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  1. #106

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    There is a ridiculous amount of lighting back scatter coming through that area towards Manly. Can be very difficult to see a light. We have nearly cleaned up yachts in that area that were only displaying lights at the masthead.
    True, you would be mad not to be keeping a good lookout, with all the boats that normally fish the fringe reefs close by!

  2. #107
    Ausfish Addict Chimo's Avatar
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    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Be a good test of the insurance policy, hopefully they will cover it.
    Equates to some equally interesting bungles on land.
    What could go wrong.......................

  3. #108

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Interestingly, the 3 men stayed on board the boat and it remained upright until they were eventually rescued, then it flipped over!

  4. #109

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Why would you think insurance wouldn't cover it? It covers stupidity every day of the week. If he's pissed then he's on his own but otherwise he's just another customer thats made a mistake resulting in a major accident.

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    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Agreed...............
    What could go wrong.......................

  6. #111

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    needed a bigger fender out!

  7. #112

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    There is a ridiculous amount of lighting back scatter coming through that area towards Manly. Can be very difficult to see a light. We have nearly cleaned up yachts in that area that were only displaying lights at the masthead.
    Yes I know the area well but you don't drive down the highway with no lights but boats travel at night with no lights looking forward every now and again ,everyone gets a speed boat licence with no mention on how to travel at night, you have to have a spotter towing a skier, everyone onboard should be alert and looking out that's why navigational beacons have a system of flashing lights to identify the beacon in amongst the light clutter, you can't go out at night with a I know boats attitude that's why they hit the beacon.

  8. #113

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by chris69 View Post
    Yes I know the area well but you don't drive down the highway with no lights but boats travel at night with no lights looking forward every now and again ,everyone gets a speed boat licence with no mention on how to travel at night, you have to have a spotter towing a skier, everyone onboard should be alert and looking out that's why navigational beacons have a system of flashing lights to identify the beacon in amongst the light clutter, you can't go out at night with a I know boats attitude that's why they hit the beacon.
    Huh. Unless you were on board to be frank, you have no idea as to why he hit the beacon. As a maritime professional I have spent more than enough hours on a bridge at night - none of which involved "headlights" unless at close quarters. Yes, beacons have a flashing pattern for identification - doesn't help if you can't see it for whatever reason. At this stage we can't even confirm that the lighting was functional.

  9. #114

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    The plot thickens. Possible the light was non functional - reports getting around it was and it wasn't. It may have not been reported that there was an issue - who knows. As of now though, it's definitely not working.

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  10. #115

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    your required to have anavigational map and know the area
    hit it light out or on its on you

    with maritime stuff its always on the skipper

  11. #116

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by stevej View Post
    your required to have anavigational map and know the area
    hit it light out or on its on you

    with maritime stuff its always on the skipper

    There is no doubt that ultimately the fault lays at the feet of the skipper but it may shed some light (no pun intended) on a possible contributing factor - not an excuse - just a contributing factor. It's entirely possible he was looking at his GPS chartplotter and saying "but it says there's a beacon here somewhere but I can't see the light".

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  13. #118

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Manly boat harbour.jpgJust happened this evening inside the Manly boat harbour entrance. NFI as to how (Could have a red hot guess though). Big hit apparently

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    This keeps up they will ban night time boating.

  14. #119

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Well seems to be a southern bay thing then 2 in a week 🤔 driving at night with undew care and attention the harbour master would say.

  15. #120

    Re: Travelling in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    Manly boat harbour.jpgJust happened this evening inside the Manly boat harbour entrance. NFI as to how (Could have a red hot guess though). Big hit apparently

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    This keeps up they will ban night time boating.
    pushed it a fair way up considering if he was doing the 6 knot speed limit!

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