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Old 05-09-2018, 07:44 PM   #21
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Try Paul Lutus's Anchor Sentinel application
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Alas, I run Apple based stuff but, thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:03 PM   #22
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Very poor internet here. Pictures did not upload. Will try again. NOPE, did not work. Will try later. Sorry.
Thanks for the detailed share looking forward to the pictures
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:51 PM   #23
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I suspect the vessel's underwriter will explore a settlement with the state's risk pool/insurance. One of them will likely then negotiate a payment for TowBoatUS.

With no vessel loss or pollution reported, it could have been much worse. TowBoatUS clearly earned their money that day...and that should make the insurance people happy.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:59 AM   #24
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Got a email from the owners yesterday. The boat had a little keel damage and one slightly bent prop blade. They were back in the water Friday and all is good. Here are some pictures.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:56 AM   #25
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Was the person in charge Captain Deb? She is good people and I believe the first woman nascar driver. She helped the nautibeaver out one late night when we got tangled in a mooring buoy line.
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Good looking Bluewater, shows care. Glad it was not a serious incident.

How concerned should we be with the serviceability mooring buoys? Is this a rare occurrence?

We are at Spencer Spit this morning. It blew a little over 20 last night - and we are on the hook. The 4 other boats here are on moorings. Looks like nobody moved.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:20 PM   #27
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Russell thanks for the update
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:36 PM   #28
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I saw this happen at Sidney Spit 35 years ago. A 30' sailboat captain woke in the wee hours to strange motions on his boat, which was the keel bumping on the bottom. He quickly fired up his engine, dropped the mooring, and either anchored or found another buoy, I don't recall. In the morning the mooring ball and 20 some odd feet of line were stretched out along the beach. The lower end of the line was looking very frayed. (We were two mooring buoys away.)
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:06 PM   #29
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How do they calculate 45 feet?

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WA state parks only allows boats up to 45’ on their marine park mooring buoys. The boat that broke free was 42’ I believe.
We tried to get more info on this at the Seattle boat show. Asked the state park guy if they were using water line or overall length to calculate. Couldn't get a straight answer.

Decided that since our boat (with 43 at the waterline) fills a 50 foot slip that we will skip the WA state buoys.
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We tried to get more info on this at the Seattle boat show. Asked the state park guy if they were using water line or overall length to calculate. Couldn't get a straight answer.

Decided that since our boat (with 43 at the waterline) fills a 50 foot slip that we will skip the WA state buoys.


I previously asked about how they define the 45 limit and they responded that the length is determined by what is on your registration.
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We use Anchor Watch HD. Have found it to be very reliable.

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I prefer to avoid moorings. I'd trust my anchor over a random mooring anytime.
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Captain Deb Fritz, and her crew, are very, very good. I was the officer in charge of the fireboat here in Friday Harbor for a number of years and worked with her on a number of occasions. And yes, she was a race car driver.
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I suspect the vessel's underwriter will explore a settlement with the state's risk pool/insurance. One of them will likely then negotiate a payment for TowBoatUS.

With no vessel loss or pollution reported, it could have been much worse. TowBoatUS clearly earned their money that day...and that should make the insurance people happy.

Thanks for sharing.

Did the captain pay (contract) for the mooring that authorized his tieing up or just grab the last one available? Would the mooring owner have responsibility for a squatter being on their mooring? Squatter's rights? Here in Massachusetts and for that matter mooring owners charge fees but when no payment is made that might be seen as unauthorized usage. Informative to learn what the outcome turns out to be.
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Did the captain pay (contract) for the mooring that authorized his tieing up or just grab the last one available? Would the mooring owner have responsibility for a squatter being on their mooring? Squatter's rights? Here in Massachusetts and for that matter mooring owners charge fees but when no payment is made that might be seen as unauthorized usage. Informative to learn what the outcome turns out to be.
They're talking about state park buoys that are first come first served.
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