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Old 12-10-2011, 22:15   #1
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Close Shave or What !?

Reported in Daily Mail 13th Oct:

"Oh buoy that was close! This is the moment a bungling yachtsman narrowly cheated death after sailing within yards of a 42,000 tonne passenger ferry. The tiny vessel came perilously close to Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven before veering out of its path at the last second. The dramatic near miss occurred as the 600ft cross channel ferry was coming into Millbay docks, in Plymouth Sound, Devon, at 1pm on Sunday."

I used to sail in Poole Harbour in England, I saw some silly antics with cross channel ferries there, but nothing as close as this.
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Old 12-10-2011, 22:26   #2
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Re: Close shave or what!

Testing out the give way rules maybe....??

Obviously never heard of the "Might is Right" part.....
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Re: Close shave or what!

Or maybe a long focal length for the camera taking the shot. I pull that photo trick all the time.

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Old 12-10-2011, 23:19   #4
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Re: Close shave or what!

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Or maybe a long focal length for the camera taking the shot. I pull that photo trick all the time.

Oh yeahhh....thats what I'm talk-in about!
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Re: Close shave or what!

James,

Your not a fellow gear head are you?
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No... just love the look and feel and sound of em.
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I hope I don't get in trouble for this, but since I have enjoyed your posts on this forum so much, I'll post off topic AND hyjack just this only time. This is the ride you see in my avatar. Its main claim to fame is it weighs all of 1790 lbs but is powered by a stroker I built for serious torque, as low in the rpm band as I could get it. 516 lb/ft at just 2800 rpm and it is a 5 speed stick going into a Jag IRS rear end.



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And that's the vintage 2 engine passenger plane that shares the driveway... we may need an intercession here... just sayin'
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