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Whoops!! Years of Boating Blunders!

Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by CaptEvan, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. sailandfish

    sailandfish Member

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    "I have collapsed a couple of old docks in the area."
    "I have had the joy of watching this happen, although to a much larger boat, its quite exciting."

    No typos here, work on boats in there area enough, and rebuild a few old docks and this kind of stuff happens.

    KW1 the wooden boats you were looking at didn't happen to be built in the industrial park off of Viscaya Blvd?

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  2. sailandfish

    sailandfish Member

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    and another

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  3. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Watch Your Wake

    Just watched a case on Peoples Court involving a 1974 23' Mako that was rafted to a 41' Sea Ray off to the side of Pt. Jeff harbor on Labor Day weekend last. A 26' boat came by at "8 to 10mph". The Mako rocked into the the SR. $2,238 damage to the Mako (only a black streak from the rub rail on the SR). The 26 wouldn't stop, but the Mako got his #'s. Verdict for the Mako. Regardless of the speed the judge determined that the 26 was not operating in a "safe manner for the circumstances".
  4. CaptEvan

    CaptEvan Senior Member

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    A Few Possible Quotes

    "Geez, how long can lunch be?"
    or
    "Just splash it, she's a shallow draft model"
    or
    "Mr. VanGoldsteinsma argued his yard bill."

    You are welcome to pile on your best!

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  5. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    OK, Who forgot to pay the water bill?
  6. Codger

    Codger YF Wisdom Dept.

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    "Nice view", said Barnacle Bill the Sailor....
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    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Kevin YF Moderator

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  9. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    "But there was plenty of water when we got here last night after you were closed"
  10. PropBet

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    "For Sale: Used Boat. Great condition. Ready to sail. Just add water"
  11. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    "Sorry, I got the parking ticket mixed up the Suburban. Well they are about the same size".





    "No worries, we'll kedge her off, you row the anchor out".
  12. MaxPower

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    oooh ... i roll in the mud ... just what i need ... will keep those pesky barnacles off ...
  13. VikHatBer

    VikHatBer New Member

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    Pictures of boats hard aground....

    Thought it might make for a good thread....

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  14. ERTW

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  15. Brian

    Brian Senior Member

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    You haven't seen this yet?
    Where have you been?
  16. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Old! And speaking of old, if you ever want to get old you best change that "flesh heals... fiberglass doesn't" philosophy to "fiberglass is cheaper to replace than body parts".:cool:
  17. Marmot

    Marmot Senior Member

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    You got that right! That attitude is lethal. Just ask the widower whose wife tried to fend off another boat just before the Nordhavn rally a few years ago.

    It will be a long time before fiberglass techs are more expensive than doctors, and hull repairs don't come back to haunt you the rest of your life.
  18. revdcs

    revdcs Senior Member

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    I entirely agree – but I’m not sure which post you are referring to! :confused:
  19. YachtForums

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    Ford F-150's were recently recalled for faulty bilge plugs...

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  20. KonaLA

    KonaLA New Member

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    Ford F-150's

    For the life of me, how did that happen? That is one that will drive ya to drink wondering what they were thinking

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