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post #22 of Old 10-27-2008
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When I sail I always follow the Golden Rule, Those with the Gold have right of Way. In the Coloregs there is a clause that states that a vessel over 65' operating in a restricted channel shall have right away. I think the MF could have been considered to be operating in a restricted channel. Also, beyond all that is legal, was the skipper of the 40' boat (it is hard to tell length, it could have been a 60; for what you can tell fro scale in the image compared to the MF) CRAZY not tacking away no matter the rule or no matter the reason. The MF lawyers could tie up your life for one long time and eat away all your money just getting ready to go to court.

Joe McCary,
Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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