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post #52 of Old 09-27-2011
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What I have done which definitely has an effect on the large high speed motor yachts and sport fish is to call them on 16 as they are approaching, remembering that the CG guards 16, and in a very professional tone of voice, ask them their intention. i.e., "...large high speed motor yacht 1.6 mi sw of Someplace Point, this is the large sailboat dead ahead. What are your intentions, sir". After they blow by I note the name on their transom and hail them again, calling attention to their "...dangerous crossing in violation of rules of the road..". Most times the professionally crewed motor yachts will alter course after the first hail. The high speed sport fish are different though. I have done this in the Cape Cod Canal and had canal control call and threaten them after the crossing. It's really all I can do.
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