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Old 02-04-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Raft up gone bad...

Some of you may have seen this.. but still good for a laugh on a Friday!



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Old 02-04-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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RE: Raft up gone bad...

Glad none of us trawler-types were involved in such lack of seamanship.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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Sea Ray guys; what can you say?
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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I'm getting a better sense of what you all*connote*with the expression*"Sea Ray guys."

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Old 02-05-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
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Further explanation. Sea Ray guys: bring money, buy boat, no experience necessary. I could go on and on.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:49 PM   #7
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"Bring money, buy (or have someone build) boat, no experience necessary."

And how is this different than most "trawler types?"



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Old 02-05-2011, 03:08 PM   #8
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"Bring money, buy (or have someone build) boat, no experience necessary."

And how is this different than most "trawler types?"


No experience necessary is also true for anchors.* Wonder what they were trying to hold that group of boats with.* Looked like a pretty good current.* You may be able to get away with something like that raft up in a quiet, slack water lagoon.

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Old 02-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #9
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Just an observation Rick. Can't say the same for trawler guys.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:33 PM   #10
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RE: Raft up gone bad...

Quick question: *How many anchor lines are featured in the Trawler Forum Headder Raft up


Ha!!* you had to go up and look dint'cha.

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:17 AM   #11
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RE: Raft up gone bad...

Saw the same thing happen to 20+ sailboats several years ago in Broad Creek with no current to speak of.* No one thought of the wind that might kick up, on sail boats, go figure.* Had to cut six or so loose because they only had a couple of anchors out for the whole group.* It doesn't take a Sea Ray to be dumb, although it does seem to help.
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Quick question: *How many anchor lines are featured in the Trawler Forum Headder Raft up


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uh oh!!! *Maybe those are sea ray trawlers in the TF header pic?! *

Not to bash on sea ray though- I even let some of my friends own a sea ray. *

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Friends dont let friends drive Sea Rays.
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Chapman says: "At a rendezvous several boats frequently lie to a single anchor.* Sometimes as many as ten or more boats RAFT together (rather too many for safety even in a quiet cove. ..."

Lost count on how many boats were rafted together in that video.* Certainly much more than 10, so it was too many by far.* And that surely was not in a quiet cove, but in an area of strong current.
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Quick question: *How many anchor lines are featured in the Trawler Forum Headder Raft up


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uh oh!!! *Maybe those are sea ray trawlers in the TF header pic?! *
Not to bash on sea ray though- I even let some of my friends own a sea ray. *
Awe, com'on, Tony.* You brokers have to be soooo careful not to offend you next potential customer.* Just because SeaRays are probably the most popular boat on the Mighty Tennessee River, is no excuse to tread lightly.

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You mention Sea Ray and the Tenn. River, which brings to mind that I took my trawler all the up to the Sea Ray plant above Knoxville. To the uninitiated that is the end of navigation. I spoke to someone there who assurd me that the huge wakes caused by Sea Rays are not standard equipt from the factory, so that proves that it is "driver ignorance" in the wake department.
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Oh, I see, Charles.* SeaRay offers the big wakes as an option.* It seems that most of their customers take the option.* Is the right of way all the time an extra cost option also?

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Awe, com'on, Tony.* You brokers have to be soooo careful not to offend you next potential customer.* Just because SeaRays are probably the most popular boat on the Mighty Tennessee River, is no excuse to tread lightly.

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Come to think of it Don, you would look pretty cool in a sea ray! *Maybe we can "upgrade" that blackfin of yours to a nice 340 or something.... *
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Come to think of it Don, you would look pretty cool in a sea ray! *Maybe we can "upgrade" that blackfin of yours to a nice 340 or something.... *
So that is why SeaRay has been after me to appear in their ads.* Sometimes I'm slow to catch on.* Thanks Tony.

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One option that a lot of the Sea Rays have is young ladies in bikinis lounging around. I wish it had been offered on my boat.
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So that is why SeaRay has been after me to appear in their ads.* Sometimes I'm slow to catch on.* Thanks Tony.
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Yes, well, sounds like the blackfin needs to be upgraded to a 52 Sundancer. *I happen to have a friend with one for sale. *I will tell him you are ready to buy!

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