as many of other differences. Yes, I am talking about anything that floats from a kayak to a boat.
Since there is no shortage of things needed to be mentioned with boats alone, I will leave the kayaks and everything in between alone for now. After I talk about these “issues” with boats, that have more than an annoyance. It’s amazing that anyone venturing out on the water without being in a boat of decent size, would even risk it. Stupidity on the water is something that I couldn’t possibly describe fully. It’s something that I can only partially describe, and others need to understand that nothing is being exaggerated. However you interpret and vision it, make sure you understand it is at least 10x worse.
First I must mention that anything offshore, must be in the ocean. Those in the bay or close to land are not considered offshore. ^^THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT OFF SHORE FISHERMAN^^ They are usually weekend warriors, obstructing and recklessly pretending to be boaters. They don’t even realize that the buoys indicate or mean something…… As much as I enjoy seeing these morons get stuck bottoming out in shallow water, this limited and selective entertainment. The reason why, is fortunately for them, they usually have been regularly zipping along clueless to the channels marked, and depth of the water. Usually only get stuck at low tide, then wonder why because they have gone that way plenty of times before, and never got stuck….
Alright, now I’m going to try and get through talking about the bay boating topic as quickly as possible, just like I do when I head out on my boat, I try and get to the ocean as quick as possible away from these bay boat weekend warriors.
1- The south shore of Long Island (bays) have very very narrow channels that if you vere slightly off/outside these channels, Your going to bottom out! It appears to be a large and navigable body of water, IT’S NOT! Most of the bay you could just walk around in. So, when you have these idiots who anchor in the middle of a narrow channel (thats marked) You wish you had a steel hull and big enough vessel to just plow right over them!
2- Still referring to the narrow channels. Naturally, your going to have moments when your heading one way, and another boat is coming your way. *I would have said that it is expected to experiences oncoming traffic on an opposite side, Only it’s not that simple. It should be, considering most of these people operate a car, and should naturally pick one side of the “lane” channel. Maybe, even stay on the right side of the channel like you would on a road…. haha sure! Even if you do not know the buoy system, in these areas I’m referring to it clearly marks a green buoy on one side and a red directly on the other (visually, laying out a very clear path. Even if the buoys were rainbow, it would still should be obvious that they are indicating a path!
XXX BUOY))) vv ^^ (((BUOY XXX
– vBOATv ^BOAT^
You see what I’m talking about? Looking at the screen you can see there is a buoy on the right and one on the left. (You need to stay in-between them or your must likely going to bottom out. That’s also why they have these “channel markers”! Now, again even without nautical technicalities of reference, I think even a 10yr old looking at this could figure this out. The boat going (up) lol is on the right side, oh and guess what? The boat heading (down)lol is staying to his right side also (just like we do on the road) lol I’ll try and give a visual somehow.
Below is an example — light blue=channel (less than a 100ft wide)!
The darker blue (outside the channel) as you see is 1ft deep!
It is important to bring into perspective how wide 100ft is….. Lets say the boats have a10ft beam (width). That will mean that any two boats passing each other in this channel will require at least 25-30ft
TO BE CONTINUED