Nor did he say aviation pilot. You assume too much.Originally Posted by Flag Officer
plenty of blue water sailors get run over by commercial traffic. Why? Because they usually don't have an Effing clue, and don't keep any effective lookout (as required by ALL vessels when underway( whether everyone is sleeping or not!)) Commodore only means affluence. That does not equate seamanship.Power Squadron? No, I am a bluewater sailor and yacht club officer.
Yes you were wrong. Wrong to assume control over something that you have neither the authority OR expertise to adjudicate. What exactly is your 'cause for action'?Ok but am I wrong? Is 5 times the waterdepth enough scope or, as chapman's suggests, would not 7 times have been more prudent?
None of your concern. Was any damage done? Are you insinuating that you have the authority to take defensive action over others on the water?
With all due respect to the member, I have towed more than one 'uscg licensed master' off the beach, out of the trees, and back to safe refuge.We have a club member who is also a uscg licensed master, just like "cmjeff", and he agrees with everything I said. Do I really need to post this debate on a forum of real sailors to prove my point?
Of and by itself possessing a license ( as either Master OR Lawyer) does NOT make one competent in all aspects.
Regarding your comment about having this in a public debate on a 'forum of real sailors'...... All I can say is post the link. Either way, this thread link, or your own. I am sure you will find your 'Huckleberry' here somewhere.
On second thought, just post this link. GCaptain has a section specifically for yachts. Talk about all inclusive.