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post #10 of Old 05-09-2002
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Stupid Sailor Tricks!

Are you only looking for sailing stories or will a power boat story do?
I was sleeping below decks it was storming and I heard a May day call on the VHF. The captin told the coast guard he was in a 30 ft cigirete with 3 woman and a number of childern. He''s engine had died and and he wanted a tow in. The CG asked him his location. He said Tampa bay. Tampa Bay is a good size body of water, so they wanted to know where in Tampa Bay. He did not know. When he was asked if he had gone under the Sunshine Sky Way, he did not know. After a few minetes of questioning. The CG told him You have your anchour down and are out of the chanel we will come and get you after the storm. His reply "OH yes I should pou down an anchour". A few minets later he was back on the air. More questions and he still had no idea where he was. Then he had an idea. "Why don''t I give you a Loran reading.
I so wanted to get on the air and sugest they go out and get the boat, woman and kids and leave him out there.
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