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Old 28 July 2008, 18:04   #11
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I recon a higher proportion of sailors wave during the winter for some reson, perhaps it's nice not to be the only one on the water.
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Old 28 July 2008, 18:45   #12
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The passengers (tenents) started waving at us! So we made with the waving back thing. Lesson learned, keep up the waving.
I have a bit the same problem here... There's a couple of good sized tour boats, and a 300 car ferry... Many of the crew are friends, so I toss them a wave and end up waving to 900 people...

Occasionally the tour boats pass us when we're just hanging out on some island running the dogs and having a pint and all the tourists start waving and taking pictures...

I keep hoping that they will toss a few coins for we "natives" to dive for... it would help pay my increasingly exorbitant fuel bill!
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Old 28 July 2008, 19:14   #13
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think most boaters wave or even just hold a hand up to say ok but its like any other form of group theres always some that have the snob attitude . unless they cant see very well and if thats an excuse its a bad one as the number one rule of the sea is keeping a proper look out .any how in our part of the north sea if you dont gesture back you will probly get moon ed, though not in the winter.
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Old 29 July 2008, 01:10   #14
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We always wave and 99 % of the time get a wave back, reading some of the above posts it would seem that some ribbers also have an us and them attitude

We have sailed and ribbed in many areas of the UK and alot of the "attitude" is closer to home than you may think or like
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Old 29 July 2008, 04:08   #15
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I'm with Jim on this. I've never been ignored or snubbed by anyone and I spend most of my time in the Solent, where most of the "snobbery" is rife.

I think it depends on what you are doing, how you are behaving etc. We tend to have l/j on and the boat looks smart enough so we don't look like hooligans.

Oddest moment was when someone in a sailing chose to sail out almost to the fringes of the North Channel off of LOTS to mouth off at us for towing a ringo around before tacking and sailing all the way back in again. He had a small child in the boat, no bouyancy aids or l/j on, probably no handheld or flares etc and he'd chosen to come out to the edge of a shipping lane to remonstrate with us (and we were to seaward of the recognised skiing/towing markers!).
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Old 29 July 2008, 05:25   #16
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"Hypocracy; I just cant stand it in other people!"

I wave to people when out and also use the Land Rover 4 fingers off the wheel wave, usually only to other Defender drivers.
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Old 29 July 2008, 06:56   #17
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Landrover wave.

Hee Hee, dont bother waving at me, I only wave back at series 1 or 2 landrovers. If i waved at every landrover on my way to work i would get a very sore hand. I pass through eastnor and the landrover factory lot are usually coming the other way! Hundereds of them!
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Old 29 July 2008, 07:06   #18
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to wave or not to wave

This is a subject close to my heart,I find that most people respond with a wave back but there are the few that simply don`t look, or worse they stare staight through you! with the latter I find a simple 180 degree turn of the wrist,drop 2 fingers leaving the index and second finger in place and slightly parted. It does`nt change anything but it makes me feel better. Some people are just so rude!
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to wave or not to wave

This is a subject close to my heart,I find that most people respond with a wave back but there are the few that simply don`t look, or worse they stare staight through you! with the latter I find a simple 180 degree turn of the wrist,drop 2 fingers leaving the index and second finger in place and slightly parted. It does`nt change anything but it makes me feel better. Some people are just so rude!
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Old 29 July 2008, 07:25   #20
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..... simple 180 degree turn of the wrist,drop 2 fingers leaving the index and second finger in place and slightly parted. It does`nt change anything but it makes me feel better. ...

…and thereby reinforcing their prejudice or stereotyping of Rib drivers. Very helpful.


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Some people are just so rude!
You don't say?
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