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Old 09-23-2020, 09:58 AM   #1
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Float Home capsizes off Valdes Island.

Some “Mental Giant” thought it was a good idea to tow a float home through Porlier Pass during 6 kts of flood! Needless to say it was not successful.

At 55 seconds in you can see “The Boat” that was used to attempt this Herculean feat.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7352124/c...-island-storm/

I’ve gone through Porlier several times and it’s my least desirable choice to enter the inside areas of the Gulf Isles. Reefs all over the place and the tide can set you onto the rocks quite easily.

30 kts of wind today will hammer that home into kindling on those rocks.

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I'll bet they were from the other side of the Rockies.

My wife and I watched some 'Dudes' take a little pop riveted car topper and all their camping gear down to the water line (it was low tide) and then go back up to the parking lot to discuss if they were going to head out or not.

It was late afternoon in the summer, so the wind coming up the channel was blowing about 25 knots. They spent quite a bit of time trying to decide. We didn't tell them about the tide rising into their gear as we felt it would be a good exclamation point to their not having a clue about what they were doing.

They decided not to go, which is a good thing, because they would have been swamped in no time.

There be craziness out there!
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Yeah, all one's IQ disappears once east of the rockies.
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Yeah, all one's IQ disappears once east of the rockies.
No, just surmising they were lake folk, with no idea what tides are. Even big city BC people would know about tides.

Did you read the article? Did you see the tow boat?
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Hmmmmmm........


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You need a nap
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Wanna bet the taxpayers get stuck with the clean-up bill?
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:56 AM   #8
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Another one of your grand assumptions...I didn't assume that all people east of the rockies were clueless....
You're going too far.

JD would understand the 'inside joke' and that I was taking an obtuse jab at Albertans. You don't have the local knowledge to get it, so you romped off onto a curmudgeon tangent and vented a hissy fart. Naps take care of that
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More like IQ disappears with the addition of meth or heroin.
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Especially seeing the other post that shows no matter how you thing the USA is F....ed up....you sahare plenty of out problems...


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From a related thread:

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From the EPICENTER of all knowledge.....
You went personal first.
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You're going too far.

JD would understand the 'inside joke' and that I was taking an obtuse jab at Albertans.
How do you get 8 Albertans in a Volkswagen?
Tell 'em it's going to Vancouver.

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I read Murray's reference to 'east of the Rockies' as referring to maybe someone from Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, not familiar with Porlier Pass with it's high current and rocks. Many of us have seen this scenario before.
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What? I thought it was interesting. But thread drift
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Once in awhile we see folks moving their floating homes on the Columbia. Every once in a while one will get loose and float toward the see.

Feel bad for these folks. Probably their dream home.
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What? I thought it was interesting. But thread drift

Just stepping back and seeing a bigger picture from a mariners viewpoint.



Floating homes, derelict boats....not sure of out on the west coast...but looks a lot like the same problems "mentalities" back east...


Though floating homes are more rare back east as they were more tightly controlled many years ago in the places they were popular.
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Floating homes, derelict boats....not sure of out on the west coast...but looks a lot like the same problems "mentalities" back east...


Though floating homes are more rare back east as they were more tightly controlled many years ago in the places they were popular.

We have a lot of problems with derelict boats in WA state. The state has a program to address the problem, but it is poorly funded. Basically, there are more derelict boats than funds available. Of course, new derelicts are being created every year.



The problem is that folks thing buying an old boat, or building a floating shack and anchoring it somewhere is a brilliant cheap way to live an "alternate lifestyle". They don't know any better.
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Even big city BC people would know about tides.
Not so anymore. This year, the Kelowna virus has put far too many people on the water, who don't know the difference between PFD and PSA.
Ask pretty much any commercial guy on the coast; they've seen one of these in the last 3 months.
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/2...land-1.5072789
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You're going too far.



JD would understand the 'inside joke' and that I was taking an obtuse jab at Albertans. You don't have the local knowledge to get it, so you romped off onto a curmudgeon tangent and vented a hissy fart. Naps take care of that

Sadly Murray l think BC has it’s share of clueless clots! I certainly wasn’t thinking of province of origin when I posted this. Just how stupid the individual was.
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Not so anymore. This year, the Kelowna virus has put far too many people on the water, who don't know the difference between PFD and PSA.

Ask pretty much any commercial guy on the coast; they've seen one of these in the last 3 months.

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/2...land-1.5072789

For fun, check out Boat Passage on CHS 3477

Soin2la: those of us that have “actually” have gotten out on the water this summer have seen far fewer boats than past years.
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