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post #6 of Old 01-23-2011
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I don't exactly know how fast a tanker can go, but base on some 30ish year old books I read, from the time a tanker pops up on the horizon, it takes about 12 minutes to reach you(if your not moving)... Now if you add the incredible speed of a catamaran or a trimaran, lets say 10 to 15kts, I can ensure you that if your on a head to head collision course it doesn't take long before you collide...If your wachting a movie or doing anything else down in the cabin, by the time you hear your radar's alarm, you might not have the time to put on your fowl weather gear and get in the cockpit... I would defenetly want to have some one already in the cockpit ,keeping a good lookout.

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