We have been boaters for many years and this past weekend (Saturday) my wife was injured by some gigantic wake in the north channel. A 40+ footer was going the right speed to make the max wake possible not thinking about us little guys out there. I tried to avoid the wake as long as possible, and slowed down too late. Had i slowed too much we may have taken in water over the bow. Yes, it was my fault for not slowing down enough but those large boats have to be cognisent of the small boats around them. Ours is an 18 foot bowrider, which is small on the weekends during certain times of the day. My wife learned the hard way to NEVER sit in the front of the boat in uncertain waters. Luckily she was not seriously injured or paralyzed but very close!