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Old 11-08-2019, 04:56 PM   #78
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2018
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Originally Posted by SoWhat View Post
If they give any commands it will be "Keep same course and speed"
They board boats all day every day. They know what they're doing.
The reality is that CG personnel are like the general public and boating public. The come in all styles, skills, and temperament. While I think that the USCG boarding policy oversteps the Constitution, a more immediate issue is that sometimes, though courteous and pleasant, the boarding is ham fisted and damaging to the boat. Boarding in a seaway with an insufficiently experienced coxswain marking or damaging the topsides, tromping around the boat in heavy boots which would never be allowed aboard otherwise, etc.
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