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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    It's not really like towing a tender is it? If I slow down or go astern, the rubber tender bounces off my stern. A towed yacht carries a lot of momentum & will simply smash into my stern with little or no chance of avoiding a collision.

    The tower could easily change course, but not slow down safely. It makes sense to understand the other guy's problems before posting thsi sort of stuff. Did you explain to him that you were competeing in a race? He may then have been prepared to turn to go astern of you. Basically, did you try asking nicely?
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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    "the special circumstances of the case including the limitation of the vessels involved"
    Seemed like a good idea at the time!!!

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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    They would have been severly restricted so you would be the give way vessel IMO. Whats wrong with tacking a bit early and asking if you can also help?

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    "It is only restricted in its ability to manouvre if the tow really does restrict its ability to manouvre, in which case the tug would show the ball diamond ball dayshapes & corresponding lights at night."

    Yer know what, I hope that one day you are in need of a tow, and get told......

    Sorry can't help you we don't have the correct shapes and lights! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    Perhaps it was 2 37ft Sunny charter boats?

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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    I Sail in the Solent all the time
    I often give way, showing a large altererration to course to convey my intentions.
    I work on the principle, lets not give them a hard time .
    Be they racing, towing or just having a good day!!
    its a small stetch of water that we are all trying to use!!

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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

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    When close they shouted they were "restricted in their ability to maneouvre and we must give way" then "check you collision regs".

    [/ QUOTE ] Not in the Colregs, but there should be an addendum to the effect that communications such as these define the source as an arrogant banker; the proper course of action when faced with one of these is to make the appropriate hand signal and give way.

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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    [ QUOTE ]
    I Sail in the Solent all the time
    I often give way, showing a large altererration to course to convey my intentions.
    I work on the principle, lets not give them a hard time .
    Be they racing, towing or just having a good day!!
    its a small stretch of water that we are all trying to use!!

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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    Few yachts carry enough shapes for the correct day shapes that could have been shown.

    On seeing a tow, I'd watch like a hawk &amp; avoid if I thought they were not avoiding me. Point is that you have no idea why the yacht is being towed. Could be the motor just died. Or, the rudder could be jammed hard over. There may be an unseen drogue stabilising the whole lot.

    But driving the tow, I'd also try to keep clear of yachts if I could.

    Sounds by the "be a sport" comment the tow could have kept clear.
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    Default Re: Which is stand-on vessel?

    I've towed other boats and been towed myself.

    Have a look at commercial tugs. Most aren't RAM because they're not sufficiently restricted in their ability to manouvre but they have the lights etc because some of their tows will severly restrict them.

    Just towing another yacht doesn't restrict you sufficiently unless there's something else wrong with the boat (such as no steering or jammed steering).

    Anyway, aren't you one of those trolls I've been warned about. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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