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Old 20-03-2012, 21:07   #16
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Charlie,
Looks like your lift pumps were OK. Now it's onto the IP and/or a compression check with blow-by readings.
Del we actually disconnected the mechanical lift pump and ran that electric one I had plumbed in so I think the problem is the lift pump. I am going to test it like you suggested in another thread.
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Old 20-03-2012, 21:12   #17
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Sounds like the dolphin was hit by a prop.. and maybe a bullet?
I forget who but someone suggested that maybe it was caught in a fishing net and a fisherman whacked it with a machete. Don't understand the no blood thing though.

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Exactly like the Santa Barbara Marina.
We were coerced into buying a lifetime pass key.
"No, we are only here for a couple of days on the way to Mexico!"
Oh, You'll be back, it will pay for itself !"

"No, we're on our way to Mexico."

That was in 1993

They wouldn't let us leave the office until we purchased their stupid key.
(can you say used car salesman?)
We've reused ours a few times and they are no longer insistent that you buy one. You just put a deposit down that's the same cost as buying.

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Charlie, that's quite the tale. You did the right thing trying help out with the boat, pretty amazing the guy did not even feign gratitude -- and with another person listening in!! Any southern gentleman would be tortured by the thought of anyone going out of their way for them, without proper appreciation, offering a reward.... even just some ice cold sweet tea
I'm 3rd generation San Franciscan and the way I was raised wouldn't think of accepting a reward. A bottle of nice Scotch, Rum, or a six pack is a thank you not a reward and I would have accepted that.

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I grew up in SoCal. I was born in Anaheim. My father was born in Anaheim. My grandmother was born in California. My great, great grandfather came to California in the late 1800s.

I left California when I could no longer find any Californians.

Trust me, its the transplant wannabees that screwed the place up...
Have to agree with that.
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Old 20-03-2012, 22:15   #18
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The Harbor Patrol at SB doesn't surprise me at all. Never ask them for anything, it's like your bothering them. I won't ever go back to that damn place....Michael..
Interesting. Our boat is in Santa Barbara harbor, and I've had the pleasure of several interactions with harbor patrol, and they've bent over backwards to be helpful. They towed me for free from my slip to the pier so I could use the hoist to finish the removal of my engine last year, and even offered the return trip when I was ready. When they moved us to a temporary slip to rebuild our finger, and my shore power cord wasn't long enough to reach the nearest 30 amp plug, they made me a free adapter to use the 50 amp plug that was closer. That thing is like $300 at WM.

I've also been involved with their law enforcement side twice (no, not as the victim or perp ) and both times they went out of their way to try and resolve the issue to the satisfaction of all involved. The patience demonstrated by the officer on one of those occasions was staggering. I would have tasered the dude ten minutes in, and wanted to shoot after 15.

Nice on the southerly. Was watching the west channel bouy a week or so ago and the waves were less than 3 feet at 14 seconds. Probably could have waterskied out to the islands.

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Old 20-03-2012, 22:15   #19
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I grew up in SoCal. I was born in Anaheim. My father was born in Anaheim. My grandmother was born in California. My great, great grandfather came to California in the late 1800s.

I left California when I could no longer find any Californians.

Trust me, its the transplant wannabees that screwed the place up...
Sorry, I didn't mean to affend anyone. But after we left Santa Cruz, people got kinda unfriendly. But not all, I didn't find SB friendly at all. beautiful place though. I even worked in S. Cal in the 70's And sailed out of Ventura. Michael..
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Old 20-03-2012, 23:21   #20
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Sounds like the dolphin was hit by a prop.. and maybe a bullet?
Most likely a killer whale. Sounds like a typical kill. They often play with it and leave it. No blood because it stopped bleeding when the heart stopped. Hole by the eye from a round killer whale tooth.

We find harbour porpoises washed up around here looking like that all the time.
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Old 21-03-2012, 10:12   #22
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I grew up in SoCal. I was born in Anaheim. My father was born in Anaheim. My grandmother was born in California. My great, great grandfather came to California in the late 1800s.

I left California when I could no longer find any Californians.

Trust me, its the transplant wannabees that screwed the place up...
+1, Born in Dixon left in 84 permanently.
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Old 21-03-2012, 10:20   #23
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In my experience the Coast guard is not interested in small boats drifting around by themselves, having reported a number of them floating around the SF Bay and Delta over the years.

I bet the insurance company would have taken the dink. Too bad you could not have acquired their phone number.
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Armchair admiral a bit here:

The Coast Guard can order you around in very limited circumstances. A manifestly unsafe voyage, boardings, etc. Personally I would have radioed it in and given the coordinates, or just announcing a securitay myself. If it was part of an active rescue or search you can get that info, but that really has nothing to do with towing an abandoned vessel.

If there was an active search going on you'd know about it via 16, or if you had any other way of identifying it as a rescue operation then it's a different story. But otherwise it's junk in the water and nothing more than a navigational hazard. The USCG will hear the securitay. If they want more info they can contact you.

Radio the securitay, make it quick, jot it down in the log book, and be on your way.
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Charlie, Since you salvaged it, you should have just sold it on craigs list, if no one wanted to claim it.
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Charlie, Since you salvaged it, you should have just sold it on craigs list, if no one wanted to claim it.
I look on those things as challenges. It was fun to overcome the challenge but I would have done better not contacting the CG about it. I could have taken it all the way home and then I would have had a nice 25hp and a so so dink.

Del I pass thru Dixon on a regular basis. I moved away from CA in the ;ate 1980's but I came back. Where I live, Nevada City, it isn't so bad.
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