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(Fox News)   You said it was supposed to be a three hour tour. A three. Hour. Tour   (foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Tropical cyclone, Coast Guard, MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew, U.S. Coast Guard, Tropical Storm Sally, hurricane season, United States Coast Guard, GULF COAST  
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4383 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Sep 2020 at 1:50 PM (3 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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3 days ago  
But how was the weather?
 
3 days ago  

elvisaintdead: But how was the weather?


well, it started getting rough
 
3 days ago  
Dibs Mary Ann
 
3 days ago  
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now.  It's just a spring clean for the May Queen.
 
3 days ago  
"differently advantaged" sailboat is the preferred nomenclature these days.
 
3 days ago  
It's headed right for ALABAMA!!!1!!!!
 
3 days ago  
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/oblig
 
3 days ago  
Gilligan's Island remake?
 
3 days ago  
The sailboat owners called Coast Guard Sector Key West around 6:30 p.m, Saturday, saying their engine was disabled, adrift and in danger of capsizing.

I hate it when my engine capsizes.
 
3 days ago  
The first time Ginger and Mary Ann saw Gilligan's little buddy

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3 days ago  
Guess you better slow your Mustang down
 
3 days ago  
Having to go out & risk some good coastguardsmens' lives because an idiot couldn't be bothered to check the weather and see a hurricane is coming is just @&#%ing stupid.

Some people are just too dumb to own boats.
 
3 days ago  

johnny_vegas: The first time Ginger and Mary Ann saw Gilligan's little buddy

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First time Eunice saw it.
 
3 days ago  

dittybopper: johnny_vegas: The first time Ginger and Mary Ann saw Gilligan's little buddy

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First time Eunice saw it.


She's a go-er
 
3 days ago  
But not the last......
 
3 days ago  

GregInIndy: Having to go out & risk some good coastguardsmens' lives because an idiot couldn't be bothered to check the weather and see a hurricane is coming is just @&#%ing stupid.

Some people are just too dumb to own boats.


Also, in the pic it still has a mast and is floating.
 
3 days ago  
5%er problem.
 
3 days ago  

Eli WhiskeyDik: [Fark user image image 309x163]
/oblig


I miss this meme
 
3 days ago  
35 kts? meh. I sailed through the remnants of Isaias (it had weakened to a TS at this point), we had 40kts sustained, gusts to 55kts, and 8-9ft seas on a Var37.

It gets hard to see with rain pelting you at +40kts, but we put two reefs in the main and furled the jib, then just rode the waves for a few hours.

Arrived in Mystic CT just as the sun started to break through, only minor damage to the boat, the main busted free of a couple mast cars, and one of the bimini brackets came loose. Lashed them down and sailed on to Maine the next day/night.
 
3 days ago  
I'm with a Ginger, we're ok
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3 days ago  

SFSailor: GregInIndy: Having to go out & risk some good coastguardsmens' lives because an idiot couldn't be bothered to check the weather and see a hurricane is coming is just @&#%ing stupid.

Some people are just too dumb to own boats.

Also, in the pic it still has a mast and is floating.


My thoughts as well... If you're going to own a sailboat then you could at least learn to, y'know, sail. I used to own a 24fter, and even though I never had it out on the open ocean, I still had storm sails and a sea anchor on board. I also had a spare outboard that I could theoretically mount on the stern if the main engine quit, although doing that in big waves would be interesting at best.
 
3 days ago  

Iniamyen: The sailboat owners called Coast Guard Sector Key West around 6:30 p.m, Saturday, saying their engine was disabled, adrift and in danger of capsizing.

I hate it when my engine capsizes.


It seems like once you set your engine adrift, it capsizing is inevitable.
 
3 days ago  
Yep, they got the full Gilligan.
 
3 days ago  
Who were the ad wizards who came up with that one?
 
3 days ago  

SFSailor: GregInIndy: Having to go out & risk some good coastguardsmens' lives because an idiot couldn't be bothered to check the weather and see a hurricane is coming is just @&#%ing stupid.

Some people are just too dumb to own boats.

Also, in the pic it still has a mast and is floating.


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Is that a cat?
 
3 days ago  

Billy Liar: Guess you better slow your Mustang down


Raaaaiiiin, Sally, raaaain!
 
3 days ago  

dittybopper: johnny_vegas: The first time Ginger and Mary Ann saw Gilligan's little buddy

[thoughtcatalog.com image 849x432]

[galleries.collider.com image 765x574]

First time Eunice saw it.


If there's ever a remake she needs to be played by Jessica Walter.
 
3 days ago  

petec: It gets hard to see with rain pelting you at +40kts, but we put two reefs in the main and furled the jib, then just rode the waves for a few hours.


Right?  I mean, it's not exactly a booze cruise, but if the boat is floating, why are you calling the USCG?

"Don't get into the liferaft until you have to climb up into it" is what I was always taught.  Beyond a panpan call to get on the USCG radar (literally), I doubt they had to do more than ride it out.

There are an awful lot of boats found floating and fine... but crew long gone.  Sailors run out of talent long before (most) boats do; see also:  motorcycles.

Just now skimmed the article -- they put a rescue swimmer's life in danger for no goddamned good reason.  This is the kind of shiat that ruins it for the rest of us.  Glad the got the swimmer back, especially.

R.O.U.S: If you're going to own a sailboat then you could at least learn to, y'know, sail.


Everybody winds up in over their heads at some point (that's how you learn, for some), but given that the boat wasn't damaged, I'm annoyed at their call fro help.

Also, I'd argue that if the seas are big enough to make mounting the outboard ... "interesting"... well, ya' don't need an outboard.  But I'm a masochist that way, and tend not to be somewhere with giant seas and zero wind.

I know I am in the minority, but I ~really~ don't like "if we can't figure it out, we'll start the motor and go home" approaches to sailing... more often than not, sailing is safer -- and more reliable -- if not easier.

thehobbes: Is that a cat?


Sure doesn't look like it.  Hard to tell from the photo, and no detail that I saw in the article.  Might be a really beamy boat of the "look at all the interior space!" that sells well at boat shows and in glossy photos, but that would have just made the ride more uncomfortable than anything else.

Guessing from the chopper camera, going on what looks like beam and deeply swept spreaders, and my own biases about their owners in full effect, my money is on a new-ish 35'ish Hunter.

Bummer to still be making payments while hoping a commercial tow op will go get it, at great expense, before it does a bunch of damage you have to pay for.  I guess.  I'd wonder what he's gonna want for it if it ever gets back to the dock, but it isn't my style.

Glad everyone is ok, obviously, but I can't imagine calling for help at the "distress" levels some people do.

Stay safe out there, sailing Farkers!  And everyone else!
 
3 days ago  

SFSailor: Sure doesn't look like it.  Hard to tell from the photo, and no detail that I saw in the article.  Might be a really beamy boat of the "look at all the interior space!" that sells well at boat shows and in glossy photos, but that would have just made the ride more uncomfortable than anything else.

Guessing from the chopper camera, going on what looks like beam and deeply swept spreaders, and my own biases about their owners in full effect, my money is on a new-ish 35'ish Hunter.


The more I look at it, the more I think you're right, but Catalina over hunter. They tend to have the mast further forward and are wider.

/Hunter 240 owner
 
3 days ago  
Some of those comments....ugh.
 
3 days ago  

thehobbes: The more I look at it, the more I think you're right, but Catalina over hunter. They tend to have the mast further forward and are wider.

/Hunter 240 owner


Sounds good to me!

If we manage to emerge out the other side of this whole raging plague thing, and I manage to get my boat back on the proper coast, and ya' ever want to take a sail on the SF Bay, EIP!   Same goes for other Farkin' sailors!

(A whooolllle lot of things have to go right for that to happen, so I like to offer... gives me a reason to force myself to be optimistic, ya' know?)

Stay safe out there!
 
3 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: dittybopper: johnny_vegas: The first time Ginger and Mary Ann saw Gilligan's little buddy

[thoughtcatalog.com image 849x432]

[galleries.collider.com image 765x574]

First time Eunice saw it.

If there's ever a remake she needs to be played by Jessica Walter.


Regardless of who plays her, she's the one I wank to.  To me, Ginger/Mary Ann is a false dichotomy.
 
3 days ago  
Blow, you sonuvabiatch!
Lt Dan shrimping
 
3 days ago  

thehobbes: SFSailor: GregInIndy: Having to go out & risk some good coastguardsmens' lives because an idiot couldn't be bothered to check the weather and see a hurricane is coming is just @&#%ing stupid.

Some people are just too dumb to own boats.

Also, in the pic it still has a mast and is floating.

[a57.foxnews.com image 850x478]Is that a cat?


So it did finally buy a boat?
 
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