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Yikes.... did you see the 'feet to the sky' foredeck crew in shot #2? that's a hard stop....
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Last picture ?

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In the last picture guy looking in to hole .... Thoughts?

Perhaps he's thinking a bit of Gaffer Tape it will be fine ...

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Yikes.... did you see the 'feet to the sky' foredeck crew in shot #2? that's a hard stop....
Not a single LIFE JACKET ?

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That is NOT going to polish out.
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Not a single LIFE JACKET ?
No. Warm day, light air... life jackets in those conditions on a fully crewed boat are rare. It's normal.
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Doesn't really matter who the stand on vessel is, if there's a collision... ugh.
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I thought it needed a flying cat.
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I don't understand how two fully crewed and capable boats can t-bone each other like that. It isn't like they just clipped each other, but both captains completely failed to avoid the collision.

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actually, it's easier than you'd think. Even in a relatively light breeze, say 10kts, large boats load up tremendously. I'm guessing it was a duck that didn't happen because the main wasn't eased. I've seen two port stbd collisions where the port boat just couldn't steer down even with the tiller pulled up to the driver's chin. In both cases, well known and very experienced sailors were involved. These guys in the Maxi crash aren't beginners, nor are their crews amateurs. Sure, someone screwed up, but it happens even to very experienced people... more like the ol' 'There, but for the grace of God, go I." It'll be interesting to hear more about what actually happened.
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