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Old 12-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Anybody ever hire a satalite pix of their boat??

Anybody ever find a picture of their boat on Google or Bing maps? I found mine today. I was fairly surprised tho I guess I shouldn't be. Big Brother is definataly watching. Feel free to pan out, and north and south for a tour of the Upper Mississippi. This is mile 487 approximately Bettendorf Iowa This picture was taken in about August 2011. Mine is the boat in the middle.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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No, but Google maps photographed me unloading my Ford Explorer in the parking lot for K dock at the Vallejo Marina.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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Anybody ever find a picture of their boat on Google or Bing maps?
Yes. Our boat is in its slip. The satellite photo is quite old, at least a year and a half. The docks are the old ones that were replaced over last winter, the boat pictured next to us has been gone since the early part of last summer.

The new docks are now in and populated.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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That's pretty cool. In my boat pix, My old Jag is parked at the bottom of the steps over the levee. I was at the boat. I can't tell If I'm standing on the flybridge, maybe... I told the admiral I see her standing in the cockpit, but I'm not sure of that either.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Mine is in smugglers cove on on the SE of Santa Cruz island island in So Cal. Well a paranimeo up-loaded picture of in that location at least.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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Out in the hinterlands, Google maps isn't as hi-def as in more populated areas. Still, I can find my boat in our marina.. farthest out on "D" dock, 4th from the left. Now you know why I got the damage from north winds in Irene last year.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #7
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Anybody ever find a picture of their boat on Google or Bing maps? I found mine today. I was fairly surprised tho I guess I shouldn't be. Big Brother is definataly watching. Feel free to pan out, and north and south for a tour of the Upper Mississippi. This is mile 487 approximately Bettendorf Iowa This picture was taken in about August 2011. Mine is the boat in the middle.

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Craig, what colour is/was your jag, and which finger are you in the middle of - the boat that is...?

The resolution in our part of the world is not so good either, but here is our marina. My boat is the 6th in from the right (land) end of the finger nearest the sheds/travel lift, but the side furthest away. Too small for detail, sorry.
The marina got some unwanted publicity just last night, with a massive fire occurring in the dry stacking sheds to the top left of the picture. Many boats were burnt too far to repair - most others saved but with smoke damage - not good.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:25 AM   #9
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Craig, what colour is/was your jag, and which finger are you in the middle of - the boat that is...?

The resolution in our part of the world is not so good either, but here is our marina. My boat is the 6th in from the right (land) end of the finger nearest the sheds/travel lift, but the side furthest away. Too small for detail, sorry.
The marina got some unwanted publicity just last night, with a massive fire occurring in the dry stacking sheds to the top left of the picture.
Glad to hear Lotus is unharmed, too bad for the dry stack boat owners.The fire guys did well to control the fire and limit the damage.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:30 AM   #10
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Out in the hinterlands, Google maps isn't as hi-def as in more populated areas. Still, I can find my boat in our marina.. farthest out on "D" dock, 4th from the left. Now you know why I got the damage from north winds in Irene last year.
Al are you on or near Blounts Creek?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=Peter B;118847]Craig, what colour is/was your jag, and which finger are you in the middle of - the boat that is...?

Peter,

Glad to hear you stayed out of the fire. Boats burn hot, and they get packed together like cord wood. Scary thought.

My boat is third from shore on the farthest dock to the right. It comes up in the middle of the image at least on my 11" Netbook. My Jag was silver. If you pan the image to the left and up, It is the second car from the left. Parked facing the river.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:34 AM   #12
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Al are you on or near Blounts Creek?
We're about 5 miles west of Blounts Bay/Blounts Creek, also on the south side of the Pamlico River. The sat photo's of Cypress Landing Marina.
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We're about 5 miles west of Blounts Bay/Blounts Creek, also on the south side of the Pamlico River. The sat photo's of Cypress Landing Marina.
Back in the 70s I did a home for the Pepsi bottler from Kinston on Blounts Creek. It had a pagoda roof with cedar shakes on it. Easily recognizable if you have been in there. I had friends with a house on the North side of the Pamlico across from Texas Gulf Sulphur near Arrora. Also had a neighbor with a home on Bath Creek. We had a lot of fun in that area.
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I'm going to combine 2 threads. Here is a sat. photo of my boat but over 4 miles up. Haha

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #15
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How cool is that. I remember that day, the big boat next to me, a defever 44 was on his way to Mexico for two years with a reluctant admiral. Wonder if they made it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #16
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This is what we look like in Google Maps. The first photo shows Mare Island Strait (Napa River) which empties into Carquinez Strait. Mare Island is on the west and City of Vallejo on the east. Our marina, barely visible, is centered. The second photo has Mahalo Moi centered. Mark's Carquinez Coot arrived after this image was published.
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Oh yea... I look for our boat all the time. We just had a new photo of our New Bern marina put up last year with our boat in her new slip.

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Google is using airplanes now to provide urban areas with higher details. You'll have to be careful soon... they'll be catching folks peeing over the side.

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My Jag was silver.... second car from the left. Parked facing the river.
A missed opportunity to push it in?? Random thought of an ex-Jag owner.
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The image for my boat slip was taken on 07/03/10. Nothing but any empty slip.

You all need to take your boats out more often.

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