At the risk of sounding like a terrible boat snob, which I’m really not, I must say I have never seen so much stuff piled on one boat before. I particularly like the checkered flags. This picture doesn’t even include the mass of crab pots piled on the swim step. I looked out my window and was quite surprised to find these folks floating about 10 feet off of my stern (much, much closer than in this picture!).
Apparently I have definite ideas about how close other people should be to my boat uninvited and this set off all of my internal proximity alarms. That may be where my “hostility” toward them came from. OK, that and cruising with fenders down. How can you trust a captain like that?
Weird. It does make you wonder what might go on around your boat when you’re not there. KJ-cam anyone?