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Old 27-05-2015, 01:22   #31
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Re: Charter Boats, don't you just love them?

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Check out "Captain Crash"......takes out 6 boats while "sailing" into Anegada harbor.



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Try not to criticize unkindly the guy there , ..as some of you people do.

You could be at his position, ...any time.

What would you say if she drag from the anchorage (obviously), the prop had engaged to any kind of lines, so there was no power, the Captain set sails to move out but it didn't work, because things went fast with the prevailing winds, the crew was not so familiar with the environment etc etc.

Do you know a wish for sea Captains?

Iron head.

Do you know why?

Because when you see what hapened to you, you feel that you want to hit your head on the wall, ....and an iron head doesn't break.

After all, ..nobody is perfect.

Thats all
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Old 28-05-2015, 15:11   #32
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What's cool is how calm and helpful everybody seems. Of course the video doesn't capture everything.

BIG difference from the run of the mill "you've anchored too close to me" arsehole that immediately goes into paroxysms of apoplexy.
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Old 28-05-2015, 15:32   #33
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The charter snobbery really get's my goat. Too many 'owners' assume just because you are on a charter boat you unworthy to be anywhere near them. I've seen a few funny incidents on charter boats, the best was watching one leaving a stern to anchoring at excessive speed....and forgot to raise the big heavy thing on the end of the chain! Prop lifted clear out of the water :-)
However I've also seen plenty of owners with more money than sense and an ego of epic proportions. Jamming a shiny new 40' across a lock and shouting an screaming at the soon to be ex-wife because it was they (not the wife) forgot to assess the wind/current and sort out the lines before racing in to beat the patiently waiting other boats was equally funny :-)

We are all on a learning curve somewhere, those that stop learning and become complacent are an accident waiting to happen.
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Re: Charter Boats, don't you just love them?

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What were they thinking coming in under full sail and why when it all started to go horribly wrong did they not dump the sails?



Also another good reason why anchor floats/balls/markers are not a good idea. Sure no one knows where your anchor actually is but at least muppets can't get caught up in your lines.



I'm sure it's not just the "charter/credit card" skipper who has got into difficulties but it sure feels like it when you are watching them come in with a website on the boom.



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My favorite quote " And then I started the engine". I thought we were SAILORS!


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Anchoring/mooring under sail = basic skill. Not necessary to do it. Necessary to be able to do it? For sure. Including sailing onto a jetty, pontoon, or wall.
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