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    Re: Colregs, Was: Explanation by Mr. Stark needed
    From: Steven Wepster
    Date: 2003 Jun 16, 14:21 +0200

    In an ideal world a safety margin of at least 150 feet (50 m) behind a
    yacht would be respected. I do not tow a log in inland or inshore waters,
    only at sea. The navigation situation in the S North Sea is quite complex,
    with sandbanks, coastal traffic, yachts, fishermen, commercial vessels
    heading in and out of the busiest port in the hemisphere, and often
    sub-optimal visibility. Accurate navigation is essential and I consider a
    log as essential for that. I am aware that GPS is much more accurate than
    DR, but I am not willing to rely on only one source of navigational
    information. I hope that the judge in court will forgive me for towing a
    line with equipment.
    ** Dan, I apologise that you get this msg twice; I hit the wrong button
    >You have to use common sense/seamanship! The only time the Colregs will
    due a
    >pleasure boater any good is in court of law. Now if you want to trail a
    >line in heavy traffic waters, consider which would be better, going to
    >over a severed log line, getting in a fight over it, replacing the line,
    >not trailing it in the first place.

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