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08-15-2012 11:19 AM
CapnBilll
Re: A Chat with the U.S.C.G.

When they are doing "police" duties they can be annoying, but when you are in more C*&p than you can handle, chances are they are going to be the only ones who will come and bail you out.

If I was president, I would seperate the two functions....well that and come up with a more sensible drug and immigration policy.
08-15-2012 11:02 AM
ParadiseParrot
Re: A Chat with the U.S.C.G.

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Originally Posted by Sabre66 View Post
I don't have a problem with the coasties, but the environmental police can be a pain in the @$$. They consistently sit outside our harbor at dusk and do random inspections/searches. It's one thing if it was a high risk area but it's not. Their not big on just handing out warnings either, usually it's a small fine depending on the infraction. It happens so frequently that it feels like harassment. The locals call them the "blue meanies". Fortunately they usually focus on the power boaters.
IMHO they should hand out LARGE fines till the public get's it.
At which point they should go to the unemployment line. Job done.
08-28-2008 09:13 PM
cssdengr The old saying among rescuers in the Coast Guard is:

"You have to go out--You don't have to come back".

I worked with some Coasties in DC - this was their saying when talking about lunch on Friday.
08-28-2008 02:12 AM
will1023
Volunteer on the Elissa

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Originally Posted by bwalker42 View Post
The Elissa is a historical ship that is moored in Galveston. She still goes out, I've seen her in full sail, BEAUTIFUL!!!
She is the one that escorted the newest nuclear sub into the hou ship channel....

Brenda

You can volunteer on the Elissa and earn a spot on her during one of her two annual sail trips, you would need a minimum of 60 hours time to be eligible for a guest spot, or you can go into sail trainning and learn to sail her.
05-11-2007 09:54 AM
Catalina34
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
The "Sagres", the "Eagle" and the "Tovarich" are all 3 twin boats, built in Germany By Bholm und Voss, and captured during WWII.

They were called originally Gorch Fock, now "Tovarich", Horst Vessel now "Eagle" and Albert Leo Schlagetter, now "Sagres", built in the early 1930's .

Later, after the war, the Germans had no School boats, and built the GORCH FOCK II where my biological father (not my step father) was a Sailing Instructor, until he met my mother.

So I owe my existance to these boats, thus my love for them. Specially the Sagres, that has won most of the time the awards for the best kept, maintained and organized of all tall ships in teh World. Owned by the Portuguese Navy, she sails all year round with Naval Cadets. A true embassador of my country.
Interesting story. Like Father like Son. Sagres is #1.
05-10-2007 11:37 AM
Giulietta
Quote:
Originally Posted by yotphix
Oh yeah, Sagres (#1 to me) and Eagle are the two most beautiful tall ships in the world!
The "Sagres", the "Eagle" and the "Tovarich" are all 3 twin boats, built in Germany By Bholm und Voss, and captured during WWII.

They were called originally Gorch Fock, now "Tovarich", Horst Vessel now "Eagle" and Albert Leo Schlagetter, now "Sagres", built in the early 1930's .

Later, after the war, the Germans had no School boats, and built the GORCH FOCK II where my biological father (not my step father) was a Sailing Instructor, until he met my mother.

So I owe my existance to these boats, thus my love for them. Specially the Sagres, that has won most of the time the awards for the best kept, maintained and organized of all tall ships in teh World. Owned by the Portuguese Navy, she sails all year round with Naval Cadets. A true embassador of my country.
05-10-2007 11:22 AM
XTR I respect the coasties for the SAR role, the ones that have been doing interdiction are the ones that seem to have the gung-ho wannabe cop attitude that I can do without, and I'm also with the poster above re: grouper troopers and rabbit sheriffs. I've been stopped 3 times in a summer by the same guys to do safety inspections. They are out there to generate revenue, just like the Ga State Patrol on I95, write tickets, get $$.

My family has lived on the GA coast since 1754. I've got stories, and none of them particularly favorable, so I'll keep them to my self.
05-10-2007 10:47 AM
Cruisingdad Cam,

That pisses me off and I was not even there. There is no excuse for that. None at all. I would have made such a stink of that on the national news that they would be looking for a new consulate.

Bastards (excuse my language young eyes, but there is no other word for it).

- CD
05-10-2007 12:49 AM
yotphix Oh yeah, Sagres (#1 to me) and Eagle are the two most beautiful tall ships in the world!
05-10-2007 12:48 AM
yotphix It would seem to me that it is only bad news when the coasties come around if you are doing something you shouldn't be doing. I've been boarded and inspected, had very powerful searchlights shone on me by helicopters in the night, randomly inspected and I have to say that every coastie I have dealt with has been polite, professional and I always thank them for doing what they do. I hope never to need there help, and as a professional mariner I do everything I can to ensure that, but if that day ever comes, it's good to know that they are there!
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