Another brilliant blowboater...

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We deal with those guys all the time at the races, not quite to that extreme but you get the general idea.

Law of tonnage > whatever you think you can do just because you have a sail up
 

twister

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its always "might has right". makes me think of "hey you scratched me anchor"
 

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The Law of Tonnage Explained:

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jwalka51

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that just made me smile. I live in newport RI, and we have tons of those sailboat race retards. They pull stupid shit like that all of the time. Serves him right.
 

eyschulman

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That would never have happened to a DE the skipper would have just pushed the throttle forward on the 800 Hp iron jenny and scooted yards ahead of that orange whale right?
 

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Disclosure- I was a blowboater before the DE

I used to crew for a captain who felt like he owned the sea. Brit, classic yachtie type. He used to pull this stuff in NY harbor, especially around the cruise ships. I think he liked the idea of being in people's pictures.

Used to scare the *&^% out of me.

Law of gross tonnage was the first thing I taught my son.
 

Hooper

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He's lucky he's alive to see a courtroom, stupid bastard. I tell you who isn't far behind some in the sailing community are kayakers. Jeez, if I had a buck for every 'yaker I didn't see and almost mowed down in my BHM... "Where the eff did that guy come from....!"
 

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Saw a blip on the radar screen one day while blasting through the fog off shore, slowed down just to be sure and there he was.

"Hey buddy" he called, "do you know where land is?"

"It's 10 miles to the north."

"Thank you!" and with a flick of his paddle he turned and disappeared back under that thick curtain.

"Would you like a ride?" I called out, trying to pin point the spot that might be just a little darker than the rest.

The disembodied voice answered "Nope, I got it."

Sometimes late at night when I can't sleep, I wonder if he made it back to shore.
 

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Kayaks are everywhere now. You gotta be careful, they pop up with no notice. My ex-son-in-law referred to them as "speedbumps".
 
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