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(WTKR)   Dude Let's take your boat out in a gale and see if the Coast Guard will send a chopper to pull our freezing buts off of a navigation marker   (wtkr.com) divider line 26
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2013-11-25 11:52:54 AM
Sounds like a plan, Lil Buddy!
 
2013-11-25 11:53:57 AM
I can't tell you how glad I am I pulled our(my place of employment) boats out of the water a few weeks ago. I have no doubt mooring lines would've snapped and I would've been riding around trying to find missing sail boats.
 
2013-11-25 11:58:08 AM
I've read the article three times and still can't find any mention of a gale, ot that the teens were doing anything particuarly stooopid.   Did subby just make that up?
 
2013-11-25 12:02:46 PM
Yesterday had gale force winds in Portsmouth, VA according to the weather history, which is when they were picked up....in a 16 ft boat.
 
2013-11-25 12:02:52 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: I've read the article three times and still can't find any mention of a gale, ot that the teens were doing anything particuarly stooopid.   Did subby just make that up?


It is late November.  I think if you are unable to stay in your boat because you or your boat was unprepared for the weather/conditions, I classify it as stupid.  The article was void of editorializing stupidity.

Subby was opining, and I'm ok with that.
 
2013-11-25 12:03:02 PM
First class journalism, folks. Almost no useful details in the story at all, unless I'm missing something. Certainly no discussion of a gale -- just a mention that the teens "abandoned" the boat.
 
2013-11-25 12:04:29 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: I've read the article three times and still can't find any mention of a gale, ot that the teens were doing anything particuarly stooopid.   Did subby just make that up?


Taking a 16' jon boat out to sea doesn't seem particularly stupid to you? I've done it exactly once (with 25 HP outboard motor) in 6-7 foot seas and it was scary as hell. Only reason the other guy and I did it was to get another boat that had busted a fuel line a ways off shore and were drifting away from the island with 4 people on board and with nothing but open ocean for 1500 miles in the direction they were headed.

That was in 80 degree water though, not off the shore of Virginia in November.
 
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2013-11-25 12:05:44 PM
This is a clue that waves were high: Boat crews from the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and Currituck County were on scene but were unable to approach the teens safely.
 
2013-11-25 12:10:42 PM
buts?
 
2013-11-25 12:11:12 PM
What about our freezing ands, ifs, and ors?
 
2013-11-25 12:12:47 PM
buzzcut73:

Taking a 16' jon boat out to sea doesn't seem particularly stupid to you?

I've done it exactly once (with 25 HP outboard motor) in 6-7 foot seas and it was scary as hell.

Only reason the other guy and I did it was to get another boat that had busted a fuel line a ways off shore and were drifting away from the island with 4 people on board and with nothing but open ocean for 1500 miles in the direction



Reminds me of my own recovery operation the time I was launching my 17' Larson on the 80 acre lake near my house.

After I loosened the winch strap and slid the boat partially down the trailer, the strap snapped on tightening up again and off my boat went with no one on board.

I had to wade out up past my waist to recover her and being early in the season, let  me tell you... it was pretty cold.

/ also an old salt
 
2013-11-25 12:15:28 PM
No wait, ands, ifs, and oars.
 
2013-11-25 12:17:11 PM
The legends all say, they'd a made Whitefish Bay, if they drank fifteen more beers between them!
 
2013-11-25 12:17:26 PM
Story sinks without a trace of causality. Jesus, the third-stringers in American journalism appear to be the product of redneck butt sex. Or "but sex".
 
2013-11-25 12:18:14 PM
They will, but they'll make sure you're none too happy about it.
 
2013-11-25 12:20:21 PM
Bigger boat?
I watched some wind surfers on Nantucket Sound yesterday.  Crazy.
Middle of the sound had 6 foot waves @ 6 seconds, 35 knot winds.
 
2013-11-25 12:20:52 PM
It puts the farking survivor in the basket!!!
 
2013-11-25 12:21:01 PM

buzzcut73: AugieDoggyDaddy: I've read the article three times and still can't find any mention of a gale, ot that the teens were doing anything particuarly stooopid.   Did subby just make that up?

Taking a 16' jon boat out to sea doesn't seem particularly stupid to you? I've done it exactly once (with 25 HP outboard motor) in 6-7 foot seas and it was scary as hell. Only reason the other guy and I did it was to get another boat that had busted a fuel line a ways off shore and were drifting away from the island with 4 people on board and with nothing but open ocean for 1500 miles in the direction they were headed.

That was in 80 degree water though, not off the shore of Virginia in November.


Well, I don't know a lot about boats. And  I've sailed an itty bitty sabot around on San Diego Bay, but it wasn't very scary.  Thing is the article didn't say any thing about a gale.  Or the sea state.
 
2013-11-25 12:27:53 PM
Those waves were tasty
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2013-11-25 12:29:04 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: First class journalism, folks. Almost no useful details in the story at all, unless I'm missing something. Certainly no discussion of a gale -- just a mention that the teens "abandoned" the boat.


I'm guessing that they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
2013-11-25 12:38:40 PM
Why does the CG always put people in the water.
Why didn't just hoist the guys off the platform they were on?

I've picked up a lot of people from a helicopter, on dirt and in the water, and never had a crew member jump in.
 
2013-11-25 12:40:56 PM
Boat wouldn't start in the middle of the shipping channel on Lake St Clair in Michigan. 45 minutes later saw a Coast Guard vessel and tried to flag them down arms over head like a jumping jack. Sailor on board saw us and simply waved back at us with one hand with a shiat faced grin. Luckily it was a clear day in the middle of summer with plenty of beer and no one on board was having a heart attack and no freighters were headed our way. Some kind boaters we flagged down towed us back after being stranded for 2 hours.
 
2013-11-25 12:41:45 PM
Ifs, Ands sadly were drowned
 
2013-11-25 12:44:34 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: Why does the CG always put people in the water.
Why didn't just hoist the guys off the platform they were on?

I've picked up a lot of people from a helicopter, on dirt and in the water, and never had a crew member jump in.


Once an A-4 was damaged up north and tried to land in Danang.  It didn't work out, so they punched out over the water in Danang Bay.
An AF (not CG) Pedro, CH-43 came out and hovered over one of the pilots at about 50 feet, had a guy jump in, then hoisted the swimmer and the pilot up.
While they were doing that, we hovered over to the other pilot, put the skid in the water, and he climbed in.
The AF helicopter pilots were all mad about us taking their guy, but he didn't mind at all.  Big party at the DOOM that night.
 
2013-11-25 12:57:58 PM
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/got nuthin
 
2013-11-25 02:00:35 PM

special20: buts?


They must have lost a "t" to frostbite.
 
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