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11-30-2012 06:27 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

"I tried to sail under the bridge but the bridge tender left me hanging."
11-30-2012 05:17 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

weres that bridge i need to go there to haul out my boat. i could get a nice clean bottom and even paint it when its up there. thats the cheapest haul out ever.
11-28-2012 09:39 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

Today I learned you can pick up an entire boat by the mast.
11-28-2012 08:58 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

I read the post on the Catalina forum. I'm wondering how the people who were on-board got off of the boat before it fell. Does anybody know?
11-28-2012 05:03 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

I've been looking for an alternative to getting screwed by the boat yards.
11-28-2012 04:46 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

Last time I was going through the Ortega Landing Bridge I could not get a response from the controller either. I ended up motoring right up to the bridge and having to do circles until the guy finally sees me and hits the buzzer. Im just cuttin circles on CH. 9 like wtf?

Its funny though because I think I usually have the same operator since I go sailing the same times usually. Anyway I single hand most times and since its illegal to go under a bridge under sail I always motor about 200 yards from the bridge then scurry aROUND lowering my sails to motor through.
Well every time I do this once I clear the other side about 100 yards I leave the tiller and start raising sails. Well I always sort of turn around like im getting pushed back under the bridge bc no one is holding the tilller and I swear everytime the guy hits the alarm like I am about to crash into the bridge. Everytime I re-raise my sails and hop back in the ****-pit and correct my course and listen to the buzzer stop.

I bet that guy curses me every time but its funny because he probably thinks im a moron about to crash his boat into the draw bridge. Every time I just look back as I start to sail away and laugh. But its cool though, at least he calls me "cap'n."
11-28-2012 03:59 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

Originally Posted by azguy View Post
Funny pictures, I saw these a few weeks ago on another site. I think the boats owner posted them.

Shows you anything can happen at any time...
Yeah, Tom let a friend of his use the boat:

Association Forum - New haul-out method
11-28-2012 03:45 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

I hate it when that happens!
11-28-2012 03:39 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

I've always heard that each shroud and stay should be able to hold the boat's entire displacement.
11-28-2012 03:07 PM
Re: Bridge one, sailboat zero

Nice, if you could maneuver a dinghy under the boat, that would be a good way to clean the bottom.
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