If you call the Coast Guard yourself and tell them that the seas are large and you don't know where you are and don't know if you can find your next port and your twenty miles offshore........ chances are there response is going to be,
"What are you doing out there?"
"What would you like us to do about it?"
"Your the one who chose to go out, now get your self back."
My point is, the Coast Guard is not always going to bail you out when you get yourself in trouble. If your in a life threatening situation, they will be there in a heartbeat. If your stupid, well than your just on your own.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White