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Old 18 February 2010, 08:36   #81
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Quite a few boats are apparently fishing on their moorings......

What was the Scarborough warning?
old yorkshire saying ,,scarborough warning or the scarborough fairwell ,or whitby warning ,,you have been warned ,,was told it stems from the great hurricane that swept down the whole north sea in 1861,around 8oo ships were wrecked or went ashore on the yorkshire coast line alone ,, ships putting to sea from scarborough before the storm broke were told by the locals ,, keep well out to sea and dont try come back ,those that did try get back in were doomed ,
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Old 18 February 2010, 08:59   #82
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The main problem is the Yacht that seems to think that because he is under sail then he has priority over everyone, regardless.
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everyone has a priority regardless ,that is to maintain a proper lookout ,which includes looking for other vessles AND recognising ANY form of visual signal,sound signal ,distress or other .,,,even if you are under sail or have an A flag on display it doesent mean that you should not move out of the way to avoid a collision from another vessel,,,,suppose its like a runaway speedboat ,no driver ,no kill cord buzzing on at 30 knots towards you ,,no amount of shouting even in a posh voice or pointing at the A flag will stop it running into you ,,lol
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Old 18 February 2010, 12:10   #83
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Really, During the "trials" that were carried out a rigid 1m flag, that is what after all is recomended, was obvious at a distance of 1.5kn. Obviously this was fitted to a hard boat however I did have a slightly smaller rigid flad that we used on a Rib.

The main problem is the Yacht that seems to think that because he is under sail then he has priority over everyone, regardless.
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I'll need to get myself back down the opticians then I think. But I agree the problems not spotting the flag its knowing what to do - once you see it.
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I'll need to get myself back down the opticians then I think. But I agree the problems not spotting the flag its knowing what to do - once you see it.
A lot also think that under power they still have right of way as a "sailboat" rather than conforming to the regs as a motorboat. In saying that there are t**sers in every hobby so it isn't confined to yachtsmen..........
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