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Old 08-17-2011, 09:46 AM
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I disagree with those stating it's the tanker's fault. I contend that it was the sailboat's fault, on the premise that the tanker is limited in her ability to maneuver and that she can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway, and constrained by her draft. Never mind the simple laws of gross tonnage.

I'd invoke Rule 18b, and Rule 9.

Additionally, how about some common friggin' sense.

As I recal there is also a rule on manuverability.

Not like that think can stop or turn on a dime. Takes a LONG LONG time for them to stop and turn.
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As I recal there is also a rule on manuverability.

Not like that think can stop or turn on a dime. Takes a LONG LONG time for them to stop and turn.
Right.

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"The term "vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver" means a vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to maneuver as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel."

RULE 18b
"A sailing vessel underway shall keep out of the way of:
1. a vessel not under command;
2. a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver;
3. a vessel engaged in fishing."
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In my world, the boat that is 1000 times the size of my boat, always has the right away.
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. . . . . 3. a vessel engaged in fishing. . . . .
hmmm . . . . interesting . . . . . i think i may just keep a line dragging at all times of one of my rear cleats and claim i was trolling.

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In my world, the boat that is 1000 times the size of my boat, always has the right away.
lmao . . . . yep . . . . cant argue with that
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1. a vessel not under command;
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Whats this mean??.....a vessel where the captain is in the can taking a s hit???......or is too hammered and had to go lay down???

seriously....what does that mean???
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In my world, the boat that is 1000 times the size of my boat, always has the right away.
Hahahaha!!!!...no kidding!!
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That sailbote was racing...those aren't novice skippers. They were probably betting they could pass a slow moving freighter and stay on the "upwind" side of it. Passing behind it would mean the wind would be taken from their sails. Of course it didn't work out so well.

BTW: Due to manueverability a tanker SHOULD have right-of-way regardless of what the book says.
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Whats this mean??.....a vessel where the captain is in the can taking a s hit???......or is too hammered and had to go lay down???

seriously....what does that mean???
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Whats this mean??.....a vessel where the captain is in the can taking a s hit???......or is too hammered and had to go lay down???

seriously....what does that mean???
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"The term "vessel not under command" means a vessel which through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel."
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In my world, the boat that is 1000 times the size of my boat, always has the right away.
That's what I call the common sense rule.
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