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07-14-2013 05:37 PM
capta
Re: harrowing story

Boating really is a great example of Darwinism in action, isn't it?
But I guess, in today's modern, civilized society we can't just let nature take is course, can we?
07-13-2013 11:48 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: harrowing story

Even minimal flare kit might have summoned help. These folks had no business being on the water, with kids no less.
07-12-2013 02:48 PM
bannister
Re: harrowing story

First, glad all survived and commend the captain for his swim. I was out that evening as helmsman on sailboat. Saw storm approaching and suggested run for shelter on western shore, which was overridden by owner. Weather was severe and when it hit twenty minutes later it was too late for reassessment. We had no injuries or equipment failures but, it was not a safe situation even on 34' with full keel.

If you see it coming, respect mother nature and if possible seek shelter. Radio, with weather alerts is a must. Good news is a carolina skiff will stay afloat and staying with the boat, always the proper choice.

Thanks to the rescuers for job well done.
07-12-2013 09:27 AM
joethecobbler
Re: harrowing story

I'm touch pad challenged.big thumb and tiny keyboard
I get tuckered out and can't focus on the itty- Bitty cell phone
screen!
07-12-2013 09:17 AM
krisscross
Re: harrowing story

Quote:
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Are you sure there are no other factors other than poor judgement that came into play?
No, I'm not sure. But I know that area to some extent, I know that type of boat, and I would not have packed 5 people including a 3 year old on it knowing that we can run into a storm on our fishing trip. I would have taken my radio (seriously, what were they thinking?) and I would have brought the skiff to shore seeing the approaching storm. So based on what I do know about that case, I chalk it down to lack of prudence on the part of the skipper. Of course, that is just an opinion based on limited information.
07-12-2013 02:47 AM
poopdeckpappy
Re: harrowing story

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Originally Posted by Plumbean View Post
Your. Posts. Would, Be; More. Effective!@ if, worked on. your; punctuation, you did.

;-)
I think he may need to fine tune his Dragon Speech Recognition Software
07-12-2013 02:01 AM
northoceanbeach
Re: harrowing story

There's an administrator? I thought that was Jeff h. Anyways. Interesting story.
07-12-2013 12:13 AM
T37Chef
Re: harrowing story

he's just saying that cause I give him a hard time all the time about it
07-11-2013 11:47 PM
Plumbean
Re: harrowing story

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Punctuation doesn't change the content of Joes posts. Lighten up, we aren't in English class.
Missed the ;-) I guess? It was light to begin with.
07-11-2013 11:08 PM
chef2sail
Re: harrowing story

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plumbean View Post
Your. Posts. Would, Be; More. Effective!@ if, worked on. your; punctuation, you did.

;-)
Punctuation doesn't change the content of Joes posts. Lighten up, we aren't in English class.
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