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Old 02-03-2010
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I passed red to red of one of the Celebration class ferries two nights ago coming out of active pass. BC ferries have those damn things light up like the Griswalds house. They of course put curtains in their bow and stern windows so as not to bother their own pilots with glare, but clearly do not care about the "other" boat. It left me night blind and I struck a massive log. It hit my rigid bobstay and rolled along the entire underside of my hull keel and rudder, and then popped up 20 feet behind me under my skiff. I dove the boat today, no real damage that I could see, but I have a haul out next week. I have other things to do, but I might just send B.C. Ferries the bill for this one. Please for the love of god, dim the lights.
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