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Old 06-01-2017, 10:55   #16
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I've got to admire your composure.
Seriously! I would have taken out my bolt cutters....

...and circumcized the skipper.
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Crazy story, but good on you jrau18 for acting the way you did; calmly, firmly and clearly, but without adding drama or caustic blame. Many CF boaters (including me) could learn a lesson from you.

From your description we really donít know what was going on with this other skipper. Your description of his boat suggests someone who knows what they are doing, but this is the biggest bone-head move Iíve heard of in a long time.

I love A64ís explanation: SLOJ for sudden loss of judgement. Itís as good an explanation as any, and weíve all been there. Although perhaps Mark has it right as well (D R U N K). Most of us have suffered one or both conditions at times. Saying you havenít it is like saying youíve never run aground .
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I've been that person. Once. Too much spliff.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:42   #19
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Why did you get drunk in the first place?
Sudden loss of judgment
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Why did you get drunk in the first place?
Sudden loss of judgment
A64 I know exactly what you mean. One night I issued a climb clearance to a flight to climb to F330. He read back F370. I issued it again, he read it back wrong again. This happened a total of 4 times (and it was an American so no language issues). Finally the guy in the right seat comes on and reads it back correctly. We used that tape in training, we interviewed the pilot. He swore he heard 37000 ft. I have no reason to believe he was lying. I don't know what the brain does but sometimes lives (or boats) are endangered.

Luckily, the OP kept his cool. SLOJ or drunk, the guy was probably (hopefully) so embarrassed that he moved the next day - and kept away from the OP's boat!
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Why did you get drunk in the first place?
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You must consume higher octane than I. It's a loss of judgement, but not sudden.
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Seriously! I would have taken out my bolt cutters....

...and circumcized the skipper.
I take it your on intimate terms with him then..!!!
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Neighbor of mine had that happen when the anchorage got a bit rough during the night and one boat dragged, experienced skipper motored off with anchor still down and he caught 2 others.
3 boats ended up on the beach being thumped by the waves. All 3 kedged off next moring :-)
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@ a64 - I saw some miniature "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" streamers on eBay a while back. They're about 1 1/4" wide by 5" long. I bought several of them and now have them hanging on all my safety of flight controls, including the control lock. They're small enough not to be a PITA, but big enough not to miss seeing. Before cranking the engines, I pull 'em and stick them in the glove box on the 421. Works well for me. Pitot covers and downlock pins, etc. outside are the standard streamers, which go in the left nacelle locker.

Edit: I probably ought to get a couple for things like the bilge/engine room blowers.
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And we think all the nuts are locked up...Some people should only have boats in picture frames on their walls in their homes...
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So you never got any sort of coherent explanation of what happened, like "I must not have secured the anchor after raising it" or "I just forgot I had it down" or "I'm drunk as a skunk, what anchor?"
Right, when I noticed the line and asked "wait, do you have an anchor down?" He responded with, "yeah," and didn't elaborate further.

After I finally retrieved his anchor and cast it to the side so he could recover it onto his boat, I asked what he was doing and he said he was moving spots because he felt he was too close to shore. He made no mention of the anchor being down.

I really have no guesses as to how it happened. Drunk really is the only explanation, I guess. But other than his mumbling responses, he didn't seem drunk. He walked around deck seeming on control, he gathered his anchor in a coordinated fashion.

It was almost like he left it down on purpose and figured it would be fine. I wouldn't have much faith in an anchor I can drag around like that though, but I'm obsessive about making sure my anchor is well set.
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Re: Funny Incident On Anchor In Grenada

"Gunned into forward instead of reverse." Did that Wednesday afternoon! No explanation. I have to operate engine controls with my foot if that counts for anything.

But also that's why I have a 125lb anchor. Insurance against anchoring stupidly at 0dark30. Done that too.
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Reminds me of this classic anchoring technique.

https://youtu.be/wxg30c6z00E
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The buzz was intentional. The "midnight cruise" was undertaken during a period of lowered judgement and overactive libido.
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