A phone call you don't want to receive - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree21Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 06-12-2014
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 3,649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 130 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
So, somebody just called the USCG and claimed they saw a boat with the name "Auspicious" somewhere on it, and the USCG magically decided you must have the only boat with that name in the entire world? No further description or anything warranted?
There are three I see that look like recreational sailboats that could have hit the bridge. My experience so far with the USCG has been very positive - they clearly wanted to make sure everyone is okay.

MD NRP is doing follow-up, probably because there was damage to the bridge.

Everyone has been very polite and other than a few minutes of my time there has been no intrusiveness.

If someone called about an incident and there was no follow-up at all what would you think?
JimMcGee likes this.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 06-12-2014
TakeFive's Avatar
Proud "picnic sailor"
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 2,760
Thanks: 6
Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 6
TakeFive will become famous soon enough
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
So, somebody just called the USCG and claimed they saw a boat with the name "Auspicious" somewhere on it, and the USCG magically decided you must have the only boat with that name in the entire world? No further description or anything warranted?

Or maybe they called all eight documented vessels names "Auspicious" and tried to see who'd blush and cry?
Gee, maybe it's possible that they're trying to help someone by letting them know their boat is in distress. Does everything have to be a conspiracy?
christian.hess likes this.
__________________

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

Formerly posted as "RhythmDoctor"
1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 06-12-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 962
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 9
aa3jy is on a distinguished road
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Rt 50 (Fixed Bridge) @ Kent Narrows...really! That's 75 feet vertical clearance at center span... Mighty big vessel....

They're not talking about the Basquel bridge with the span up? Now that would be easy to hit one of the hanging lights if one isn't correcting for the swift current under the open span..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 06-12-2014
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 3,034
Thanks: 1
Thanked 60 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 6
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Wow, MY blood pressure jumped, reading this. What a shocker.
__________________
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 06-12-2014
Old enough to know better
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 2,339
Thanks: 18
Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts
Rep Power: 9
miatapaul is on a distinguished road
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Quote:
Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
Gee, maybe it's possible that they're trying to help someone by letting them know their boat is in distress. Does everything have to be a conspiracy?
Well there is at least one whole network channel that lives off of inventing conspiracies, so yes it has to be. Well I will add my conspiracy: I think it has to do with your restaurant reviews, it is obviously retribution for a bad review!


Glad to hear your boat is ok, and was not involved. I for one am happy to hear that they are following up on it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 06-12-2014
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 3,649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 130 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Quote:
Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
Rt 50 (Fixed Bridge) @ Kent Narrows...really! That's 75 feet vertical clearance at center span... Mighty big vessel....
I was told the boat hit the center lights. Low steel is 65 ft, center is 75 but the lights hang down about 5 feet. Can't be my boat as my mast is 62, tricolor tops at 63, and even the VHF antenna is just under 65'. There are a goodly number of boats around here with sticks that high but not many shallow enough to make it through Kent Narrows.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 06-12-2014
MedSailor's Avatar
Closet Powerboater
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 2,954
Thanks: 162
Thanked 74 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 7
MedSailor is on a distinguished road
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

The other part of this story, is that SOMEBODY likely fouled their foulies when their stick hit the bridge!!

MedSailor
Rhapsody-NS27 likes this.
__________________

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


I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 06-12-2014
christian.hess's Avatar
"Nubile Southern Sailor"
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,353
Thanks: 169
Thanked 173 Times in 169 Posts
Rep Power: 2
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

btdt
__________________
Islander 36 now FOR SALE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 06-12-2014
gamayun's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 476
Thanks: 14
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 6
gamayun is on a distinguished road
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Quote:
Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
There are three I see that look like recreational sailboats that could have hit the bridge. My experience so far with the USCG has been very positive - they clearly wanted to make sure everyone is okay.

MD NRP is doing follow-up, probably because there was damage to the bridge.

Everyone has been very polite and other than a few minutes of my time there has been no intrusiveness.

If someone called about an incident and there was no follow-up at all what would you think?
This is a nice outlook and you have a great attitude about everything that happened. I'm really glad it wasn't your boat. That's definitely near the top of the list of late night calls no one should get.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 06-13-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 962
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 9
aa3jy is on a distinguished road
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

High tide was around 3:31pm on the day in question with a height of about 1/2 foot..so IHOP high tide didn't reach MHW as measured by the USCG at the Rt 50 (fixed bridge)...so if the vessel that hit the center span bridge light must have been very close,if not, exceeded the 75 ft vertical clearance...

Charted Bridge Clearances

..just a matter of elimination of vessels with this air draft and water draft capable of navigating the 7 ft depths of the north channel at that particular time of day... I also suspect that the vessel in question may have picked up fuel at either Piney Narrows or Red Eyes waiting for the next opening for the Basquel bridge...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Check into USA with phone call? mirador51 General Discussion (sailing related) 13 04-09-2012 02:43 PM
OT - Phone call to my Dad... skipgundlach General Discussion (sailing related) 7 10-04-2011 10:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.