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07-30-2010 04:18 PM
dnf777 I'm no marine engineer, but from the rocking motion of the large boat, it didn't seem to have much transverse stability. I'd had to see what happens if it lists more than a few degrees.
07-29-2010 09:49 PM
tdw
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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Well, we could say they should take away his skipper's license, but of course, in the UK they don't need one
You besmirch the honour of the British Empire you cad, be careful or the Queen's navy may come a calling.

Fear God and Dreadnought.
07-29-2010 08:31 PM
PCP
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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
There's been a thread on this over at the YBW forum. Couple of things came out of that which are not obvious from the vid and make the skipper of the yacht look even more of a complete dill.
The entrance to that little port has traffic lights. At the time the Balmoral was entering, all traffic other than Balmoral was under red lights. The yacht was even warned as he left the jetty that he was headingg for trouble.
What can you say ?
Well, we could say they should take away his skipper's license, but of course, in the UK they don't need one
07-29-2010 06:10 PM
DropTop just watched the clip of the "other angle" on youtube, it's in 720p HD, so I pulled it up on the 40" LCD in the living room where I was able to see a good bit of detail that didn't show up on the small laptop screen.

The captain of the passenger ship already had the engines hard astern for at least 12 seconds at the time the original clip starts (total of 15+ seconds passed between the engines going hard astern and the short blast of the horn you hear 3 seconds into the original clip).

The captain managed to bring the ship to nearly a complete stop just outside of the storm wall, and most definitely would have collided with the sailboat had he not taken early action.
07-29-2010 05:51 PM
tdw There's been a thread on this over at the YBW forum. Couple of things came out of that which are not obvious from the vid and make the skipper of the yacht look even more of a complete dill.
The entrance to that little port has traffic lights. At the time the Balmoral was entering, all traffic other than Balmoral was under red lights. The yacht was even warned as he left the jetty that he was headingg for trouble.
What can you say ?
07-29-2010 12:11 PM
CapTim You'd keep your fenders out if you were about to cut in front of a ferry, too... gotta keep those topsides clean!
07-29-2010 11:09 AM
nolatom And sailboat still has his fenders out--very Briston Fashion.
07-28-2010 10:59 PM
TakeFive
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Look at the smoke coming from the big boat. He had to put engines full astern . The captain had to stop the boat and that at the entry of a narrow port. That is a very dangerous thing to do. Without movment the boat has no steerege and it is at the mercy of any current that may exist.
Also look at the boat's stern, and how his wake overtook him from behind. He stopped very fast, and then was pitching from side to side. Must have been very uncomfortable - even dangerous - for passengers up top.
07-28-2010 10:28 PM
alanr77 And my favorite part of the video..."you stupid bloody man".......laughed my a$$ off....I'm sure the pucker factor was high.
07-27-2010 09:11 AM
Boasun I'm just wondering if the Yachtie on that sail boat had to change his filled & wet pants??
The Master of the Balmoral would take something like this in stride. But then it wouldn't be the first time for a fool to cross his bow like that. Have had it happen to me a few times.
The sail boat demanding his right-o-way because he is a sail boat. WAIT!? His sails are furled, he is under power.... Why that makes him a power driven vessel... Only he believed that boat salesman that he always have the Right of way.
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