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Not sure when this happened but was posted on YouTube one day ago.

Years ago we were motoring by Point No Point and watched a large sailboat under power plow into the boats that were fishing.
After all hell broke loose, a man and woman came on deck while putting their clothes on.
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I have seen (like other's here, I am sure) the massive Trident subs and their huge wake go through the Strait and wondered what would happen if they hit a ferry.

Be one expensive wreck
Don't know what would happen if a trident hit something but I can tell you what happens when you get to close to one of those subs...
 

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I know him, he's in my marina. I think he was driving on AP and went "down under" to do something. Bad mistake, and one I've done a number of times driving on my autopilot, but I've been lucky to date. He was really really lucky the ferry hit the brakes, or he could have rolled under and become crab food. Hella stout is an understatement when it comes to those boats. I have a picture of the damage, and to me it looks largely cosmetic. Lesson learned!

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I know him, he's in my marina. I think he was driving on AP and went "down under" to do something. Bad mistake, and one I've done a number of times driving on my autopilot, but I've been lucky to date. He was really really lucky the ferry hit the brakes, or he could have rolled under and become crab food. Hella stout is an understatement when it comes to those boats. I have a picture of the damage, and to me it looks largely cosmetic. Lesson learned!

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Since you know him, is the guy deaf as someone had posted?

Well, the cruiser did have the right of way....
I'm no mariner, but I believe the ferry always has the right of way due to being a commercial vessel on a posted route. That is what I was told years ago by a fellow that spent time in the CG, so believed it to be true. Please correct me if that is wrong.
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I'm no mariner, but I believe the ferry always has the right of way due to being a commercial vessel on a posted route. That is what I was told years ago by a fellow that spent time in the CG, so believed it to be true. Please correct me if that is wrong.
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I was being tongue in cheek. I should have used a smiley. I don't know about the rule you cite, but there are rules that you need to yield to vessels limited in their ability to maneuver. Plus, you're supposed to avoid collisions whichever side you're on.
 

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Since you know him, is the guy deaf as someone had posted?
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No he's not deaf, he's a good guy. I think he made a mistake going down under when under AP, in a ferry lane, which I'm ashamed to say is a mistake I've made a lot of times when I'm "at the helm", and gotten away with it. A learning experience for all I hope. Looks like he was down under a little too long that time, and he's really lucky.
 
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