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post #12 of Old 10-14-2012
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Re: who had right away?


I'm with MaineSail on most of this.
It is better not to challenge a bigger vessel with your alleged 'Stand On' status, especially motorized ones.
I have sailed in the Hudson with cruise liners 4 city blocks long and 1 high, tugs with barges, ferries and large motorized pleasure craft. If you can avoid them, you do. You never want to get into a 'confrontation' as you did, and it could even be with other sailboats or PWCs.
If you are in doubt of the other vessels intentions it is best to leave them a wide berth. Don't play the "sail over power" game with any boat. Some skippers will adjust course to avoid you and some may not.
I think you need to get one of the GoPro cameras you can set up on your stern rail so we can watch you pizz off the local lobstermen!
Glad you are ok though.

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