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Old 10-07-2008, 12:42 PM
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true...here is the discussion on the blowboaters equivalent to OSO, sailing anarchy http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/ind...howtopic=79808

what I take happened was that the little (40') boat 'rounded up' thats when the blowboat becomes overpowered by the wind and turns uncontrolably (refered to as 'wiping out')
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Sometimes it has to do with who is ......
Sometimes it has to do with who is STUPID

Just like driving into work this morning, following a slo-puke in the hammer lane, impeding traffic, with a big bumper sticker that says...

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why are these knobs all alike
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The smaller boat should not have been that close to the Falcon to begin with if he could not control his boat.

If ignorance is bliss, this is one blissful blowboater.
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It looks like they turned into the wind intending to gybe and reverse course. The bulk of the Falcon took the wind off their sails and then they lost speed and steering. Rookie mistake. Not enough time to fire up the engine.
As his sails went slack the idiot should put hard to starboard
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How to spend $50k.....

Also toilet paper DOES go over!


More like $150k oops just got done looking at the blow boater site. The Maltese Falcon tore a main sail. So looking at closer to $200k

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He's lucky he was not run over. Right by this rule. Wrong by that rule. It's tough to argue your point when you're dead...


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hierchy of rules, starboard has rights...tonnage trumps starboard
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http://yachtpals.com/maltese-falcon-...collision-3074

Found this in the search engine of Yahoo. Looks to be real. Guess its not just speed boats that are raising insurance rates.
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I am actually ashamed that some of you guy's even know sailbote jargon .
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that monster blowboat is for sale.. $181,688,916, you could buy yourself a navy of turbine mystics and triple 1075 OL 51's for that....
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