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Old 09-18-2018, 10:43 PM   #51
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48 knots that's like.. a bunch of miles an hour! I love my AP, call him Capt. Ray. He drives most of the time. I will not fish offshore without an AP, a windlass, and a YETI cooler. But I digress.

Had the boat been a ... lighthouse, a bouy, a seagull, or another floating object, the OP would have changed course right? Right! So if stuff is in your way, steer clear. It might be a dbag in another boat but it's still stuff. So steer clear.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:08 AM   #52
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You folks are tough.

1) several people said I should have diverted course. I did. I admitted I could have earlier- I didn’t. End of Story.

2) several people have said that collision avoidance lays on all operators. It does- but some should give way to others during certain circumstances- they didn’t. We did. End of story

3) I’m not looking for sympathy. Nothing happened, didn’t even slow my day down. Nothing to sympathize with. Simply pointing out an egregious issue that happened on the water. Yes I called the vessel by name because I want them to see it. I figured they might here, that’s why it’s here and not THT.

4) I believe most posters here use class warfare in determining guilt. I don’t own nor pay any bills on that boat. Some days I’m in a 15’ aluminum boat. Is that cheap enough to not be guilty?
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:18 AM   #53
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*******I do not believe this boat has any connection to any of the charter services located in the pan handle. That’s why I said that in the first paragraph of first post, so that anyone that stumbles on this thread googling charters sees that first.********

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Sounds like you are not getting the sympathy you were looking for. First, the time to have taken maneuvering action was as soon as you determined that you were on a collision course, not 10 minutes later or 5 minutes later and damn sure not at 100 yards.

Second...you want to know what would have happened had you been asleep...at 48 kts? If you are that tired, you should have never left the dock.

You say what if you hadn't been paying attention? Underway, you are required BY LAW to be paying attention. Walk into a maritime court stating that you didn't need to pay attention because you had on an autopilot and they will hang you for negligence.

Why plot a course over a public wreck? What would you have done had there been boats fishing that wreck? Sank them with your wake?
Wow- ok. I see you took the time to read what I said but evidently didn’t take the time to understand what I said.

Obviously I wasn’t asleep, or there would have been a collision. Obviously I was paying attention, or there would have been a collision. Why plot a course over a wreck? Because there wasn’t anyone on it? If there had been I would have given them a mile wide berth. Because I was paying attention.

You do know that autopilot can be turned off right? It was turned off well before the potential issue in anticipation of evasive action.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:32 AM   #54
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*******I do not believe this boat has any connection to any of the charter services located in the pan handle. That’s why I said that in the first paragraph of first post, so that anyone that stumbles on this thread googling charters sees that first.********



Wow- ok. I see you took the time to read what I said but evidently didn’t take the time to understand what I said.

Obviously I wasn’t asleep, or there would have been a collision. Obviously I was paying attention, or there would have been a collision. Why plot a course over a wreck? Because there wasn’t anyone on it? If there had been I would have given them a mile wide berth. Because I was paying attention.

You do know that autopilot can be turned off right? It was turned off well before the potential issue in anticipation of evasive action.
Lol...YOU, not ME....brought up what if you had been asleep.

YOU, not ME....brought the what if you had not been paying attention.

So, are you saying when you plotted your course that took you over the wreck, you were close to the wreck, close enough to spot vessels when you locked in the AP?

Ahhhh...so now you were NOT on AP anywhere close to the other boat.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:40 AM   #55
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Aw come on, tell the truth, ya'll pulled the controls down to 1/4 throttle, pulling 6' wakes that washed the poor guy 100yds off "his" spot, just to show him you didn't want to fish there. Right?

It's okay, we won't bust your chops for doing it.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:38 AM   #56
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Lack of reading comprehension is why we can’t have anything nice.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:54 AM   #57
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You'all are so tough on the OP. Don't you know if you have enough $'s to buy a
48 knot cruise boat, everyone should back off any spot you are wanting to fish?

I'm just hoping next time I go out that it is like glass.... I want to feel what it's like to put my sled on auto pilot and cruise at 50!!!!!!!!
I know the last time I was out and headed to wrecks (small uns), by the time I got a mile or so from it I noticed someone already there on the radar. I just put in another # and went to another un.... Whoaaaaaa I avoided collision by at least a mile!!!!
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