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Old 07-27-2005, 09:29 AM
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For what reason??
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:35 AM
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For what reason??
Only part I know was that they wanted to inspect the boat, as overheard by someone. Have no idea what happened after that. Might see this guy next weekend and find out the rest.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:43 AM
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For what reason??
they dont need a reason

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Sooo, they were on the beach right? what if they refused to move the boat? "Sorry, got a leak, wont float, engine broken".
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You guy's are kinda tough on our military.There could be more to it than meets the eye.Ya know,two sides to every story.Also,it's harder to get into the CG than the Navy.And ,no, I wasen't in either.My .02. Semper FI BOB
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I have to jump in here and defend the CG.

There must have been more to it.

I see them all the time. Guns and no guns.
There is a CG station in the same basin as one of the yacht clubs that I belong to. They are always friendly and professional.

They have saved many more people that they will ever inspect.
They probably saved a dozen lives this week in the US.
I support the CG. I do not subscribe to the belief that they are people who couldn't get in the Navy. During the first gulf war, my cousin spent the war on a CG fast attack intercepting boats in the persian gulf and rounding up Iraqis. Put the tie wraps on the enemy's hands. That ain't a wuss job.

Maybe it is because I do my boating in serious waters with international ship traffic that I support and salute the Coasties!!

Thanks for keeping me and my waters safe Coast Guard!!
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No reason in my case fund. They just picked out a nice boat and pounced.
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No reason in my case fund. They just picked out a nice boat and pounced.
I'm sure that there a power trippers in every business.
Sounds like you had a bad experience.
I wasn't dismissing your case Bill, but I felt the need to defend them, since they defend me all day.

I'm sure that if you felt that your rights were stepped on, they were.
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I had a situation outside the golden gate were I was chasing another similar boat to ours, the coasties came after me maybe because I was the slowest, wanted to know what the rush was, boarded, inspected, had us turn over all cushions cushons, lift up storaged areas and very politely help put all the cushions and articles back in the before locations And helped put our boat back in order. They gave us a signed inspection notice to flash anytime any coast guard wanted to board that was good for 12 months.
Personally, i believe these guys have a tough job and I salute them, I am sure some(cg) can get outta control but I want to beleive that that is the exception not the rule. I guess that I was lucky they did not find a reason to detain me anymore. I later found out that the bar rest stop (sailboat bar) prior to the incident, someone made a comment that 'those guys must be running dr#g$ ' and made a joke about it that traveled through the cafe sundeck and some jealous wind fairy decided pass on the rumor to a couple local coasties that were getting there vessel ready to do their rounds . I have since installed mufflers, maintained a lower profile (at the snail bar) and carried visine eye drops .
I have never had any problems since except for a friendly wave in all the bay location that I frequent.
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I am not trying to slam the CG in any way. I worked offshore for 7 years worldwide (oilfield) and always felt safer when I was in US waters.

The point of this post is that it seems that being on the beach is not the necessarily safe spot I have assumed it to be. I do keep all my equipment in good order.

The driver of this boat obviously wasn't planning on leaving whilst the CG were there. He had been on the beach for at least 5 hours.

I will try and get the rest of the story next W/E
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