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Old 09-10-2016, 15:10   #16
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Re: How messed up will the AICW be after Matthews

We are splashing 0ct 17 or so from New Bern and heading South thereafter. 6-1/2' draft. I kinda like the ocean sailing option. I'll bet the admiral buys into also after the first or third bump.

On second thought, 2nd or 4th tow, she's getting too used to my driving!
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Old 09-10-2016, 15:14   #17
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There is Active Captain...You just don't want to be first in line, regardless.
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Regarding what you call a sophomoric jab at the vessel's name, the full definition of fetish from Merriam Webster is as follows-

Fetish a : an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence.
I'd never heard of "Kachina." Here's from Wiki:

"Kachinas are spirits or personifications of things in the real world. These spirits are believed to visit the Hopi villages during the first half of the year. A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. There are more than 400 different kachinas in Hopi and Pueblo culture. The local pantheon of kachinas varies in each pueblo community; there may be kachinas for the sun, stars, thunderstorms, wind, corn, insects, and many other concepts. Kachinas are understood as having humanlike relationships; they may have uncles, sisters, and grandmothers, and may marry and have children. Although not worshipped,[2] each is viewed as a powerful being who, if given veneration and respect, can use his particular power for human good, bringing rainfall, healing, fertility, or protection, for example. One observer has written:

The central theme of the kachina [religion] is the presence of life in all objects that fill the universe. Everything has an essence or a life force, and humans must interact with these or fail to survive."

I kind of like the name for a boat. Too bad the owner is a dick.
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Old 09-10-2016, 16:55   #19
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Re: How messed up will the AICW be after Matthews

Just to clarify, there appears to be a graphic illustration of an actual kachina doll next to the name so assume the name refers to the dolls. Would you name a boat "Diety" without being more specific ? Probably not, but maybe I am wrong. Takes all types.

Regardless, apparently he dragged out of the channel and onto the mud during the hurricane despite the multiple anchors. It looked like they were tangled in a mess on his foredeck yesterday so take that for what you will.

I am glad his boat didn't end up worse off as many others did. Also glad he dragged into the mud and not into boats at the marina.
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Keep me posted Mark so I can spend my money at business instead of with the towing guys
It cists you nothing with a very cheap Towboat US membership.... Which i advise everyone on the icw anytime because everyone bumps


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It cists you nothing with a very cheap Towboat US membership.... Which i advise everyone on the icw anytime because everyone bumps


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Everyone who's not lying about it that is!

Hope more info comes in as we're almost to peak times for boats heading south. Going outside from Norfolk around Hatteras can be difficult and sometimes dicey as Nov. approaches.
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It cists you nothing with a very cheap Towboat US membership.... Which i advise everyone on the icw anytime because everyone bumps


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already have it, mainly just for ICW
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the towboat insurance more than pays for itself the first time you need it.
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Yes, good advice to put off the trip to wait for dredging...

But

What about the businesses that rely on cruisers?

They suffer damage in the hurricane and now they can't recover because everyone stay a home.

Now is the time they need you most.

So, yeah, maybe wait a day or two till some deep draft barge goes through, but then its up to everyone to spread the $$ to the hard hit areas in the best way possible: buy stuff from them.


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I know at least one of those businesses that won't be able to take advantage of your $$ because their docks washed away. I have heard of others but that's second hand information.

Again, call ahead and see if they are open and if they have fuel. Don't just assume like you might have a few weeks ago.
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the towboat insurance more than pays for itself the first time you need it.
I wouldn't leave the dock without my TowBoatUS coverage. And my other insurance. Towing insurance is one of the least expensive things you can buy for a boat.
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Re: How messed up will the AICW be after Matthews

Since people are talking here about "peak times heading south", on an unrelated note, what are the peak times heading north in the spring? And leaving central east coast Florida in particular?
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