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Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 29-09-2014, 17:28
Replies: 454
Views: 41,842
Posted By psneeld
Re: Sept Giveaway: Mantus Beats a Thousand Again!

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Forum: Cruising News & Events 30-08-2014, 21:02
Replies: 46
Views: 7,617
Posted By psneeld
Re: Noah Cullen lost overboard from s/v Jubilee off Key Largo

I wonder if there's more to the story....if the guy was so "survival conscious" he knew to stay inside the cone of protection so doubtful lightning got him and the boat.

A lot doesn't add...
Forum: Our Community 27-08-2014, 15:52
Replies: 45
Views: 3,173
Posted By psneeld
Re: Run Aground / Damage from an Unwanted Rescue Boat

I won't defend all or any towing company or captain or or towboat except me and the boat I run.

If I run over an anchor line where the guy is yelling "don't help me" ...the last thing I want want...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-08-2014, 16:35
Replies: 37
Views: 2,613
Posted By psneeld
Re: Are there any laws that state a vessel can take refuge in a Marina for a storm?

The quote is any 'port" in a storm...not necessarily any "marina" or any other private property in a storm. A city or government owned marina...I don't know a lawyer better answer that one...but if...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 25-08-2014, 16:30
Replies: 37
Views: 2,613
Posted By psneeld
Re: Are there any laws that state a vessel can take refuse in a Marina for a storm?

Not really...for a liveaboard like me if it keeps my premiums down and I take it upon myself to vacate a named storm area rather than the knuckleheads that think their boat will be safe on land or...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-08-2014, 19:15
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Don't give up that thought to easily...I had to MEDEVAC a crewmember at night into Panama for severe seasickness...that led to dehydration that led to the same symptoms as appendicitis as reviewed by...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 03-08-2014, 17:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By psneeld
Re: US Coast Guard Preemption

There was a pretty good flow of homeland security money to state and local agencies that dovetailed...

But that wouldn't dry up just because of curbing states ability to fool with jurisdiction...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 03-08-2014, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By psneeld
Re: US Coast Guard Preemption

Having a say doesn't mean unreasonable restriction of US navigable waterways which already has the pretty good stewardship in charge of them ...the USCG.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 01-08-2014, 09:22
Replies: 351
Views: 11,542
Posted By psneeld
Re: Flag Etiquette Question

:thumb::thumb::thumb:...easy enough...do it right...or don't insult the flag (whose ever it might be)...

Just as bad as the yahoos who leave a tired, torn flag up without a second...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2014, 17:41
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Sounds like what this thread is all about....if you are saying "greenhorn" as a passage where you are the captain.

You really think the captain of a warship or huge merchantman or cruise liner is...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2014, 17:28
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Sorry if I was harsh...but volunteers dying because they are in over their heads still doesn't look good or do anything constructive.

There are volunteer orgs all over the world and some are...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2014, 17:14
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Wow...thanks for the praise to brave rescue crews....I'm not familiar who is in the cat rescue boat or the helo...but both seem pretty amateurish in that video.

Well trained help with correct...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-07-2014, 17:55
Replies: 252
Views: 18,599
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Real or real in her mind?
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-07-2014, 17:33
Replies: 252
Views: 18,599
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Amazing that some just don't get life...
Reading CF gives you knowledge to a point...but to have the wisdom to take on a dangerous voyage...yes you must temper that with experience. It doesn't have...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-07-2014, 16:06
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

I think it already does to some extent...last I heard insurance rates for vessels to cross an ocean are scary...that's why so many do it uninsured.

Any recent crossers that would like to share...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-07-2014, 07:01
Replies: 252
Views: 18,599
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Like I tell my kids.....

Knowledge anyone can have and sometimes greenhorns and youth possess the vigor to more thoroughly investigate an issue.

Experience comes from doing...

Knowledge +...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-07-2014, 17:25
Replies: 252
Views: 18,599
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Sure they can be turned on and off...but the "design" of an EPIRB is for one rescue..not multiple rescues.

There are stories of how people managed their EPIRB in what they thought was the proper...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-07-2014, 14:45
Replies: 252
Views: 18,599
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

yeah... they pretty much are...including PLBs.

You replace the batteries after each use and for some that's a chunk of change...it has been as high as 1/2 the price of the EPIRB....not sure...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-07-2014, 06:58
Replies: 43
Views: 2,535
Posted By psneeld
Re: Disabled Veteran needs advice

Thank you...too many posts by people with no experience in the system...stories without full details...etc...etc...

Having been through the system like any bureaucracy ....sometimes you get the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-07-2014, 06:55
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

I agree you shouldn't depend on them or anyone else when going to sea.

I just believe there's more to your stories as none of them go with USCG protocols...especially pronouncing someone...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-07-2014, 06:38
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

Good points and having arrived first on scene of a burning house with no protective gear (not a fireman)...was a big decision not to go into just a smokey house...let alone one on flames. Just not my...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-07-2014, 05:31
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

The USCG did "something" either by radio, etc...

Ever since I joined in 1977 and retired...and still follow very closely the USCG's activities....those cases must have "had more to the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-07-2014, 18:08
Replies: 43
Views: 2,535
Posted By psneeld
Re: Disabled Veteran needs advice

Do you have a relative or close friend with an address that will satisfy the VA? I use my son's address and haven't hit any snags with the USCG, IRS, NJ State agencies...etc...etc.

If not, go to a...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-07-2014, 18:00
Replies: 127
Views: 9,030
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

I have risked my life twice and almost lost friends on rescues that were nothing more than dehydration form extreme seasickness that were diagnosed by maritime doctors as appendicitis and required...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2014, 08:47
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By psneeld
Re: 30 amp ext cord to 50 amp outlet jerry-rig

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

The stats say most boat fires are ...electrical issues..... blah...blah...blah..

Most electrica fire are started by a misunderstanding of electricity (simple as it might...
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