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GardawgGardawg IslamoradaPosts: 14,441 AG
ain't that a clue.   I can't believe they made it back in.


"Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can be sometimes easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love." Fred Rogers  

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  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 7,165 Admiral
    No fishing gear, not going anywhere, just showing off for the cameras. And not very well at that.
  • fishinbugfishinbug Posts: 559 Officer
    Radar almost became sonar.
  • poncedoradoponcedorado Posts: 715 Officer
    fishinbug said:
    Radar almost became sonar.
    Lol I was gonna say, I trusted him the whole time because you can tell he's an expert since he had his radar on
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 19,852 Moderator
    Some people will never understand the incessant power of moving water.  

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • fishinbugfishinbug Posts: 559 Officer
    fishinbug said:
    Radar almost became sonar.
    Lol I was gonna say, I trusted him the whole time because you can tell he's an expert since he had his radar on

    I noticed the working radar too.  It wasn't able to pierce the brain fog.
  • restlessnativerestlessnative Posts: 2,777 Captain
    Where is ole Tater head when you need him. The argument he had with the kid online about the use of radar was gold Jerry, solid gold.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 16,537 AG
    Oh man I bet he’s in trouble now! That boat owner will never let him borrow anything again if he’s seen this.
       

       
  • SaltwaterdawgSaltwaterdawg Too far from the gulfPosts: 3,689 Captain
    Well at least we know the pumps work. 
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 10,462 AG
    I could have run that Boat right out of the Inlet.
    That sideways thing has Rookie wrote all over it.
    I've been thru worst but I just Read the Seas and rode on out.
    Remember...They'll sell a boat to anybody.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • pottydocpottydoc Port Saint JoePosts: 5,165 Admiral
    Actually, the Cobia handled the situation admirably. The problem was the moron operating the boat, not the boat itself. 
  • pottydocpottydoc Port Saint JoePosts: 5,165 Admiral
    I could have run that Boat right out of the Inlet.
    That sideways thing has Rookie wrote all over it.
    I've been thru worst but I just Read the Seas and rode on out.
    Remember...They'll sell a boat to anybody.
    Jupiter ain't for people who
    aren't familiar with it. The shoaling changes day to day. Haulover ain't crud compared to Jupiter on a rough day. Or Boynton either, as far as it goes. 

  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 4,938 Captain
    In my world, attempting to go out in that slop in a little **** box like that makes about as much sense as a man competing in women's sports or using a women's rest room. 
  • Tony RomaTony Roma Posts: 2,094 Captain
    Biggest seas you’ve had to work in Big Mak?
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 10,462 AG
    I've been in 30 Footers out in The Stream in a 23 Ft' boat.
    They were Rollers not Breakers so it was kinda fun.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • GardawgGardawg IslamoradaPosts: 14,441 AG
    .

    "Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can be sometimes easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love." Fred Rogers  
  • fishinbugfishinbug Posts: 559 Officer
    The boat needed radar.
  • Tony RomaTony Roma Posts: 2,094 Captain
    All of his people got swept off the boat? Big breakers but it didn’t look that bad. Lots of space between waves. I don’t understand how it went that bad with that big of boat. 
  • LobsterLegsLobsterLegs Posts: 218 Deckhand
    Some people don't deserve to own a boat like that!!!

  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 10,462 AG
    I can Run about any Inlet...just give me 20 minutes to Study it.
    Some I 'm not going out with anything less than a Coastie Self Righting....
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 10,462 AG
    edited May 17 #24

    What don't Kill you makes you stronger. 
    Some Folks have No Storys about an Interesting life led.
    I got a Bunch myself...Good Job 
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 19,852 Moderator
    Knowledge is a wonderful thing.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 10,462 AG
    So is a Big set of Cajones...
    I can't understand how folks marry Buffy their High School Prom date as soon as they can and proceed to do Nothing exciding the rest of their life.
    Just shoot me..
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • flagoldflagold AbbevillePosts: 1,135 Officer
    Big Mak said:
    While we certainly have some sketchy inlets over here, they don't compare to the west coast of the country.

    They close some of those places down when it kicks up, but it's for good reason. Being completely broadside in a narrow entrance like Ventura Harbor to a 20+ft swell rolling in from the Pacific is a white knuckle moment you will never forget.

    One time as I made my way in to offload swordfish in Ventura,  we were notified the harbor was thankfully closed, and were diverted to San Pedro down in LA. Having entered Ventura a few times before, with a couple approaches taking place during less than favorable conditions, the word 'RELIEF' wouldn't do my feelings justice at all at the time. 

    The entertaining thing (for you guys) though, I had never been in to Long Beach, had no approach or harbor charts, and my new destination put me at Angels Gate just after dark. I had a radar which I would be rely on heavily and since I had a guy on-board from the LA area who professed to know the place like the back of his hand, I figured we'd be fine. I told my boss and fish broker our new ETA and onward we sailed.

    As we rounded the contour and headed for the gap just before dark I looked over to my local "expert" and noticed him scratching his chin with a slack jaw and confused look. Uh oh... "hey Todd, looking familiar?" His reply was not what I needed to hear. "Cap, I don't remember any of this.  It looks different." Crap! "This is a helluva time to say that!" OK, I'll pull out the panic button, but I'm not pressing it... yet. I call the fish house on the vhf and try to get a handle on where in the he11 I'm supposed to go, as we sail through the opening in the break waters. Catastrophe mitigated but not totally unavoidable either. 

    Naturally, as events of the day would have it, we enter the harbor and I'm greeted with the confusing background lights of a unrelenting, busy a$$ city. To make matters worse,  there was a massive dredging project underway with a monster dredge boat and pipeline garnishing more lights than a 70s discotheque.

    Son! Let me tell you, Ventura was sounding better by the minute for this, then 26 year old kid. Fortunately for me I just read something about dredges and their lighting schemes which would indicate the safe gap in which to pass about a week earlier. A little Divine intervention, perhaps, or dumb luck? Either way, we popped through the break and were  squarely met with a couple tugs moving a barge. Mierde! Will this ever end?

    I called the tugs on the radio and arrange passage. Relief! The fish house heard me and tells me they see me. "Keep on coming. We're straight ahead, the dock will be on your port side. We'll be out there waiting." We made it, and the fish didn't miss their flight to New York. Whiskeys all around!

    That was about 30 years ago. I've learned allot since then, but looking back on it now it was edgy and even exhilarating. A white knuckle moment among many in my life for sure. Maybe it was even a bit of a foolhardy move undertaken by a bit of a fool... I'm not sure I would try that today... but so went the life of a commercial fisherman then.   ;)
    I highlighted that first part - as it is exactly right.  People who have never been there really don't have a clue - a river out there is enormous too and is far more dangerous than anything here   (even stuff they call a creek we commonly call a river).  Where the I-5 bridge crosses the Columbia I've seen whirlpools that would suck a 60 footer straight down and they move with the river - extremely dangerous.  The Umpqua (where I worked) at the spring snow melt is roaring so hard you'd think you're standing next to a jet engine (and I've done that plenty).  Completely different animal out there.
    Final Voyage Of Mischief: https://youtu.be/PLre_kjIJ8Q
    Zebco 33 ID Guide: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
    Bridge/Jetty Rig: Any Depth Snag Free: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
    Rebuild Grandpa's Zebco 33: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
    Bomb Holes, Wrecks & Reefs ID & GPS#: https://youtu.be/b5ljdWyLR5I
    Fish Attractor That Works: https://youtu.be/ushkhZUxUWg 
    Big Sheepshead With Snails: https://youtu.be/gqE0az7WqH4
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