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post #26 of Old 07-14-2010
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Like I said get the frack out of the way but, what if you can't should not the big guys understand that sometimes thing happen where you are dead in the water. Should they not atleast try to avoid you. As mentioned in my first post I have been under sail and tacked to go astern of the big guys and not always tankers the smaller vessels to that can avoid you and they have changed course and head right for me so I tack again and they change course again what's up with that. I make corrections a long way off and when we get close I have had to turn on the engine and do what it takes to get out of the way. I try to hail them on 16 asking intentions, no answer, try 13 no answer. I am not saying all of them but, enough that makes me wonder why. What if my engine was down or some other problem which limited my ability to manuver why cut it so close. I am supprised that more accidents don't happen out there.
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