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Old 18-07-2011, 16:14   #16
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Aha ok good to know about wincher I thought I might have to drown a bird

If you do, de-feather, clean, and bake at 350 f.

I heard they taste a bit like bald eagle.
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if it weren't for bad luck; you'd have none at all!
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Old 24-07-2011, 17:02   #18
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You think that is bad, (sorry it happened) the owners of a private yacht 130 feet had there boat fall off the lift after a 6 month yard period. When it fell it was half in the water sideways flodding hte engine room and the main salon. 2 crew members were onboard that did not get hurt. After another year in the yard to repair the damage, the day after it got launched, while tied to the dock a tug boat lost power and rammed the side putting a hole in it. True believe it or not but it did happen
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Any delivery captain who says he hasn't hit another vessel is lying to you.
I've never hit another vessel on a delivery. I would question the competency of any captain who has. If you're delivering someone's boat, you're supposed to have the requisite skills and knowledge.
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You think that is bad, (sorry it happened) the owners of a private yacht 130 feet had there boat fall off the lift after a 6 month yard period. When it fell it was half in the water sideways flodding hte engine room and the main salon. 2 crew members were onboard that did not get hurt. After another year in the yard to repair the damage, the day after it got launched, while tied to the dock a tug boat lost power and rammed the side putting a hole in it. True believe it or not but it did happen
Wow...some things are not meant to be. Was the boat named "Lady Luck" by any chance?
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I've never hit another vessel on a delivery. I would question the competency of any captain who has. If you're delivering someone's boat, you're supposed to have the requisite skills and knowledge.
You can question my competency all day long. Big enough boat, enough wind, engine/prop trouble, it happened (to me at least). The guy who runs the charter business across the cove here nearly slammed into two boats while "showing me how it was done". Saved by inches by having two guys nearly taco their boat poles keeping things safe.

I was on an Ericson that decided to not go into reverse (after being fine with it all day). Not a lot of great techniques for that when you're gliding in behind another boat alongside a pier. Stuff happens out there.
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Eric is right. Stuff does happen. The challenge is to take it with a grain of salt and maybe a beer or two and not turn into a raving lunatic, ready to call insurance companies and sue people. For crying out loud, even Joshua Slocum crashed into another boat before he left Mass. Recently got a ride out to my boat on the mooring on another sailboat and the guy CRASHED right into my boat, loosening my anchor roller-never slowed down until contact! Bumper sailboats. Ya just gotta let it go and realize that's life in the world of boating. He was just trying to help. He's a good guy. Makes me shudder to think about doing a new Awlgrip job and the sheer panic about that first scratch.
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Re: The Pumpout Boat Crashed into My Boat

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Now the pumpout boat tore up my boat! Multiple bad scratches in the totally pristine gelcoat! Unbelievable.....
They are sure to have liability insurance, and since their policy should pay, you won't even be out a deductilble. So you should contact the management for the pumput boat and let them know about the damage and show them the photos. You never know, you might end up with a new paint job.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:01   #24
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Re: The Pumpout Boat Crashed into My Boat

Tori, Was he along side for a while? The scratches look like they move up and down. Most look like they will buff out some will need a good gel coat guy. Not the end of the world but a real PITA
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The water was rough we were able to buff out a few but there are three deep gouges in the gelcoat
The marina is going to repair it and we now do our own pumpout
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The parrot was right: get rid of those blue rubber thingies!! horrible they are!

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Lol she thinks those rubber winch things are yummy!
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What i question is your motives on this board and elsewhere.
your honesty or lack thereof is debatable.
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I've never hit another vessel on a delivery. I would question the competency of any captain who has. If you're delivering someone's boat, you're supposed to have the requisite skills and knowledge.
i've hit and been hit and run aground more than once.
this after 20+ years as comercial from P.R. to New Bedford.
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I've never hit another vessel on a delivery. I would question the competency of any captain who has. If you're delivering someone's boat, you're supposed to have the requisite skills and knowledge.
I think that some times, it is not a question of skills or knowledge... It is just that it is NOT your boat... and short of spending 6 months going over EVERYTHING yourself.... you do not know what the real condition is...

and thus you are faced with surprises... Like a gear linkage breaking. When you are in reverse... In a crowded marina exiting into a crowded anchorage.... With Strong wind and current... Looked good before.. Worked fine the last 20 hours... and fails.. at the worst possible moment.

Yea.. the owner had lied and said everything is fine... ( I guess this is a rare event, the lying... or maybe the owner was just incompetent... and the gear linkage looked fine...

Managed to come out of that scrap with no damage... but it was DAMN close... and only due to good luck....

If one does enough deliveries, stuff like this shall happen.. and it is not due to the captain's lack of capabilities.....

Unless every competent captain should do his own extensive 6 month survey (and he will still miss something) prior to doing a delivery...

Or am I missing something......?
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What i question is your motives on this board and elsewhere.
your honesty or lack thereof is debatable.

i've hit and been hit and run aground more than once.
this after 20+ years as comercial from P.R. to New Bedford.
Gee, isn't that just a bit harsh? Perhaps Canuck's statement is a bit strong and ignores the issue of stuff happens. It's happened to me, like engine quits and won't restart on final approach to the dock and I indeed had a shift linkage break coming into a dock (the only time I ever chartered a boat). In my case I crashed the dock in the first case, got lucky on the second.

So yes, saying that a delivery skipper (or any skipper) should never have a crunch does ignore the fact that some things happen are beyond ones control, but disagreeing with some one is no reason to question their honesty.
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