Soundings - - Mail Boat -

I love read­ing Sound­ings. I al­ways find ar­ti­cles that seem to come right out of my own boat­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. Such was the case with Tom Neale’s “A Big Sport­fish and Trou­ble At The Bridge” [“Sea Savvy,” July]. Hav­ing lived near and cruised the ICW for most of my life, I have wit­nessed the value of a re­la­tion­ship be­tween a skip­per and a bridge ten­der more than once. I, too, carry a hand-held VHF ra­dio in my car and have of­ten chat­ted with friends on the wa­ter, though never a bridge ten­der. Maybe that ex­pe­ri­ence still awaits me.

And we’ve wit­nessed more than once the lack of con­cern for smaller ves­sels, with fam­i­lies — young and old — who suf­fer from wake im­pact on their boats. Win­ston Fowler Elon, North Carolina

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