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Re: interesting rescue worth discussing

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Maybe CG chose to tow because something smelled fishy and they wanted the vessel to be available to any possible investigation?
These are *news articles*, ergo - information in these is highly unreliable. It is quite possible that they were towed by commercial towing vessels on behalf of CG, which is something that wouldn't be noted by a layman newswriter who, likely, has little experience in these matters. Most articles do not specifically say that USCG did the towing.

I wouldn't take news articles, especially about relatively recent events, as facts - they are at most vague general descriptions.
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First, the boat looks to be quite a bit bigger than 49' - compare it to the 47' CG vessel. News articles give varying values, from 45 to 49 - but to me it looks to be at least 60' or so, especially with the bowsprit.

Secondly, note the bowsprit and check out this wonderful piece of cinematography: The Devil's Slander: In search of the Dirty Blonde Mermaid! - YouTube
According to the description on YouTube, it is 65' long.

It was painful to watch the owner attempt to dog the generator locker. Righty, tighty, lefty loosey...
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According to the description on YouTube, it is 65' long.
Well, it wouldn't be the only type of object where official measurements differ from those stated by the proprietor. "It shrunk"
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The video exudes the sort of cocky ignorance that I've learned to be wary of. Did he call fenders buoys? Where's the bedroom, dude? And that "winch" looked a lot like a windlass to me.

But, hey, he's got a "dirty blond" mermaid statue thingy on the front.
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Thought 1: Yowzers! That is an ugly boat!

Thought 2: No reason to call for help. That boat ain't sinkin'. The sea don't want her.
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The video exudes the sort of cocky ignorance that I've learned to be wary of.
Hey, look how far cocky ignorance has gotten me!
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Re: interesting rescue worth discussing

"We have a dedicated cabinet in the salon with just about every water plug thing you can think of. "
One day on the jackstands, I ran out of things on the "Solo ToDo List". As opposed to the stuff that needs at least three hands to get done. And actually drilled a hole and ran a cord in each plug, and hung it on a throughhull. And quickly found out the "assorted" bag just doesn't cut it, made another ToDo to buy another bag of plugs.
Now, lacking a drill press onboard, I found myself asking, if those damn plugs are supposed to be tied off to each throughhull that might need them, how come no one is kind enough to just drill the damned holes before they sell them? So I'd have less sawdust to clean off the boat?

If the batteries were the usual unsealed, and water came over the tops and got into at least one. Or if that floating ice cream parlor has a gasoline engine. Or whatever got a good dose of saltwater...Sure, the electrics could go dead. Don't they always find a way to go dead at the least convenient time? When something goes dead at a CONVENIENT time, i.e. while you're still on the mooring, make sure to THANK IT for that consideration.

Well, I give them credit for taking that thing offshore in good weather, anyhow. I suspect the owners know it has some limits.
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Well, I give them credit for taking that thing offshore in good weather, anyhow. I suspect the owners know it has some limits.
After watching that video above, I'd be surprised if the owners know it has some sails.
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Hey, look how far cocky ignorance has gotten me!
and why do you think I'm so wary of you?
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Re: interesting rescue worth discussing

While in hell is there a curl bar on deck??? That thing would go flying everywhere and destroy something pretty quickly! Idiots.......
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