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Old 27-10-2014, 16:01   #1
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Plenty of fenders but not enough common sense...

Looks like he won the race but lost the war.

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Old 05-11-2014, 21:34   #2
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Re: Plenty of fenders but not enough common sense...

This guy is already breaking several Rules of the Road-- he's actually racing the boat to port (who is on the correct side to overtake) towards the bridge and going way too fast as well. I pity the people of the second boat, who immediately make what almost looks like a Williamson Turn to get out of harm's way-- for now the nitwit has fouled the channel as well. Sheesh.
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Re: Plenty of fenders but not enough common sense...

LOL, racing the bridge...

The second guy was lucky, he was doing the same thing and probably would have lost his mast if not for the first dummy.
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Re: Plenty of fenders but not enough common sense...

This happend in Norway.

The bridge is operated from another bridge,so no bridgeoperator is watching.AFAIK

Something I read on a Swedish forum.

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Re: Plenty of fenders but not enough common sense...

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This guy is already breaking several Rules of the Road-- he's actually racing the boat to port (who is on the correct side to overtake) towards the bridge and going way too fast as well. I pity the people of the second boat, who immediately make what almost looks like a Williamson Turn to get out of harm's way-- for now the nitwit has fouled the channel as well. Sheesh.

Ha! How can you pity the second boat? As DeepFrz stated, they were doing the same thing - trying to beat the bridge closing. But the 2nd boat did react well. It shouldn't matter if there was a bridge tender or not. They could have hailed him/her.

On a side note, looks like a bridge design I haven't seen before. I'd like to know where it is. It appears the center of the span is hinged (can't see a gap) and the ends slide in and out to raise/lower.


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Ha! How can you pity the second boat? As DeepFrz stated, they were doing the same thing - trying to beat the bridge closing.
That's a good point, George. When I looked at the video it looked like the second guy assumed the first guy would make it; when he didn't the second guy had to go into a full-speed avoidance maneuver or replicate the same mistake. In my estimation they were too close to each other. I would never have anything near an overlap on another vessel going under a bridge.

But your point is valid; for in fact neither of them would have made it. Sometimes two brains aren't any better than one.

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