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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    That and the fact that we were by ourselves on the green boats doing the pushing. No way could we have towed that huge thing in those tight quarters in 35 mph winds and I sure as hell wasn't going to risk getting a tow line wrapped in my wheel. Things were moving way too quickly to tie off...
  2. M

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    LoL, you're serious aren't you?? 
  3. M

    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    She was by herself, with a 30 kt breeze pinning her to the dock. No way could she have left the dock that quickly.
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    I was at our dock and I  saw the tops of their spars leaving their dock.   I knew there would be trouble because of the wind speed and wind direction. I immediately  jumped in my boat and headed for the ship, by the time I got to the ship they were already having problems. We immediately started...
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    I don't think anyone needed to hear a sound signal to warn them that they were in trouble, pretty self explanatory. 
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    Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    The Rib wihj the 30 hp outboard was doing nothing. Didn't you notice the 2 green Oldport Marine boats that were pushing the ship off of the 12 Meters? I was driving one of them. They both have 100 hp Yanmar diesel engines, and we were barely able to push them off. Fortunately, we were able to...




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