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  1. #1
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    Default Another OOPS with ferry

    Another bump in the solent https://www.islandecho.co.uk/red-fun...cancellations/
    Hope everyone is ok .

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    Some hilarious comments on there.

    “...the smaller boat has to get out of the way of a bigger boat...”
    “...restricted in manoeuvrability...”

    Errm, no, not unless a Red Funnel is 150m and they were in the Precautionary Zone.

    I’d be fascinated to hear the account of the Doral owner, of how he managed to hit a large red ferry in good visibility.

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    After completing my sad little PB2 today, how on earth?

    Surely the powerboat should have moved?

    Or is that a stupid question from the newbie?

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    There’s no such thing as a stupid question.
    But we really don’t know the detailed circumstances of the incident.
    Generally, it doesn’t make sense for a smaller powerboat to try and stand on to a ferry if you can change course well in advance, so that there is no risk of collision.

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerPower View Post
    There’s no such thing as a stupid question.
    But we really don’t know the detailed circumstances of the incident.
    Generally, it doesn’t make sense for a smaller powerboat to try and stand on to a ferry if you can change course well in advance, so that there is no risk of collision.
    Agreed, more details needed, but its everyones responsibility to avoid a collision, what I cannot understand is why the powerboat did not just get out of the way.

    Only things for me, was he anchored? Can you there? Engine trouble? But he limped back.

    Needs more... but second Red Funnel incident in how long?

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    I had a Doral, tough boats, fortunately in this case.

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    Damage on the port side of the Doral. Looks like it may have been the stand-on vessel.
    If found in the Brexit forum, please return to the real world.

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    I know I'm gonna get shouted at for this.... but ffs stand on to the Red Funnel in a busy Solent in a highly manoeuvrable power boat, obviously others have bigger balls than I!

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    Totally agree James , if I tried standing on to the ferry , no matter what the rules say , Jo would set about me with a fender until we moved from it’s path . She has an aversion to any big ships and I will start getting prodded as soon as they are within view .

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    Default Re: Another OOPS with ferry

    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly625 View Post
    I know I'm gonna get shouted at for this.... but ffs stand on to the Red Funnel in a busy Solent in a highly manoeuvrable power boat, obviously others have bigger balls than I!
    Totally with you on that.

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