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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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Valiente, Falcon was lucky. If you would hit them with your boat you would hole and sink them.
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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!
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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"
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This was posted once before a while back, but you gotta ask yourself...how did he not see the Maltese Falcon???
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My guess is that he thought he could cross but didn't realize it was doing 20+ knots. Tonnage rules trump "Starboard" rules.
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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.

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

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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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