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Jupiter 1/29: Nice day for Mahi and and feeling sorry for a commercial guy



  • StugotzStugotz Posts: 255 Officer
    You are exactly right! Well said
  • notreelynotreely Posts: 653 Officer
    The pecking order would be first on vessel (com fishing)is privaliged vessel, period....2 nd vessel would be give is clear that the second vessel, from what I read, if I read correctly did not give sounds like the give way vessel got within range of possibly interfering with fishing or catching extended gear....lets face it, I have had googans 50 ft off my rear catch my planners which extend out 250 ft dirrectly astern my vessel...that is what I'm reading in this story...a working Commerical boat that was there first, working a school of fish with gear deployed was pissed that another boat, which should know better, crossed his gear and got a much deserved screw up, you take your medicine...if you don't want a show, show some respect and stay away a better distance.....give the working boat, aka privaliged vessel his room and you will not have any problems....the guys who work the water 24/7/365 know the working rules of the road more so than most.....
    it comes down to ethics as well, jumping a man's school of fish and possibly hanging up gear.....
    And I will take my knowledge to court over the opinions of public forum.....

    Again I have to disagree with you. Their is no commercial fishing vessel involved with this incident. The kingfisherman is just considered a vessel underway, making way. If the weekend wannabe captain was trolling he would also would be considered underway, making way.

    Something people need to understand is that if the weekend wannabe charter boat captain was drifting( and this goes for anyone else drifting) he would have been considered underway, not making way. So while you all are drifting you are considered underway and responsible to maneuver just as if you would be running.
  • Capt TommyCapt Tommy Posts: 258 Officer
    Are you guys still giving this ******bag moron attention? You are banging your head against a rock. Eventually you will figure it out and stop.
  • TrueFloridianTrueFloridian Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    This forum is pure comedy no real commercial fisherman would waste his time on this forum or social media i know cause i worked for one before.As far as rules of the Rd well i guess if someone has to explain that to you your ****ed anyways hahahahahahah,and to the guy claiming he knows this and that who really cares we wanna see fish pictures and a short story is fine, i know i don't need to look at this forum to catch fish its more like a Jerry Springer show for me.
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