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Old 17-09-2016, 01:35   #1
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What do you do?

Seriously. Do you just watch your boat get smashed?

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Old 17-09-2016, 02:13   #2
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Re: What do you do?

Well... you certainly don't use your foot to fend off.... unless you want to walk with a limp for the rest of your days....
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I think thats where you discreetly throw a coil of floating line in the water and hope it fouls his props..

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After all the noise in Gun Threads on CF I'm surprised no one just up and shot him..
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Old 17-09-2016, 05:22   #5
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After all the noise in Gun Threads on CF I'm surprised no one just up and shot him..
Weighted monkeys fist thrown with lightning speed?
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Was there even a slip he was aiming for?
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Was there even a slip he was aiming for?

I got the impression he was trying to leave the fairway


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Whoa..!! A 'Real' Seawoman... many will be Googling that one..
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Old 17-09-2016, 06:14   #9
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So they finally decide to put out fenders at the 4:20 mark? Really painful to watch. I feel for the guy. Knock on wood I've never hit another boat but I've been trapped in narrow fairway hell with adverse wind and current before and it ain't fun. I thought power boats were supposed to be easier to control than sailboats.
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Old 17-09-2016, 06:35   #10
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A guy like this hit the stern of my Alberg 35 in June this year. Ripped off the wooden cap rail and did some damage to the fiberglass, $4,500 in all (his insurance paid). I discovered that he had hit three other boats in separate incidents. The problem isn't just that this skipper was having a bad day, it's that they make many bad days.
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OK.... It appears that the boat is attempting to turn around.
There is a crosswind(check flags)
The boat has lots of freeboard.
It has one engine.
Maybe a dirty prop.
His main problem is he does not know his boat.
When is the last time you've seen a boater practicing touch and goes in his slip.
Or take his boat out out in less than ideal conditions(just to see how she handles it).
I kind of feel sorry for the guy but, really feel sorry for anyone downwind of him.
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The guy is trying to dock a twin engine boat with one engine. I've been there before but not like that. With one engine it's difficult to pull alongside a fuel dock, backing into a slip like he is trying to do is not possible. The crosswind is just icing on the cake. He must be running on liquid courage.
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The guy is trying to dock a twin engine boat with one engine. I've been there before but not like that. With one engine it's difficult to pull alongside a fuel dock, backing into a slip like he is trying to do is not possible. The crosswind is just icing on the cake. He must be running on liquid courage.
Liquid Idiocy more like..
Common sense would dictate use the wind to advantage.. even if it means going bow in.. as opposed to the stern..
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OK.... It appears that the boat is attempting to turn around.

When is the last time you've seen a boater practicing touch and goes in his slip.
Or take his boat out out in less than ideal conditions(just to see how she handles it).
I kind of feel sorry for the guy but, really feel sorry for anyone downwind of him.
Actually I jut spent the summer watching somewhere between 10-12 boats practicing touch and goes and sailing into a dock. And using different slips to manage various conditions.

It was very very cool. We're new to this area, but some very respectable sailors out here...
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get his name , the police report and submit your claims. pray he has more than merely liability.
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