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Old 10-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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Buoy Reminder

Would anyone know where I could buy one of there buoy reminders (it flips around and says up river on the other side)?
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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They only seem to sell through retailers and none of the retailers seem to have it.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #4
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They only seem to sell through retailers and none of the retailers seem to have it.
Sorry, all I could find. Good luck to you.
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Just make one out of a couple of chess pieces or something.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:42 PM   #7
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I made something similar just with a printout and laminator. I made up a little "graphic" using excel that has red nun on one side and a green can on the other. Below I put various vital info like water and air drafts, call sign, etc. Then I made another one just like it but with the red and green reversed. Print it out, laminate it, and you have a convenient flip-card reminder. It's worked out really well.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:45 PM   #8
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Now now Mr RTF, you know we don't boat while intoxicated!

I have seen a lot of ideas like colored paper binders or paper clips, colored electricians or duck tape, colored bells and that type of thing but I really would like something a little more professional looking....or just something like this made in China.
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Have a plastics shop make up a dozen for you. Keep a couple, sell the rest to cover your costs.

I mean your "professional" version is just three pieces of plastic and a suction cup. Not a lot to it.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:52 PM   #10
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A friend made me one with teak, a toggle switch and LEDs. Of course it has to be connected to electrical power.

I think colored electrical tape on a Popsicle stick would do the trick.
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I think someone just a week or so ago had a couple colored clothespins doing the trick.

Not to be too big of a PIA...but unless using it for an absolute newbie...I would hope most qualified helmsman have a better understanding of red/green as it's never as simple as a couple pegs near the helm.

While I understand...I also tow/unground dozens and dozens of boaters every years that didn't quite get it. Some with some pretty significant damage.
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I think someone just a week or so ago had a couple colored clothespins doing the trick.

Not to be too big of a PIA...but unless using it for an absolute newbie...I would hope most qualified helmsman have a better understanding of red/green as it's never as simple as a couple pegs near the helm.

While I understand...I also tow/unground dozens and dozens of boaters every years that didn't quite get it. Some with some pretty significant damage.
I hear ya, but for some of us it's a big help. I'm a licensed captain and have been doing this as long as anyone, but I'm also a little bit dyslexic. I find it really helpful, especially in areas where it's changing back and forth as you transit different inlets, etc.
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I know they can be help...but I think having seen people keep right on following whatever was told to them...or whatever "colored clothespin" was on the right...is a pretty big gamble with your boat.

Sometimes buoyage changes change faster than the helmsman can be updated by someone else unless they are the ones following the chart (paper or electronic).

But I'm sure like any tool. if it's applied correctly, it can be a help within reasonable limits...
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I made something similar just with a printout and laminator. I made up a little "graphic" using excel that has red nun on one side and a green can on the other. Below I put various vital info like water and air drafts, call sign, etc. Then I made another one just like it but with the red and green reversed. Print it out, laminate it, and you have a convenient flip-card reminder. It's worked out really well.
Care to show us a picture. We promise not to plagiarize. 😁

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I know they can be help...but I think having seen people keep right on following whatever was told to them...or whatever "colored clothespin" was on the right...is a pretty big gamble with your boat.

Sometimes buoyage changes change faster than the helmsman can be updated by someone else unless they are the ones following the chart (paper or electronic).

But I'm sure like any tool. if it's applied correctly, it can be a help within reasonable limits...
Yes, like many things, following blindly will only lead to trouble. I use it to record and remind me what the orientation is at any given time. When the situation changes, I flip the card as needed. Works for me, but everyone processes info differently and responds to different queues.
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Its not hard to remember Red right returning. You still have to figure out which way is returning. I find a paper chart covering the whole area(not always so on electronic turned up for detail) is what works for me.
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When the numbers are increasing...RRR...not directed at anyone...just for anyone who didn't know....
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Its not hard to remember Red right returning. You still have to figure out which way is returning. I find a paper chart covering the whole area(not always so on electronic turned up for detail) is what works for me.
Yup. Except "when easting in a Thorofare" and several other exceptions. Paper chart overview necessary.
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Here's a plagiarized, condensed version of Peter's cheat card. Just print, fold in half, trim and laminate.

Thanks, TwistedTree!!
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