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Re: Right of Way?
Same is true of some sailboat operators too. Back when I was a lobsterboat captain I was hauling up a trawl of traps in heavy tide current. I was restricted of movement. Because of the current I had to put the boat in gear every minute or so as I hauled in the line with my traps on it. Just as I did this I looked up and a sailboat under full sail was passing from port no more than ten feet off my bow. I had to reverse engines to prevent a collision. The other guy even had the nerve to flip me off...
Yes, sailors can make mistakes, and can double down by doing rude stuff.
But I'm just curious, since you were RAM, and apparentiy did this on a regular basis, did your have your ball-diamond-ball dayshapes up? Or failing that, did you at least issue a securite over the radio so people weren't guessing?
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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