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06-30-2015 07:20 PM
Re: FlyingPig story

Hi, y'all,

I was wandering around trying to find the ad I put up earlier this afternoon, the item having sold, and I tripped on this.

Tripped is right - what a trip!

Anyone who's been on our log's mailing list knows we rebuilt the inside and did some more stuff on the outside, after our return to St. Pete, and then went about cruising again.

A second major refit, not the result of any injury to boat or person, happened recently, and Flying Pig is better than ever.

We did, indeed, get right back on the horse.

But, in the meantime, as I see the thread migrated mostly toward seasickness, we have found that Stugeron, or Cinnazarine, available OTC in all the UK-related countries and perhaps all over the world, other than the US, is amazing.

Non-drowsy, nor vision affecting, Lydia takes one the night before we go, and one a day or so for the first three days, after which she's pretty much over it.

Thanks for the kind words so many years ago.

If you're not up to date, and are interested, click on my yahoo log link in my signature block below, and, for that matter, see what's happened aboard - lots of changes and improvements - since then, too, in the gallery link.



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03-09-2007 12:03 PM
Cruisingdad Other than the noise, it is not the PWC that drive me crazy. Their wake is small. IT IS THE 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR HATTERAS OR HALF MILLION DOLLAR SEA RAY DRIVEN BY PEOPLE THAT HAVE NEVER HAD A BOAT BEFORE. They come by at a half plane. They cannot see what is in front of them. They will blow by you (only a few feet away) in a no wake zone or down the ICW. Very few show courtesy. I don't know where the rest of the readers reside, but in S Florida, it is Sea Ray and Hatteras heaven. I cannot even imagine the multi-millions of dollars going down the ICW in any given hour.

You will see some of my stuff in Latts & Atts on this. Ruined my day once.
03-09-2007 01:58 AM
sailingdog Ouch... but in many cases, those same PWC riders are doing things like wake jumping... and just asking to get nailed... i've spent enough time on the water to know that you really don't have to go looking for trouble... it will find you often enough without any help from you.
03-08-2007 11:14 PM
soul searcher I probably shouldn't admit this but I caught a pwc once or I should say my highly skilled highly paid crew did.
They forgot to bring in the lure coming home one day and just before we got to the bouy evey body started yelling By the time I got everyting pulled back
we had already snatched the afore mentioned wake jumper off his ride and the hook out of him THAT HAD TO HURT. Good thing I hadn,t made it into the pass yet I'd had some esplainin to do. thank God it didnt cut his head off 100 pound mono is pretty unforgiving. turned out just went in and tore out left nice little hole in his arm. I wanted to hang the ski up at the dock and get our picture made with it but he wouldn't let us.
03-08-2007 08:56 PM
T34C I learned with the PWC that a potato gun works pretty good too!!
03-08-2007 08:07 PM
sailingdog BTW, a video camera is always useful when they go by... they are liable for damage caused by their wake, especially in a no wake zone...and a video of them going by with a huge wake is a good way to get the local water police to do something about it....
03-08-2007 07:29 PM
soul searcher Thats way worse because Its A.. hole produced and completely rude. and it catches you off guard. They do that in the pass here all the time. If your in that big a hurry to get into the gulf you need to get your sorry Arse out of bed earlier in the mornig. big bucks and no brains
03-08-2007 05:52 PM
sailingdog CD- That's where you need the laser guided surface-to-surface missles... Them and PWCs...
03-08-2007 04:22 PM
Cruisingdad Soulsearcher,

Never been in seas that big. I will tell you that I have been anchored off the ICW (in a no wake zone) when sport fishers come whizing right beside you on a half plane! It will take you out of the bunk!!!! Does that count!????? (Smile)
03-08-2007 04:14 PM
soul searcher
- WHAT IS YOUR THRESHOLD! You need to know
I don't know were mine is. all Ive ever done is work on boats. and I've been in really rough seas several times 25 ft maybe 30+, 40 to fifty on the rigs Ive worked on. I don't know if I would be here today. Wave height and fish size seem to go hand and hand with a lot of people.
I have now doubt that Mr. gainer saw 40+ waves. but outside of being in a bad north easter in the north Atlantic or a hurricane or a north wester in the pacific north west most people probably wont see waves 40 feet tall . I have some good slide photos Of taking a 152 ft mini cruise ship from Oakland to Seattle, One of the worst trips I was ever on, of a bulk carrier with his bow coming out of the top of a wave while He steamed past us. that boat had bilge keels and was really cranky. Whip lash was the biggest problem We had a new deckhand on that trip that started puking before we got under the golden gate and was down for the in-tier 5 days it took us to get up to Seattle. You couldn't have bribed him out of bed with a million dollars.
When we got there and tried to drop anchor we couldn't get the anchors out of the hawes pipes we had to go over on a stage and beat them out with sledge hammers. and we were missing a few pieces of steele reinforcing on some window covers. all in all it sucked very much bad. so bad at one point off Eureka Cal. I made one of thos 120 dollar phone calls to tell the GF I was going to be a couple days late getting home.
Cd I'm with you If I ever see fifty ft Im going to need clean shorts
one thing I noticed about Skips post was right off he put the blame on decisions that were made way before the grounding.
I think that speaks well of him.
Sorry for the Ramble
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