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Old 10-09-2010, 20:34   #31
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Cantxsailor, thanks for the heads up. I'll keep my eyes open out there. That channel is crazy. Glad you got home safely btw.

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It's a matter of perspective--you remember the ones that cause or almost cause disastor, but forget all the ones that don't. Goes with all types of sailors.
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Cantx, I know precisely the area you are talking about and the difficulty in seeing lights. The area under the bridge and right past the Boardwalk has so much light pollution its difficult to see lights. You also have a pretty weird current there at times, power boaters who go screaming through the channel, a very shallow area on either side of the channel that can ground anything with a draft and yes- shrimpers whose boats being able to float defies explaination.

I'm glad it all ended ok but we have had several almost run ins with shrimp boats. We always give them a wide berth and expect to have to take evasive measures whenever we see them.
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My boat is a converted shrimper, and I have noticed that other boaters give me wide berth.
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Hey Astrid, Can you see Alaska from your back porch like Sarah can see Russia?
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not quite, unless i get to a high enough ground and the weather is clear.
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Red on white - trawling light
Green on white - catch fish they might
RED OVER WHITE FISHING AT NIGHT
GREEN OVER WHITE TRAWLING AT NIGHT
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Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way

All vessels which are fishing with nets, lines or trawls are considered to be "fishing vessels" under the International Rules. Vessels with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels. Fishing vessels have the right-of-way regardless of position. Fishing vessels cannot, however, impede the passage of other vessels in narrow channels.
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