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Valiente 10-24-2008 04:49 PM

Starboard!
 
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Rules are rules, except when the other boat's handrail is big enough to chew a hole in your stem. Skipper might have been technically correct, but physics in the form of mega yacht Maltese Falcon really won the argument.

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tomaz_423 10-24-2008 05:52 PM

Valiente, Falcon was lucky. If you would hit them with your boat you would hole and sink them.

speciald 10-24-2008 06:09 PM

Repair of the rub rail and to the varnish on the Falcon probably cost more than the other boat. Hope they get it fixed right or I am going to have to withdrawal my purchase offer!

TxLnghrn 10-24-2008 06:55 PM

I'm just waiting for the owner of the 40 footer to say he didn't see the MF...."Honestly sir, it came out of nowhere, I didn't have time to manuever" :)

sailingdog 10-24-2008 07:17 PM

This was posted once before a while back, but you gotta ask yourself...how did he not see the Maltese Falcon???

speciald 10-24-2008 07:36 PM

My guess is that he thought he could cross but didn't realize it was doing 20+ knots. Tonnage rules trump "Starboard" rules.

TxLnghrn 10-24-2008 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by speciald (Post 389871)
My guess is that he thought he could cross but didn't realize it was doing 20+ knots. Tonnage rules trump "Starboard" rules.

One quote I saw stated that the skipper of the 40 footer actually was on parallel course on port, tacked onto starboard and then ran into the MF. :eek:

Just glad nobody was killed.

sailingdog 10-24-2008 10:21 PM

BTW, Stand By, the smaller of the two boats, actually fled the scene of the collision.

merc2dogs 10-24-2008 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 389941)
BTW, Stand By, the smaller of the two boats, actually fled the scene of the collision.


Well, it would be kinda hard to hide if the big one tried to run.....

Ken.

T34C 10-25-2008 12:21 AM

My guess is the capt. of the 40 footer is busy holding his neck/back and looking for a lawyer. Maybe we'll see him in Chicago boat shopping!;)


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