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Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
and offered to slow down and change course to give way. I told him I was on holiday, in no particular hurry, and respected that he was working for a living; if he would hold course and speed I would be happy to harden up (traveler up, trim jib),
It's good to know the rules and operate within them. There is no substitute for communication and being polite, especially to commercial traffic.
That's exactly the way I look at it. 90 percent of the time when I'm on the water I'm there for the fun of it.
If someone is working and has a boss checking his transit time or otherwise has things to think about rather than what is obvious to me, why not make his/her life a little easier.

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It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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