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post #16 of Old 03-29-2008
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Thanks, did you check the pictures of Paloma when we limped back into Puerto Isabella? The biggest surprise was when we got within radio range we raised the CG on the radio and they said that Air Coast Guard Corpus Christi had been looking for us for two days, as on we were reported overdue at Freeport on 3/5/08. They said call CG Corpus and gave me their phone number. I called them on my cell phone and the first thing the LT I spoke with asked if we were from the boat that the helicopter came to and I said no. When she looked in her log and realized which boat we were, she asked if we had an EPIRB and when I told her yes, she asked why we hadn't activated it. I explained to her that we weren't in distress and had no reason to activate an SOS - she still thought we should have activated it. Oh well!

s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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