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Search: Posts Made By: KurtV
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,140
Posted By KurtV
If you want the stand-on vessel to act in some...

If you want the stand-on vessel to act in some way that's not in accordance with the rules, you need to ask her to. I don't think it's at all unreasonable for you to ask given the situation you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By KurtV
This kind of situation is often referred to as...

This kind of situation is often referred to as "special circumstances". The term comes from Rule 2 and is generally taken to mean that when more than two vessels are approaching each other so as to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-13-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By KurtV
I'm confused by the sketch you provided, then. ...

I'm confused by the sketch you provided, then. You said that the other vessel came to port (toward the breakwall) while in the sketch it appears that you had more room in that direction than she did.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-12-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By KurtV
Leeward over windward doesn't come into play...

Leeward over windward doesn't come into play here. The first priority in rule 12 is that a sailing vessel on a port tack has to keep out of the way of a sailing vessel on a starboard tack. The OP...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-12-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By KurtV
Too close is when risk of collision exists. Is...

Too close is when risk of collision exists. Is there risk of collision when you have a 30' CPA; especially considering that you have no way of reliably determining the relative rates of leeway of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-27-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By KurtV
That's classic.

That's classic.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-27-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By KurtV
That's a very fair point. My statement was too...

That's a very fair point. My statement was too idealistic; there will always be a sizeable contingent of very uninformed people on the water.

What I should have said is that the best choice is...
Forum: Cruising Articles 07-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 12,777
Posted By KurtV
Ballast water management plans are already...

Ballast water management plans are already mandatory for ships calling on U.S. ports (and many other countries). Ballast water exchange in the open ocean is by far the most common management...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-27-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By KurtV
Havin' a bad day?

Havin' a bad day?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-26-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By KurtV
As I stated in my original post, I presented my...

As I stated in my original post, I presented my thoughts on the Rules and not the actual Rules. That post is not an abridged version of the Rules.

I edited the original post to put in bold type...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By KurtV
Rules of the Nautical Road - A Primer

The Rules of the Nautical Road, a Primer
Iíve noticed a general lack of knowledge of the Rules here and on other forums and on the water. While this is almost universally true for the casual...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-25-2009
Replies: 6
Hi
Views: 312
Posted By KurtV
Thanks for the warm welcome.

Thanks for the warm welcome.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-23-2009
Replies: 6
Hi
Views: 312
Posted By KurtV
Hi

New member here. Looking forward to learn more about the cruising and live-aboard lifestyles.

I'm a professional mariner who recently retired from the Coast Guard after 22 years of service and...
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