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Old 01-30-2007, 07:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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"Bloody islands just floating around at will without notifying the chart makers. Just wait until I see that Bassani fellow.."
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Exactly where was that grounding, I want to mark it on my charts. LoL
Actually, I always say that you're not a real boater unless you've grounded at least once. Well, I have, just like Dave. Coming across Moriches Inlet (south shore of Long Island, NY), on the inside, I see up ahead a towboat and about 6 other boats, milling around. No sooner did I pull the throttle back, WHAMO!, I was hard aground, IN THE CHANNEL! I became victim number 7. Apparently boats were getting stuck on the outbound tide. The towboat came over and tried to pull us off, but I was afraid the boat would tip over 34' flybridge, not pretty on her side). So we set the anchors and waited for the flood. Limped home with a dinged prop, bent shaft, and crushed pride.
Now I'm a real boater.
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The area is called Palm Valley. It's just south of Jacksonville, about 8 or so miles south of the crossroads with the St. John's river. We limped up to a really nice marina (3 or so miles from the crossroads). The TowBoatUS guy was absolutely fantastic. He did the diving and ran the prop over to the repair place within an hour. He picked it up the next afternoon & had it back on the boat in no time. The poor guy was leaving in two days for Iraq.
My favorite saying: There are captains who have run aground and there are the other captains who will.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:51 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:41 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:30 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Admin Edit: Fire on the container ship pictures have been removed.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not finding any humor in this. This is a very unfortunate situation. The "Oops" thread was a good idea, as long as we're poking gentle fun at ourselves, but I'm afraid these images are not appropriate.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Carl, what pics do you mean? Mine or the burning container?
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:55 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Leveller,

Not to worry. Anyone dumb enough to back their truck underwater to unload a PWC deserves to get dunked. We are obligated, as mariners and humans alike, to laugh at this stupidity.

But a major fire onboard a container ship... I'm failing to find humor. I'll leave it up to our members as to whether these images stay.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:01 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Okay Carl.

Next one: "I ever wanted to have a yacht with a swordfish look."
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #39 (permalink)
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After all not a good idea to call the company Titanic...
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:04 PM   #40 (permalink)
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But a major fire onboard a container ship... I'm failing to find humor. I'll leave it up to our members as to whether these images stay.
Looks to me that you already made the decision. I did see the photos, and the captions were not funny (okay, maybe the first one about the bbq was).
I just think Capt Evan was trying too hard. Hey Capt, we're a friendly bunch here, but we do respect people's property and do have compassion for bad situations. Of course, when someone does something a bit darwinian (new word, just ask President Bush), we like to share it. Browse around and observe a little, you'll get the hang of it.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:48 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:02 PM   #43 (permalink)
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The area is called Palm Valley. It's just south of Jacksonville, about 8 or so miles south of the crossroads with the St. John's river.
Thanks Dave. That will be noted on my paper charts as "Dave's Shoal".
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Honey, this looks like a good time to drop the anchor!
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:05 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Okay Carl.

Next one: "I ever wanted to have a yacht with a swordfish look."
I am going to try to look for the other pictures of that boat. There were several angles I saw including a few interior shots. What's funny is what was pointed out on the site where I saw it. If you looked at the interior damage but then looked at the personel effects scattered about the cabin, you could see some, well, "marital aids" as well as a bra with very realistic rubber *****. Makes you wonder what the capt. & mate were up to at the time of the accident
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