Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 17Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 28 Old 06-06-2014
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,447
Thanks: 5
Thanked 131 Times in 128 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Brad, that's not drinking too much booze, that's not drinking enough booze.

If he'd had a bigger glass and fell down drunk, there would have been no problem.

Or as Craig Ferguson said about drunk driving: "I don't understand this drunk driving thing. Drinking needs your full attention. Driving needs your full attention. How can you possibly do both at the same time?!"

Now, let's work on getting abe his first BWI conviction, so he can give his full attention to drinking.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 28 Old 06-06-2014
Senior Member
 
minnow1193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Apollo Beach, Fl
Posts: 209
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Haha!! At least you admit to being boozed up. I've grounded twice sober.

Good you are having fun!
minnow1193 is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
Senior Member
 
Dave_E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 696
Thanks: 42
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Maybe not a real good thing to post in a public forum???
Bump.

Allmand Sail 31 #15 "Traveler"
GOD, Family, career
Dave_E is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
Senior Member
 
weinie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 506
Thanks: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Quote:
Originally Posted by abrahamx View Post
Comming in at night while pretty boozed up. .
You're going to get loved tenderly here.
weinie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,621
Thanks: 1
Thanked 188 Times in 156 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Quote:
Originally Posted by abrahamx View Post
Comming in at night while pretty boozed up. Comming back up the river and I could not see the channel lights. I thought I was just not close enough... Was disorentated and did not know where I was.
Sounds like it's time for you to make the switch to power, instead of sail...





Too bad you didn't do any serious damage to your boat, it might have taught you something...

Quote:
Alcohol affects judgment, vision, balance and coordination. These impairments increase the likelihood of accidents afloat for both passengers and boat operators. U.S. Coast Guard data shows that in boating deaths involving alcohol use, over half the victims capsized their boats and/or fell overboard.

Alcohol is even more hazardous on the water than on land. The marine environment motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray accelerates a drinker's impairment. These stressors cause fatigue that makes a boat operator's coordination, judgment and reaction time decline even faster when using alcohol.

Alcohol can also be more dangerous to boaters because boat operators are often less experienced and less confident on the water than on the highway. Recreational boaters don't have the benefit of experiencing daily boat operation. In fact, boaters average only 110 hours on the water per year.


Alcohol has many physical effects that directly threaten safety and well-being on the water.

When a boater or passenger drinks, the following occur:

Cognitive abilities and judgment deteriorate, making it harder to process information, assess situations, and make good choices.

Physical performance is impaired - evidenced by balance problems, lack of coordination, and increased reaction time.

Vision is affected, including decreased peripheral vision, reduced depth perception, decreased night vision, poor focus, and difficulty in distinguishing colors (particularly red and green).

Inner ear disturbances can make it impossible for a person who falls into the water to distinguish up from down.

Alcohol creates a physical sensation of warmth - which may prevent a person in cold water from getting out before hypothermia sets in.

As a result of these factors, a boat operator with a blood alcohol concentration above .10 percent is estimated to be more than 10 times as likely to die in a boating accident than an operator with zero blood alcohol concentration. Passengers are also at greatly increased risk for injury and death - especially if they are also using alcohol.

Boating Under the Influence Initiatives
Nancyleeny likes this.
JonEisberg is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
A perfect day!
 
chrissailorman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island's South Shore
Posts: 116
Thanks: 12
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

[QUOTE=oysterman23;1907818]I ran aground last Sunday night while feeling my way through an important local shortcut that changes form each year known as Snakehill Channel (Great South Bay)


So where in the Great South are you?
I'm at Corey Beach in Blue Point....
Chris

Chrissailorman
1987 Rhodes 22, Blue Hawaii
Blue Point, N.Y. Great South Bay
chrissailorman is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,827
Thanks: 19
Thanked 213 Times in 162 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Quote:
Originally Posted by abrahamx View Post
Comming in at night while pretty boozed up. Comming back up the river and I could not see the channel lights.
Thanks for the warning about who to stay away from on Lake St. Clair....

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.



Last edited by Maine Sail; 06-07-2014 at 09:28 AM.
Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #18 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
Senior Member
 
blutoyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 661
Thanks: 10
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Well...one less thing

Now you know how to stick you keel in the bottom to stop before you hit that brown stuff on the chart

I will leave the judgement to those without sin regarding the booze, most of us have had a few too many out there
You were probably listening to that rock and roll music as well
blutoyz is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #19 of 28 Old 06-07-2014
Senior Member
 
dabnis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 8,630
Thanks: 2
Thanked 116 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Nice title, very descriptive.

Paul T
dabnis is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #20 of 28 Old 06-07-2014 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 638
Thanks: 35
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew65 View Post
Yup, that story has all the ingredients of busting your cherry.

booze, your jib 100% up, disorientation, ignoring warning signs, softly sliding your hull into a slit of river, getting stuck then gunning your engine in forward and in reverse, having a long night, and then work the next day.

Ain't mis-spent youth and sailing great!

Don't worry, your boat still loves you.
Well my jib was not up by that time.
abrahamx is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UPDATED: Sailboat Ran Aground - Patch.com NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-09-2012 11:30 AM
Investigation report: Aegean ran aground - Daily Pilot NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-16-2012 01:50 PM
Rough Day Sailing Today - Ran Aground :( A few questions. synapse General Discussion (sailing related) 8 10-17-2011 04:10 PM
Ran aground on Saturday dhays General Discussion (sailing related) 17 05-10-2011 09:03 PM
Ran aground .. advice? CaseyJones General Discussion (sailing related) 20 09-20-2007 08:52 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome