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The 100 or so sailboats in our marina have captains that are most cautious, experienced and confident in approach and departures (airplane talk); what we worry about are the multitude of sleek expensive sporty over powered motor boats who inevitably exceed posted approach speeds creating wakes down the alley, with barely clad ladies on the bow, kiddos yelling, towing tubes and "drivers" with refreshment in hand and who deploy their skills in a bizarre and careless manner!
Be glad your wife is confident in her attire, and choice in men...I agree and I'm trying not to be too negative here but...for some reason it seems like powerboats get into a lot more trouble when docking. At least that's what I've observed. Not often but more than sailors. I think it's because they usually have much more engine power at their disposal and more doesn't always mean better. With our relatively weaker auxiliary engines sailors are more careful about how it's used and we're more conscious of the wind and current cause we often have to work with those variables not against them. But I have asked my wife to wear some skimpy bikini type thing while we're at least docking to show that sailors can have hot women on board too. Those requests have so far gone unanswered aside from the sideways glances I've gotten from her.
Be glad your wife is confident in her attire, and choice in men...
perhaps you could start wearing a Speedo....
but having an out-of-shape guy in our YC do that in the summers when he was over 80 has caused some vision damage for quite a few of our members - of all genders....
As for the powerboats -- oh my & a big sigh -- besides the "turn a key and go real fast" mentality that ownership encourages, the craft have far worse handling than your displacement hull at lower speeds. No keel, tiny rudders, lots of windage. Even the experts sometimes get into trouble, altho they seldom collide with anyone in the process.
For decades, every time a huge and illegal wake rolls thru our moorage someone sez "Bayliner wake" and 97% of the time they are right!
Bob: If you have a photo, maybe we can offer a suggestion to help with your headaches....no, I take that back..please ignore this request! Otherwise, maybe this attire would be appropriate with wife's approval:I tried wear a Speedo at the helm but it gave me a headache. I think it was cutting off my blood supply.