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Old 10-19-2010, 12:42 PM   #9
markpierce
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City: Vallejo CA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Carquinez Coot
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RE: Use of saloon roof

Stern roof would hinder access to saloon roof and block*rearward view from pilothouse.* I'm planning a mast but the sails will be boom-less.

Will be operating in waters that at times are crowded, and boats will be moving faster than me from behind.* Need close to 360-degree visibility, but realize it will never be complete, especially for overtaking smaller craft passing to port.* I don't trust other boaters to sound proper horn signals.

I can anticipate*situations where a 90-degree turn*to port might*be accomplished by making a 270-degree turn to starboard (helmsman's position on starboard).
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