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39 minutes ago, SST said:

Bermuda fire. Salvaging gone wrong. 

 

Makes you wonder why they were even salvaging that pos in the first place?  Unless it was blocking a channel or in a certain area that they needed to move it out of, that thing was so charred up with the exception of part of the hull that they should've just towed it to closer, deeper waters and let it sink and become an artificial reef.  Salvaging that thing didn't make any sense, not even for insurance purposes.  Thanks for the good post and keeping this thread going.

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From the opening post, this is one of our recent entrance through the Blyman bridge.  I usually give myself a little more distance between the boat in front of us and ours.  But for some reason I felt a little pressured as we were waiting a little while since we had just gotten there right after the last opening, and the bridgemaster is on a timed schedule to open the bridge (not sure how much time between openings) but he also has to watch the road traffic and pick the right moment etc.  So we were waiting for a while and being 2nd in line, there had been a slow but extensive gathering of boats behind us and so admittedly so, I felt a bit pressured to not wait too long as I do prefer the boat's wake in front of me to subside a bit prior to my entering through.  But as you see, his wake does push me a bit to port and I did adjust appropriately and that's the trick I've learned going through this thing quite a few times now in the past few years, is not to over-compensate to make adjustments and get back on track.  That's what usually gets people in trouble at this entrance to the river, especially when they're gunning it.  Suddenly they find themselves being pushed to one side and they turn too much to correct their path and next thing you know, they're sideways and slamming into one of the walls because of that speed and over compensating.  So easy does it (to a certain extent, that's the other thing is you don't want to go in too slow, either) and easy on the steering to make corrections.  This is the bridge that got this thread going as the first time last season, smaller boat behind us did exactly what I described.  Gunned it too fast, my wake pushed them also to portside and the lady captain didn't even slow down, just turned too much to starboard and slammed into the wall, which then turned her boat and sent her straight into the portside wall as well!  It was awful watching this happen and it wasn't until she hit the 2nd time and wall that she throttled down.  Luckily they were all ok.  @Denny

 

 

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On 10/16/2020 at 11:39 PM, TexasPilot71 said:

Looks more like a Biden boat parade to me!!  :haha-7383:

Hey TP, don't quit your day job, pal.  :haha-7383:

On 10/20/2020 at 4:57 AM, mrteethcentury21 said:

The Ferry should drive slowy in those waters and respect the rules. 

Oh that ferry is a #$%^$%&$!  He comes plowing through the harbor doing at least 50 and those catamarans push off some pretty decent wakes off each one.  If you're just still fishing or whatever and have to absorb that wake, good luck.  You need to be moving to roll over it nicely.

Anyway, saw this on Twitter and poor doggo was holding on to all that poop for a loooooooooong time lmaooo the poor thing finally had to let it go.  But then he has the decency to go to the bow and drop all 10 logs but look how fast the captain is going!?  You would really hope that guy doesn't let off the throttle too quick or that pooch is going off the front of that boat.  That thing must be doing 50+mph.

 

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3 hours ago, Hatem said:

 

Would he be just as susceptible to a lightning strike if the sailboat wasn't tied up to anything?  I often wonder that if I get caught out on the lake in a thunderstorm would I be safer being anchored or just staying adrift. Or is the water just as grounding as being anchored to the bottom?

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I can't wait to get out there this summer man.  Hit the islands, hit the bays, hit Boston harbor, hit the fireworks, hti he Annisquam RIver and meybe even trailer down to Cape Code and Marth Vinyard and Quabbin Reservoir and all sorts of hidden gells.

 

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