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Old 08-01-2016, 16:45   #931
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

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Now that right there sounds like a grand idea.

Maybe they could implement a BS filter in it?
Ocean Girl,

Great work collecting and stimulating the rest of us!! Some really great ideas have sprung up.

NOAA's Ocean Prediction Center issues an experimental comparison report weekly. The recent one, Jan 7, is attached.

Looks like good news when in conjunction with Chris Parker's comments and the gentle onshore flow projected for the next five days.

With Dagny' s tiny size, low freeboard and poor radar return, it is going to take eyeballs within 3 miles to spot her. With a lot of luck and the current forecasts, the 3 mile distance may include shore sightings in the next several days.

Are there points of contact of resources capable of responding to a sighting? We may have family resources coming available in the Titusville area within the next several days.



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Old 08-01-2016, 16:50   #932
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Old 08-01-2016, 18:17   #933
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

I still think it was stolen.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:50   #934
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I still think it was stolen.
There's another song but IDK who should sing it.
"The Sea Stole My Boat"
it sounds like
"Police Stop My Car"
which sounds like
"Police Got My Car" by Cheech and Chong
Which sounds like
"Feliz Navidad"

The Sea Stole My Boat,,,,,,The Sea Stole My Boat ,,,,The Sea Stole My Boat,and left me stranded with no way to float,,,

Sorry just maken the best of a bad situation.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:54   #935
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Possibly I'm slow....would some nice person please interpret that for me?
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:11   #936
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Possibly I'm slow....would some nice person please interpret that for me?
Somewhere back about 20 pages ago I suggested a song "Stolen By The Sea" IIRC asking that somebody wright the song and get it over to Jimmy Buffett then we'll split the proceeds with Gil to help him out.

Funny the things that come out of my keyboard early in the morning.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:13   #937
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Thanks Bro.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:56   #938
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Oceangirl, you have been great and I hope its appreciated. Im a little confused as to why Gil is not taking more of a lead in finding his own boat. I would think he should be here working to try to recover it himself. If it was my boat I would be doing everything you are doing myself. Is he working with you on any of this?
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Old 09-01-2016, 16:55   #939
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Oceangirl, you have been great and I hope its appreciated. Im a little confused as to why Gil is not taking more of a lead in finding his own boat. I would think he should be here working to try to recover it himself. If it was my boat I would be doing everything you are doing myself. Is he working with you on any of this?
I agree with you that OG has gone way above and beyond and has been amazing in trying to help, but Gil is relatively new to cruising so may well be doing everything that he's aware that he can do. OG clearly has a LOT more experience and knowledge about how to best proceed. I think there are a lot of us who wouldn't have any idea where to start once our boat went missing and we couldn't find it in the immediate area, especially if we were far from home and almost without funds.
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Old 09-01-2016, 17:02   #940
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

So maybe some good will come of this. Maybe a list of best practices? Radar reflector up? AIS on? etc?
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Old 09-01-2016, 17:09   #941
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

RASSA...IMHO both good ideas, radio on 24x7.. ...SOTA radar reflector.
Probably would have done the trick.
But, who here have walked in Gils shoes?
Dollars were tight !!!
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Old 09-01-2016, 17:26   #942
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

A lesson to live by...?
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Old 09-01-2016, 17:28   #943
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Yep.
There but for the grace........
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Old 09-01-2016, 22:12   #944
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

curious why he did not even have a cheapo davis brand radar reflector up in his rigging? I mean, most people who prepare smallboats for OCean work have read, heard enough of 'being seen' by larger vessels to equip their vessels with a basic radar reflector. Even used better ones could have been had on his budget. Radar relector would continue working long after electronics died, making it easier to locate by searching vessels. Combine the low freeboard/profile and color of this vessel and lack of ability for radar to bounce a signal off it and it's a goner IMO.

Good lessons for everyone who reads this thread.
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Re: Tragedy Strikes.

Funny the way my brain works.
The more mistakes I make the more my hindsight/wisdom improves.
Possibly only me.
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