Smoke on the Water - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 1 Day Ago Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: BC coast
Posts: 195
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water.
Came across from SSI to Vancouver today. and experienced something new to me. Poor Visibility due to smoke. Didn't realize what it was at first. A light dusting of ash on the boat and a definite burning smell. Visibility was still a couple of miles so not a big deal but interesting

So notch up a new one for experience.
Uricanejack is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 17 Hours Ago
Just another Moderator
Faster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,521
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Smoke on the Water

We woke to a heavy dusting of ash near Gibsons yesterday and thick smoke. Had a quick sail back to Vancouver in limited visibility but a good breeze with surprisingly flat seas considering how long the winds been up.

Still thick this morning in False Creek. Odd smelling like a campfire in the middle of the city.

Nearly 200 forest fires in BC, several fairly nearby. A bit scary with no end in sight to the heat and no rain expected either.


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)

Last edited by Faster; 17 Hours Ago at 10:03 AM.
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 17 Hours Ago
Over Hill Sailing Club
smurphny's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 3,325
Thanks: 78
Thanked 94 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Smoke on the Water

Once, sailing along the south, ocean coast of LI, I was almost choked by heavy smoke from brush fires out on the East End. Pretty weird.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
smurphny is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
$10 DIY smoke alarm AND high water alarm MedSailor General Discussion (sailing related) 15 11-02-2014 01:29 PM
Smoke on the Water GaiaOrion Diesel 8 09-12-2012 09:15 PM
Congressional Cup sailing races like smoke on the water NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-29-2012 02:20 PM
Black smoke and black water bruceyp Gear & Maintenance 25 08-04-2008 12:00 PM
Smoke on the Water - Yanmar Question DrB Gear & Maintenance 7 09-04-2007 05:31 PM

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