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Old July 9th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Dumb a$$!!

7/7 Sarnia - Friday evening, around 5:30 p.m., Algowood left the Shell Oil fuel dock and headed up bound.

Shortly after departing, Algowood reported to Sarnia Traffic that a sailboat "on a suicide mission" across from the Seaway Terminal. She shortly after reported that she had collided with a 30 foot sailboat who was crossing the river after the Algowood had tried to swing around it.

Algowood reported that the collision apparently broke the mast rod of the sailboat, but it then started the engines and continued on towards Canada. The U.S. Coast Guard and the St. Clair authorities soon after tracked the vessel down over on the Canadian side.

The sheriff and Coast Guard were summoned and reported to the scene, but it was determined that the collision took place in Canadian waters, so the RCMP Marine people were called onto the site. Apparently the sailboat operator was highly intoxicated and taken into Sarnia harbor. There was no damage to the freighter but the sailboat was damaged.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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Friggin stink boats.
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picking a fight with a freighter.... lucky he's still alive
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Well, the story said the problem........Canadian
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Well, the story said the problem........Canadian
Yup.

I do know several sail boat owner's that are arrogant stubborn fucks though.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 08:48 AM   #6
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Rag botes. Arrrgh.

Try being around Put-In-Bay during Mill's Race week. More friggin ragboters than you can shake a stick at. The arrogance is so thick it's like smoke. Arrogant, latent homosexual smoke...

Real boats make noise then they move.
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Looking forward to next year when I buy my blowboat so I can irritate the piss out of you guys.

There are dickheads everywhere on the water. I'd put my money on more dickhead powerboaters than sailers. The type who thinks a 50-foot flyby on an empty lake is good etiquette.

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Some of the problems with the conflict between stink boats and real boats are that the stink boats don't realize that BY LAW, when under sail, the sailboat has the right of way (this was not the case with the freighter) unless they are overtaking the stink boat. In my experience, there are a lot more unimformed newbies on stink boats than sailboats.
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Some of the problems with the conflict between stink boats and real boats are that the stink boats don't realize that BY LAW, when under sail, the sailboat has the right of way (this was not the case with the freighter) unless they are overtaking the stink boat. In my experience, there are a lot more unimformed newbies on stink boats than sailboats.
True, I also run across sailboaters under motor that think they have under-sail right of way..
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True, I also run across sailboaters under motor that think they have under-sail right of way..
And they are wrong. I have to be careful since I sail on an inland lake which has skiers and tubers. Occasionally I will have someone passing by in front of me with plenty of room. Then they lose their tuber and I suddenly have to change course.
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I think this explains everything:

A recreational boater, a tugboat crewman, and an old salt sailor went into a bar and each ordered a beer. Each found a fly in their beer. (It must have been the special of the day). The recreational boater looked in his beer and said, "hey bartender I have a fly in my beer. Give me another beer." The tugboat crewman looked in his beer, found the fly, reached in an picked it out and continued drinking. The old salt sailor looked in his beer, saw the fly, grabbed it by the wings, shook it over the glass and yelled, "Spit it out, Spit it out!"
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Actually, the "worst" boaters I have ever seen are golden agers with pontoon boats. No-skill skippers piloting portable patios with the manueverability of a barge.

Rag boters generally fall into two categories: the hardkore sailors who sail upriver, against the wind, and into their slip under sail. They have the skills and are rarely an issue. The other group are those who move under power most of the time, and have fewer skills - sorta "sailing poseurs". They're a menace.
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I usually have more issues with "the hardkore sailors"...They are never as good as they think they are.
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"No-skill skippers piloting portable patios"

Say that ten times really fast
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The other group are those who move under power most of the time, and have fewer skills - sorta "sailing poseurs". They're a menace.
That would be me.
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Some of the problems with the conflict between stink boats and real boats are that the stink boats don't realize that BY LAW, when under sail, the sailboat has the right of way (this was not the case with the freighter) unless they are overtaking the stink boat. In my experience, there are a lot more unimformed newbies on stink boats than sailboats.
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on the sailing note.. BOAT NIGHT IN PORT HURON TONIGHT. mackinac race starts tomorrow.

SAILING--- THE ONLY SPORT WHERE YOU CAN BE SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS DOING LESS THAN 10MPH.
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on the sailing note.. BOAT NIGHT IN PORT HURON TONIGHT. mackinac race starts tomorrow.

SAILING--- THE ONLY SPORT WHERE YOU CAN BE SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS DOING LESS THAN 10MPH.
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SAILING--- THE ONLY SPORT WHERE YOU CAN BE SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS DOING LESS THAN 10MPH.
Spoken like somebody who hasn't wheeled in KY...
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I have been in far scarier situations racing sailboats than i could ever get myself into wheeling my jeep.
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