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Old 07-25-2005, 05:31 PM
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Could the odds of stuffing be less in a consistent frequency of waves?

Depends on the space between each wave and the length of the boat.
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:00 PM
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A few years ago their was a link on OSO of a Velocity stuffing at high speed, delaminated the top deck from the v hull It was a real eye opener

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Believe me..I don't run right up there azzes .......I jump thier wake well behind and 90% of the time to port. I've only had a coup[le of people get bent because of this.....I think it's just because I'll get a better dock space at the resturant
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:46 PM
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Ok, not new to boating, but I haven't spent much seat time driving an offshore boat in big water. Drove my buddy's boat at LOTO several times, but the issue of which side to pass on never came up. I'm not a novice boater, just a novice offshore boater. Forgive my ignorance, but why pass on the port vs starboard? I understand the rules of the lake driving down the channel, keep right and all that. Just curious on the overtaking of another craft.

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Old 07-26-2005, 12:12 AM
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If I remember correctly (from the safe Boating class), generally ("inland rules")you are allowed to pass on either side--1 short blast means you will be passing the stand-on vessel on the starboard side and 2 blasts is the signal for passing on the port side. Lots of variables involved such as type of vessel, waterway, inland waters, rivers, etc... meeting head to head is confusing as well.

The problem is most boaters don't follow the rules or don't know them.

Your comment just reminded me that I need a louder horn, and I need to take another course on the Navigational Rules.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:19 AM
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Trying to pass a cruiser in the East River is tough not to mention dangerous. I've done it in everything from a 17' Tahiti to a 25' sport boat.
It's never a pleasure. You usually get not only the wake from the boat,but the wakes bouncing back off the seawalls on either side. It can get nasty (as you found out). I've found it best to get over the wake as far back as I can. In a lot of cases, a healthy dose of throttle didn't hurt either. If you want a real experience, run the river at night.
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:24 AM
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4th of July three years ago after the fireworks...I am heading back through Hell's Gate in the dark. I am the only boat using a high powered light to see where I am. Lots of cruisers all around me creating lots of boat wake. One son of a bi**h was really plowing hard...I give a short blast to let him know I am passing him and the next thing I know I Am heading straight down what seems to be a never ending valley. The bow of the boat cut right through the the water....everyone in the boat got wet....not a true race course stuff but pretty dam scary at 10 o'clock at night in Hell's Gate. The best part is everyone in the boat was smiling and laughing not having any idea that I was scared s**t.
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taken from the U. S. Department of Transportation Navigation Rules

OVERTAKING (Rule 13, page 29): "...any vessel overtaking any other shall keep out of the way of the other vessel being overtaken."

On the water, passing another vessel from behind is called "overtaking." The vessel being overtaken is to maintain course and speed and not slow down or turn suddenly. Even in wide-open water after traveling for some time, it's necessary to look back; it may be that you are being overtaken.

The vessel that is overtaking (passing) should, if at all possible, pass on the port (left) side, but may pass on the starboard (right) if for some reason she cannot pass on the left. When yours is the boat that is passing, remember to "stay out of the way of the other boat as necessary" to avoid a collision. It is necessary to stay out of the wake of the boat being overtaken to be out of the way. After passing, "keep clear of the overtaken vessel," or stay out of the way of the boat you just passed.

In Ohio... as far as audible signals go... the overtaking vessel sounds a single blast for SB pass, a double blast for port pass. The stand on vessel (being overtaken) would sound the same signal back for agreement.

One for SB, two for port.
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(somebody asked....)
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