Despite all our sea time (Some of which happily comes on company time), we Boating writers are not know-it-all, seen-it-all sages. We’re always happy to pick up tips and ideas from other experienced boaters.
So while I was discussing the trajectories and hydrodynamics involved when a boat runs over a floating object (I’m a laugh riot at cocktail parties) with Sea Ray Boats Vice President Rob Noyes, the seeds of this column were planted. Noyes grew up lobstering on Fishers Island, New York, and in the offhanded manner of those with experience, he proffered his opinion on a boater’s chances of snagging a pot buoy. That commentary resulted in one of the tips that follow. For the rest, I just went boating.