SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > I'm in the club!
 Not a Member? 


Thread: I'm in the club! Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
09-08-2008 06:44 PM
scottbr Thankfully, that's a club I've yet to join.... touch wood or rock.

We went up to Killarney and back this summer and I monitered 3 different Mayday calls for people abandoning their vessel after hitting rocks. We also witnessed the aftermath of one of the groundings with a large salvage boat towing a 36 ft. powerboat with several gas pumps on the deck pumping water out of the inside to keep it afloat. Funny that all three were large powerboats, although I saw a 36' sailboat last year in the same situation strapped to the side of a barge in Penetang Harbour and another sailboat this year sunk near Byng Inlet.
09-08-2008 11:52 AM
flyingwelshman
I'm in the club!

I've been told that if you haven't hit a rock you haven't sailed in Georgian Bay.
Well, I'm proud to say, this is my second season sailing in Georgian Bay and yesterday it became official.
I was slowly motoring into Lost Bay. I was hugging the shore and getting ready to turn into the wind to drop my anchor. My depth gauge was showing 8.2 feet. I was going at less than half a knot.
Suddenly the boat stopped dead. There was a slight lurch, but no ominous grinding, cracking or other bad noises. My crew was in the pulpit ready to lower the anchor. He said casually, "Hey, I can see the bottom."
I immediately put the motor into neutral. We were definitely sitting on the keel. Luckily I have a shoal draft.
I started to consider all of the courses of action: rigging blocks and tackles on shore to pull the boat off; off loading stuff to lighten the boat; swinging the boom over and hanging on the end; etc. After about half a second of pondering I thought I would try to slowly reverse off the bottom.
I eased the shifter back and the boat moved gently back and began floating free. Again no tearing sounds of rending fiberglass. No geysers spouting up through the deck. I think I got off lucky and unscathed.
Next weekend I will take a dive under the boat to make sure there is no damage. I'm very confident that there will be none.
So, lesson learned: more diligence when navigating close to shore.
So, now I'm in the club. I just hope that's the only meeting I have to attend....

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:46 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.