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Old 06-08-2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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Picture of our boat in Panama Canal

This occurred a couple years ago, but it's a fun story, so,figured I would share:

We ordered the boat in the US, but they are built in France.

I was Monitoring the ships AIS from Europe, and knew its position. When it was near the PC, I was monitoring two live web cams at the locks.

Needle in a haystack. Could not believe it, there she was for about 20 minutes as the lock unfilled, and it was gone. Our boat is on the bow, in the middle with 2 sailboats on either side.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:11 PM   #2
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Neat trick!!
Did you say your former employer was the U.S. gov't,? NSA ,CIA dept?


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Old 06-08-2016, 08:14 PM   #3
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That one is worth framing and using as a decoration inside the boat. Not many of us will ever get to see our boat in that situation. It's pretty special.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:13 PM   #4
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Yes that is really a great conversation piece
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:54 AM   #5
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That's really neat. Very nice job of sleuthing!
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