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Old 06-11-2018, 12:41 PM   #21
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I'm sure this can't just be stupidity. You don't get to take control of a yacht like that without knowing what you are doing.

Unless it has one of "those" owners who periodically comes to the bridge to "take command"....


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Old 06-11-2018, 08:35 PM   #22
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I've been in that harbor many times. Knowing the layout it's pretty obvious his stbd anchor was in amongst the right side anchorage and he worked his nose in to pick it up, for unknown reason his stern swung to far to port across the channel, very possible he did have a mechanical on controls or power. The majority of the time it's my job to work the aft deck, calling all maneuvers and handling aft lines, I can usually guide a boat within 1 foot in decent conditions. Usually a small incident like that does not even warrant a call to the insurance, just quick inspection/payout.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:46 AM   #23
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See if I can get these pics to load

Two of my boats docked in same spot, Portofino, It

In the lower fore ground is a 120' I built and was engineer on at the time. You can see the small boat anchorage he backed into. If you ran an anchor chain directly off my bow it would lead to the same spot where his bow was, just out of the picture.

Just behind me is a 180' that I did the engineering design and built a few years ago. Buddy of mine was Capt at the time.


Bottom is me during some maneuvering on that same 120', on a Great Lakes trip a few yrs ago, work day, not in uniform, lol
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:16 AM   #24
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I've been to Portofino - the area behind the big trees on the right side of the frame are where the big boats tie up, stern to. Very odd how he got into that sideways position.
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