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Old 08-19-2015, 10:45 AM   #41
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This might have been my distraction??? And the ego never really took a hit....no one noticed...

Our next topic, taking selfies while driving large boats on plane...upside down...no clue why that turned out that way....
Oh..I assumed you took that while in Australia.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:45 AM   #42
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What is the old saying about pride and the fall?
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:52 AM   #43
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No worries John, when I was going into CHS last year, as I got close to the marina I turned the wheel and nothing happen. Current was pretty strong and I didn't have much time. So as I started to panic I finally remembered I forgot to turn the auto-pilot off.
Haven't all with hydraulic steering already done this?
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:13 PM   #44
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I am amazed you could get a boat the size of yours in there. I came by Saturday about 2:00 as the storm chased us off the Bay and it was packed. I certainly know what you mean by being on stage.
By the way, where is Turtle Club & Sam's? I'm looking for dining options.

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Turtle Club is on NASA Pkwy just past Lakewood YC. There's a boat broker in the same parking lot. Are you talking about Sam's Boat? That's in the building behind where the WM on NASA Pkwy used to be.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:14 PM   #45
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I am amazed you could get a boat the size of yours in there. I came by Saturday about 2:00 as the storm chased us off the Bay and it was packed. I certainly know what you mean by being on stage.
By the way, where is Turtle Club & Sam's? I'm looking for dining options.

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I would not consider the Turtle Club a fine dining establishment by any stretch. In fact, on most days, they do not even serve food. Only on Wed. and Thurs. Wed. is Steak Night where you pay about $8 and cook your steak(provided you by the Turtle) and have all the trimmings provided. Thursday is Pork Chop Night. The owner prides himself in his ability to make a good chop and it shows. I would recommend it. Otherwise the Turtle is a smoky bar. It is floating so we call it the "Turtle Boat". But I haven't been in a while and sadly, it is past its peak.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #46
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I would not consider the Turtle Club a fine dining establishment by any stretch. In fact, on most days, they do not even serve food. Only on Wed. and Thurs. Wed. is Steak Night where you pay about $8 and cook your steak(provided you by the Turtle) and have all the trimmings provided. Thursday is Pork Chop Night. The owner prides himself in his ability to make a good chop and it shows. I would recommend it. Otherwise the Turtle is a smoky bar. It is floating so we call it the "Turtle Boat". But I haven't been in a while and sadly, it is past its peak.

Dang Baker, sounds like my kinda place.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:24 PM   #47
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Dang Baker, sounds like my kinda place.
We have had many a good times there over the years. It is still a lot of fun on certain nights...like Xmas Boat Parade. Also they do some free bar food and half price beer During the Texans games. Kinda hard to beat if you are sitting around looking for a place to watch some football.
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Thanks, that description of Turtle Club seems to describe a building w/ Cabo above the door.

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Old 08-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #49
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Thanks, that description of Turtle Club seems to describe a building w/ Cabo above the door.

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Cabo is across the way. Cabo is "relatively" new and a place I always forget about when talking about places accessible by water. Cabo actually has pretty decent food. It will be rocking and crowded on a weekend night...and the crowd is farely young...20-40s. Again, this is not a place that people go to...to dine. It is a night club. But I will admit, food is above average and if you are out during the day on the boat and looking for a place for a decent meal by boat, not a bad choice. And they do have daily specials. I just don't go there enough to know them. No fault of theirs...fault of mine.
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What could I do to prevent this in the future??? Maybe a conscious "exercising" of the throttles and note a response on the tachs??? Dunno.
Someone may have mentioned this but I'm not going to read through it all. On larger boats we always shift each engine through both fwd and reverse gears to make sure that they are not only running but shifting properly before we untie. I always check my thrusters as well.

It's a good habit to get in no matter what size boat you run.
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Thanks, that description of Turtle Club seems to describe a building w/ Cabo above the door.

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We lived across the street for a couple of years and the Turtle Club always looked like it should be condemned and torn down. This was back in '06 or '07. I didn't realize they were still in business.

We like Boondoggles, a little further down the road. Good burgers and pizzas.

I guess this thread is creeping somewhat.
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I have never owned a twin screw boat so I always use a spring line to "get off" in tight quarters or in adverse wind or current, even single handed. If I ever got a twin screw boat, I would, in all likelihood, continue doing so partially out of habit but partially b/c it is such a controlled way to maneuver.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:49 PM   #53
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What could I do to prevent this in the future??? Maybe a conscious "exercising" of the throttles and note a response on the tachs??? Dunno.
Just look at the tachs. That's all.
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Thanks Bob, I finally found these places on google maps.
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What is the old saying about pride and the fall?
Or: "Confession - good for the soul, less so for the reputation."
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Or: "Confession - good for the soul, less so for the reputation."
Wifey B: I thought it was going to be something naughty. Darn.
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Having the boat not respond as it normally does is always a shock.

It occurred to me recently after repowering with a new RH rotating engine. I still had a LH prop, and thought, - no problem; I'll just operate the shifter in reverse for a test run.

Almost was a big problem when I had to make a quick manoeuvre in the lock.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:34 AM   #58
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Having the boat not respond as it normally does is always a shock.

It occurred to me recently after repowering with a new RH rotating engine. I still had a LH prop, and thought, - no problem; I'll just operate the shifter in reverse for a test run.

Almost was a big problem when I had to make a quick manoeuvre in the lock.
30 years or so ago there was a runabout sold on a lake I frequented. The family was so excited. They immediately hit the water. The dealer decided to call and ask how it was going. The buyer said, "Oh absolutely wonderful. We love the boat. It did take a bit to get use to the steering but everything perfect." The dealer asked, "Get use to the steering?" to hear this shocking response, "Yes, that it turns the opposite, you turn it right to go left and left to go right." The dealer immediately knew it had been rigged backwards and told him not to use it anymore like that, to stop immediately where they were. He said he'd send a ride for them and a tow for the boat. The buyer adamantly refused, insisting they didn't want to miss any boating and that he'd bring it in that night, but they were having too much fun. Again the dealer emphasized it was unsafe and should not be driven anymore.

Well, I'm sure the rest comes as no big surprise. About an hour later, the boat was going under a bridge in a heavily trafficked area. He made a quick turn to center himself, but then right was left and left was right and into the bridge he turned. Fortunately no one seriously hurt, but boat sank in about 120'.

Fortunately for the dealer he had told him to not use it any more and the owner made that clear as well, taking full blame himself. Had the dealer never made the phone call he did to check on things, then it would have been his liability.
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