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post #109 of Old 05-01-2013
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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

With Jack around, I’m thinking that having a lawyer on board might not be a bad thing. Jack, what you are saying is a vessel under 12 meters does not have to display day shapes while motor sailing. Interesting insomuch we all display the steaming light at night, but no one displays the day shape. The second paragraph is saying is vessels under 12 meters and in a special anchorage do not have to display a black ball. It is silent for all other locations which would indicate that said vessel would have to hoist the black ball. I tried like heck to find the special anchorages on a chart but no luck – you have to copy down the coordinates from the Federal Register. If anybody has them on a chart for Northern California, I love to get a copy, As finding a “special anchorage” is nigh impossible (and chances are they are not where we like to anchor), shouldn’t we be flying the black ball all the time just to be on the safe side? Lawyer Jack, what say you?

George B
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