Originally Posted by JonEisberg
Perhaps you had to be there :-)
Probably so. I appreciate your explanation of the overtaking issues and the specifics of the area. I haven't been there. For the record my 9.5knot overtaking suggestion was a quick and conservative calculation of your hull speed based on length. What I intended to suggest was passing him at hull speed where you wouldn't make much wake. I'm not familiar with "sucking issues" of confined waters, so again maybe I just had to be there.
I still do take issue with your attitude towards him going aground. I know you don't like that he was more casual than you, but it sounds like half of the people you pass aren't cooperative. It sounds like it was the lawn chair that got your goat. The story sounds a little like you cut off a car hogging the fast lane and caused him to crash and are reveling in it. It's still a car crash.
Even though I wasn't there, I bet you "could" have passed him in some other manner without causing as much distress as you did. On the other hand, maybe I'm just sensitive because it was a Formosa you were messing with....