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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    In the real world, a sensible dredger skipper and harbourmaster might not think 14:25 on a Saturday in peak summer is a brilliant time to attempt entry to a narrow port, no matter who is technically in the right
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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    In the real world, a sensible dredger skipper and harbourmaster might not think 14:25 on a Saturday in peak summer is a brilliant time to attempt entry to a narrow port, no matter who is technically in the right
    Too right, we can't have your hobby inconvenienced by trade.

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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    Easy to be snide, apparently not so easy to be realistic - and recreational sailing brings a lot of trade in various ways.

    I believe big ships try to avoid the Solent at weekends ?

    That's a way wider space to manouvre than Littlehampton.

    RupertWs' post #9 is interesting too.
    Last edited by Seajet; 15-08-19 at 19:31.
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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    In the real world, a sensible dredger skipper and harbourmaster might not think 14:25 on a Saturday in peak summer is a brilliant time to attempt entry to a narrow port, no matter who is technically in the right
    It's not, but what's the alternative, dredge with a hovercraft?

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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    That would just waffle over the recreational sailors, not so good with a mast up !
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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    In the real world, a sensible dredger skipper and harbourmaster might not think 14:25 on a Saturday in peak summer is a brilliant time to attempt entry to a narrow port, no matter who is technically in the right
    I suppose they could have put off entry until the next high tide which would have been in the quieter small hours of Sunday morning or risked it a bit later that day. Whats a twelve hour delay to a manky old dredger? As it was a dredger they could have "carved" their way in with the suction hose if water was a bit scant.

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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    The yachtsman must of been rather inattentive to his surroundings as he would have seen the pilot go out and the dredger not far off the harbour entrance,it’s seamanlike to watch what you are doing!

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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    At least one of our colleagues is going to be £2500 poorer.

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    Where does £2,500 come from? Is that in the story?

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    Default Re: Littlehampton shenanigans

    I don't understand why the harbour doesn't have lights like Dover for example. It is much easier to get a prosecution with lights than a random call over the VHF which is not a legal requirement for most small vessels.

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