Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
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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!
"Who would go to sea for pleasure
would go to hell for pastime."