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Search: Posts Made By: Dockhead
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 03-14-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 11,605
Posted By Dockhead
Crewsaver "Seababy". That's what we use. I...

Crewsaver "Seababy". That's what we use. I wouldn't have a life jacket on boardwithout an integral harness. In this case, the harness attaches to the back, so you can haul the tot back on board by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
So you are interested in the topic. I'm glad. ...

So you are interested in the topic. I'm glad. It's interesting and worth discussing.

You say "Sometimes in life you are just unluckily, and there is nothing you can do about it." This is true. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
Well, of course, everyone has a right to his...

Well, of course, everyone has a right to his opinion. I'm sorry if I implied that you had listened to or accepted anything I wrote -- my fault there. Let me rephrase it:

My words are still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
Yes, I agree completely.

Yes, I agree completely.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
We were discussing a case where no one thought...

We were discussing a case where no one thought there was any last minute swerve. That was entirely new information, which came up just now.



A. I never said I had any other facts.

B. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
I have no source of information other than the...

I have no source of information other than the thread. But the problem we were discussing -- whether we can, and how to avoid being run down by a powerboat on autopilot in the open sea -- is no less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
If the powerboat swerved into him at high speed...

If the powerboat swerved into him at high speed and at the last second, then that is different from the way the accident was described before (powerboat on autopilot). In that case then of course --...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
I wasn't really talking about whether the poor...

I wasn't really talking about whether the poor dead sailor, D.J., had any fault in the accident. For what it's worth, I don't think he did, but I think it hardly matters in any case, now.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 115
Views: 11,570
Posted By Dockhead
If I may offer on honest piece of advice, which...

If I may offer on honest piece of advice, which assumes that your question is sincere and not a troll -- unless you have independent means of support and don't have anything else to do with your time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
I'm glad someone is actually doing some math...

I'm glad someone is actually doing some math here. This is definitely progress.

But let's get the math right. 2.86 nm may be the distance from a 2.2 meter eye height to the surface of the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 115
Views: 11,570
Posted By Dockhead
If you can live with a cruising boat with no...

If you can live with a cruising boat with no engine, more power to you (so to speak).

But lee shores, narrow channels, and little things like docks will become real challenges, in the best case...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 17,211
Posted By Dockhead
As far as I know, the Mac 26 is the most produced...

As far as I know, the Mac 26 is the most produced cruising boat of all time. They must be doing something right.

Looks like a lot of fun to me, for less money than a pair of primary winches for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
Yes, could be. Certainly, if you are in a...

Yes, could be. Certainly, if you are in a crowded harbor, and a powerboat swerves into you at high speed, obviously there is nothing you can do about it. Also, if there are 50 boats around, your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
True, if you don't have an engine and there's no...

True, if you don't have an engine and there's no wind. If you're in a Laser, say, then you're really screwed, I agree. Scull like hell is your only chance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
I do not disagree. Power boat do "get right up...

I do not disagree. Power boat do "get right up on you sometimes". It happens to me, too, and it's frightening.

But they only can get right up on us, if we're not scanning the horizon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
Certainly I agree with the judge. If you were...

Certainly I agree with the judge. If you were under sail like D.J. was, it was the powerboater's responsibility to avoid you. It doesn't matter whether you could have seen him and avoided the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
Impossible, in clear weather, unless Sunseeker...

Impossible, in clear weather, unless Sunseeker recently invented either a cloaking device, or a supersonic jet drive.

The horizon is simply too far away for a powerboat to get to you in only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
On the contrary, I think we can say with great...

On the contrary, I think we can say with great confidence that the sailboat could have avoided the crash, as long as the weather was clear with good visibility. In clear conditions, the power boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 17,211
Posted By Dockhead
Great wife! You need to fulfill that desire of...

Great wife! You need to fulfill that desire of hers ASAP, and buy her a little present besides!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
You missed the point. The sailboat had NO...

You missed the point. The sailboat had NO responsibility, even, to avoid the collision. He was completely right, legally. The problem is that being right is no comfort to the guy's widow. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 30,601
Posted By Dockhead
Amen. It's no good to be right, according to the...

Amen. It's no good to be right, according to the COLREGS, if you end up dead right. A damned sharp watch, and early evasive action, no matter who has the right of way, is the best policy.

You...
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