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Old 12-07-2013
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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 hellosailor View Post
Debate among the crew on the sailboat? Isn't that like Wylie Coyote trying to have a rational debate with the anvil that's zooming down on his head?

Hey, if it hits you, you're gonna die. What's to debate about making that not happen?

Isn't there a saying about that in Texas, something like "better to be convicted by twelve than carried by six" ?
"Debate"? how true. My Dad had this thing about not turning the engine on, not sure why. We were on the lee side of Angel Island, in SF Bay, in the winter, lost what little wind we had. Big tanker pushing a BIG bow wave, coming straight at us, no whistle, nothing. Long story short, I pushed past my Dad and started the engine. Had the engine not started, my dad, my wife & two daughters, and I would have been killed, it was WAY too close.

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