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  1. kent_island_sailor

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    The War of 1812 has to be the most retarded war ever. Congress finally declared war on Britain, with impeccably bad timing: Just a few days earlier, the British foreign minister had decided to rescind the policy towards American trade that had caused all of the hullabaloo to begin with. We...
  2. kent_island_sailor

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Wow :o :o Were you supposed to be doing that or did you jump in when you saw them in trouble? Either way, good on you for what you managed to do.
  3. kent_island_sailor

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    That water is engine exhaust I think, not prop wash. The RIB did get them pointed upwind, all they had to do was go. They backed into the boats behind them instead. Just FYI, the invention of short range steam tugs made sailing ships MUCH more productive in the time period between their...
  4. kent_island_sailor

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    I found the RIB as bow thruster interesting. They really needed a bigger one, but the little guy did manage to get the bow around and then the ship just blew backwards into the dock. I know someone who crewed on the Californian when they tried the same thing and the dinghy engine died at the...
  5. kent_island_sailor

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Tugboats are a thing for a reason. A call to SeaTow would have saved a lot of trouble!




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