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Stinkpots having fun

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what's the problem?
two less powerboat wakes sounds fine to me
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Two less stinkpots, but not here they are French. You would think that they are so quick to surrender that both boats would have turn around.


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Be careful or i will do what the voices tell me to do
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Hey stuffit "Get a life"
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The small one was from the Netherlands - the french flag have the same colors, but they're vertical instead of horizontal.
It's still two stinkpotters gone, so it doesn't really matter that much
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Looks like tonnage still has right of way.

Dictated, but not read.
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Thanks Joms, I was going on voices and it sounded French. But you are right on the flag.

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Thanks Joms, I was going on voices and it sounded French. But you are right on the flag.

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Those are just some of the few flags that I really REALLY need to be able to distinguish when sailing in European waters
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Yep. Don't matter what flag they fly. Stupid is as stupid does! Why the hell do otherwise intelligent people think that they can intimidate Father Neptune with bigger, more powerful boats? Marblehead Rules! (It’s the waterborne version of the “Golden Rule”: The guy with the most gold makes the rules). It is pretty obvious that the smaller vessel was the “Stand-On” while the bigger vessel was the “Burden”. But because he was bigger, and hence had more gold with which to buy the more expensive lawyer, he’ll prove in a court of law that it was the smaller vessel’s responsibility to avoid the collision at the last second.

Dammit! one of these days I’m gonna put an oar over my shoulder and walk inland till someone asks what the heck that stick’s for, then I’m gonna build my house right there! I’m getting sick of this crap!

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Actually, both vessels are at fault. The COLREGS clearly state that both vessels have the ultimate responsibility, regardless of who is the burdened vessel, to take whatever actions are necessary to avoid a collision. It is likely that the larger vessel would be found to hold a greater percentage of the blame...but both captains are guilty of not taking action to avoid the collision.

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What do you wanna bet that an unattended autopilot had something to do with it.
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