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    capta replied to the thread Tsunami warning.
    I rode out several in the Ala Wai in Honolulu. In the beginning, I joined the crowd going out and coming back, but that was a...
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    capta replied to the thread Update.
    My wife, Nikki, and I are pleased that you are on the way to recovering. It is a time consuming and at times a frustrating road, but you...
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    Sorry, it just isn't all that simple. Motor vessels can under a number of situations, have priority over sailing vessels. And for most...
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    capta reacted to Sailfanatic's post in the thread I still don’t quite get rule #2… with Like Like.
    Your rule relative right/left is an inadequate restatement of the sailing rule regarding two sailboats on different tacks, but does not...
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    capta reacted to RoyS's post in the thread I still don’t quite get rule #2… with Like Like.
    A few years ago I offered to help a new sailor move his sailboat to a new marina a few miles away. He had taken a boating course just...
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    When I dropped down to the minimum wake speed I'd go from 35+ to around 5.5 knots. It would take me forever to pass a vessel (not...
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    capta reacted to Apex's post in the thread I still don’t quite get rule #2… with Like Like.
    @capta, if you are overtaking at your current little wake speed, why would you need to increase, everything else (sailboat speed)...
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    capta reacted to dlochner's post in the thread I still don’t quite get rule #2… with Like Like.
    And most folks attempt to do the dance, some better than others. This year I ran into a guy who did not even attempt to tango three...
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    Really, if you think about it, this is nothing new to a US driver. Remember, we are also required to give preference to the vehicle on...
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    That's really an interesting comment. The ICW is a place where it takes two to tango, most of the time. I used to have 6 very fast Sport...
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    As a life long professional mariner, one of the most difficult things I've had to do was forget the term "right of way" once the ColRegs...
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    capta reacted to dLj's post in the thread I still don’t quite get rule #2… with Like Like.
    Just to point out - this "right of way" concept is not a boating concept. Boating it is stand on and give way. Neither boat actually has...
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    If it was my boat, I'd use a bowline with fire hose for chafe gear, for a permanent dock line.
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    capta replied to the thread A lost art: Conserving ice..
    Fishermen have been using ice to keep their catch fresh and cool for quite some time, and for most of that time without insulation. I...
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    capta replied to the thread A never ending problem.
    Back in the '70s this was indeed a problem, especially when a gal strips down and swims across to your boat from the other dock, and...