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Old 05-07-2014, 09:53 AM   #41
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Calm down Capt. Bill or you become the a-hole here.
Yeah you're right, what was I thinking. Purposely trying to further embarrass some one when they are in the middle of an already embarrassing situation is a perfectly reasonable thing to suggest.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:00 AM   #42
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Although not a perfect science, the best odds of not running aground is to follow a decent size sailboat. Oops, I can't believe I said that.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:16 AM   #43
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Although not a perfect science, the best odds of not running aground is to follow a decent size sailboat. Oops, I can't believe I said that.
Best odds is to rent a slip at a very deep marina and never move the boat.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #44
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The captain could have asked all the fat people to go tot he stern so it raises the bow......just say'n. Seems to work on tiny boats.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:25 AM   #45
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Yeah you're right, what was I thinking. Purposely trying to further embarrass some one when they are in the middle of an already embarrassing situation is a perfectly reasonable thing to suggest.
Sooo, tell me Capt.Bill - You know if the captain of the grounded boat is on TF? He may be - but I doubt it! Anyway... sht happens - in more ways than one!
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:27 AM   #46
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The captain could have asked all the fat people to go tot he stern so it raises the bow......just say'n. Seems to work on tiny boats.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:32 AM   #47
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The logical progression from post #'s 42 and 43 is not to get a boat at all. NOT HAPPENING! I'll take my chances. I also forgot, I had a soft grounding going north somewhere around Daytona. That time I was NOT paying attention. The boat simply slowed to a stop.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:35 AM   #48
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Sooo, tell me Capt.Bill - You know if the captain of the grounded boat is on TF? He may be - but I doubt it! Anyway... sht happens - in more ways than one!
I have no idea if he/she is on TF. The suggestion was to "call" them. I took that to mean on the radio at the time it was happening. Perhaps I misread it and you meant on the phone after the fact. Not call them out in TF.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:48 AM   #49
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"Capt.Bill - Wrong side of bed today?"

No

"Sorry, I don't mean to assault your"

You didn't. I'm just not a big fan of kicking people when they are down. Or in the middle of kicking themselves.

"beware... much of what I fun about is spot-on!"

Anything is possible.

" BTW my mind seldom stops working!"

Well that is obvious.

"You or anyone else can poke fun at me too, or you can say what you like about me."

Same here.

" simply love to debate!"

I've been told I fall into that category too.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:00 AM   #50
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"Capt.Bill - Wrong side of bed today?"

No

"Sorry, I don't mean to assault your"

You didn't. I'm just not a big fan of kicking people when they are down. Or in the middle of kicking themselves.

"beware... much of what I fun about is spot-on!"

Anything is possible.

" BTW my mind seldom stops working!"

Well that is obvious.

"You or anyone else can poke fun at me too, or you can say what you like about me."

Same here.

" simply love to debate!"

I've been told I fall into that category too.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:41 AM   #51
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The only thing that comes close to surprising me so far in this thread is folks thinking it odd for the SeaRay being able to pull him free. Tow boats are similar in size, obviously better equipped and with more horsepower.

Physics in action is fun to watch.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:52 AM   #52
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The only thing that comes close to surprising me so far in this thread is folks thinking it odd for the SeaRay being able to pull him free. Tow boats are similar in size, obviously better equipped and with more horsepower.

Physics in action is fun to watch.
I've seen 13 foot Rib's pull 40' boats before. In fact once saw someone do it on their own boat. Very soft grounding but they didn't want to risk props. So, they used their crane, put their Rib in the water behind their boat, hooked up a tow line and gently eased it off. They started engines and reversed boat once they'd moved about 10 feet.

There was talk about using his thrusters to move, but any boat has much more power than them. If he's on soft enough doesn't take much to pull. If it's a hard deep grounding, then not even the tow boats have a chance.

Oh and please don't remind me of physics. Thought I was over that when I completed my course in college.
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I had a hard sand grounding a few years ago. I hit the thruster think I could wiggle off no dice the thruster was in the air! I ran aground in an area well known to me and I ignored my watch, my wife! 2 props and a shaft latter after a long tow and I'll never ignore my watch again. Hard sand can be almost as damaging as concrete.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:46 PM   #54
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The only thing that comes close to surprising me so far in this thread is folks thinking it odd for the SeaRay being able to pull him free.
Surprising to me also, as nobody even knows the size of the boat! OP never mentioned.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #55
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WATCH the depth sounder closely

What dept sounder?

Nothing beats a nice stiff 2 inch or so pole , with 1 ft stripes painted on .

Really helps finding where the drop off might be , so where to try for.

IF kedging off its nice to know you are heading for deeper water.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:38 PM   #56
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Surprising to me also, as nobody even knows the size of the boat! OP never mentioned.
It appears to be a 68' Ocean Alexander MY.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #57
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It appears to be a 68' Ocean Alexander MY.
I saw that you posted that before, but where did that info come from? Did I miss something?
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:14 PM   #58
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Yeah you're right, what was I thinking. Purposely trying to further embarrass some one when they are in the middle of an already embarrassing situation is a perfectly reasonable thing to suggest.
Especially when they go out of their way to make it tough to read. More trouble than its worth.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:41 PM   #59
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I saw that you posted that before, but where did that info come from? Did I miss something?
I just looked at the picture provided. I may be wrong.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:48 PM   #60
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I just looked at the picture provided. I may be wrong.
A picture doesn't even show up on my system. Now I understand. And I'll bet you're right as I don't think you've ever been wrong about anything you've ever posted (that's a compliment, I'm not being sarcastic), unlike many other posters (myself included) that seem to be full of it from time to time.

P.S. You even know that hypocrite is spelled with an "e"!. Funny as hell! (OTDE visitors will know what that means)
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