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post #11 of Old 10-17-2007
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I found the article and comments very interesting and helpful. Thank you for all of the information.
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Useless junk removed and new junk inserted cause its my job.

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Sometimes all those means of hailing a bridge-tender, as mention above, still won't work. Once we were traveling north of Daytona early in the morning and could not raise the operator of the Seabreeze Bridge (now replaced with a 65' fixed bridge). Fortunately, we were able to call out to a morning jogger and convince him to knock on the tender's door and wake him for us. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Has anyone ever considered a cherry bomb and a slingshot ? It sure is a rude way to wake up a sleeping bridge tender but it is certainly effective.
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Can you still legally buy cherrybombs ANYWHERE in the US anymore? I thought everything larger than plain firecrackers had been banned long ago.
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How do you get 80 ft of mast under a 65 ft bridge?

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Hang tender off the boom, secure fore and aft, fill with water untill your boat lists and puts the rail almost in the water (make sure all ports are shut tight), if possible, have a spotter on the bridge with radio, you can measure the hight of the mast using a line from the top of the mast to the water. I'm sure you already have a view of those. steer close to side of the bridge away from the tender. You can practice at anchor. Let the bridge tender know what you are up to before heading under.
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Not all bridge operators are polite, and courteous. I had to have an extended on air "discussion" with a bridge operator that that insisted my boat, (with 20' flybridge) could fit under a 15' bridge if I removed the bimini, and all antennas, (and I guess my flybridge TOO). Then insisted I was going over no wake speed, (I was going 5 kts), so I slowed to 4kts, He then yelled at me for "taking too long".

The bridge has since been removed, so maybe he was upset at losing job?

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