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Rock hits boat

Postby Nick » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:00 am

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Talking with friends in the pub last night who have had a rock run into their boat.

Even Claymore has never come out with that one.
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby Old Troll » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:51 pm

I take it that the Rock was an Erratic. Its okay I am away back to the Bowmore.
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby claymore » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:31 pm

Nick wrote:.
Talking with friends in the pub last night who have had a rock run into their boat.

Even Claymore has never come out with that one.


No - thats a lost opportunity. A pothole in the road once hit my bike, causng bike and owner to part company - does this count?
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:35 am

The rock in question was making way.

I find it hard to believe your pothole was doing likewise.
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby claymore » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:58 pm

No, possibly not - aground certainly and I didn't see anyone in there so possibly not under command. The thing is, there were no lights.
Actually, it was in the daytime, all the same, a signal of some sort one might have expected?
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby lady_stormrider » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:58 pm

Was this person obeying the colregs when the rock hit them?

If I could quote Annex (8) to the Rules:
'If a close quarters situation is imminent, the most prudent action may be to take all way off the vessel (or rock).
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby Nick » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:27 pm

lady_stormrider wrote:Was this person obeying the colregs when the rock hit them?

If I could quote Annex (8) to the Rules:
'If a close quarters situation is imminent, the most prudent action may be to take all way off the vessel (or rock).


I can confirm that all way was off the vessel at the time of impact.
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:31 pm

Were they towing it up 'the rest and be thankful'?
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby spuddy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:36 pm

There is an anchorage up the Deben called The Rocks....but I think it's just slightly harder mud. Mud or sand just like the rest of the south east corner of England. Anyway, I thought you had a saying up there that, "The rocks don't move" so justifying economising on charts.

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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby Nick » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:53 pm

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In this case the rock moved . . .
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Re: Rock hits boat

Postby lady_stormrider » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:05 pm

Nick wrote:.
In this case the rock moved . . .


In the same vein as other pets has anybody checked to see if this rock has been 'chipped'
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