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Old 23-07-2013, 14:09   #16
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With all those fenders hanging overboard, I'd guess Marina del Rey.
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Old 23-07-2013, 14:19   #17
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With all those fenders hanging overboard, I'd guess Marina del Rey.
I resent that remark.

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Old 23-07-2013, 14:29   #18
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You spelt resemble wrong :-)
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Old 23-07-2013, 15:04   #19
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Crazy thing is, it looks like the second sailboat was trying to beat the closing too!
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Once in awhile, it is good to come in second.
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Old 23-07-2013, 19:41   #21
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Re: Sailboat vs Bridge

That will buff right out!
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Old 25-07-2013, 10:49   #22
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Shouldn't the bridge lower after the boat passes?

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Old 25-07-2013, 10:54   #23
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Re: Sailboat vs Bridge

It can be difficult to judge vertical heights looking from below. My guest "freaked" when she thought our mast would strike the bridge.

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I was a bit nervous even though I knew there was no problem. It really is impossible to judge.

However seeing the bridge lowering should be a hint to not try it



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The only thing worse is trying to judge the height of power lines. I captain a 65' sailboat with a mast that is 78' from the water and it freaks me out every time I go under power lines. Bridges are pretty stable but power lines can sag and it always looks like we are going to hit when going under lol
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Old 25-07-2013, 21:30   #26
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With all those fenders hanging overboard, I'd guess Marina del Rey.

That was the problem. They didn't have enough fenders out.


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Re: Sailboat vs Bridge

Must be a regular sport on that river, "race the draw bridge". The bridge had already began to close..
Who woulda thought?
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Re: Sailboat vs Bridge

My first time under a bridge was a very anxious moment even though I knew from the charts I had clearance. Everyone else on board was nervous too.

I just wonder what would have happened if he had actually gotten under the bridge and had it push down on top of the mast.
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It still would have broken.
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With all those fenders hanging overboard, I'd guess Marina del Rey.
Hahaha. Love this comment. My sail instructor used to tell me stay far far away from those MDR boats with their fenders out... Apparently the folks in Norway should be advised to do the same.
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