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Old 07-13-2007, 06:06 AM
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As eveyone else had said, you aren't stupid.
We've all done worse. I know I have.

Just two weeks ago we anchored in our regular cove but I guess the anchor went in to weeds and didn't take hold. We damn near drifted into another boat. I only realized what happened after the other owner pushed us away from his boat.
Schit happens man.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:40 PM
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That could of been a (Expensive Date) with the triplets
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Just a for what it's worth, I think that if you would have called Sea Tow and the operator wouldn't have been able to pull right next to you, but instead had to anchor, then get out and walk over to your boat to hand you a tow rope, that simple task would have made it a salvage operation. I have an $1800 bill for that heroism task .
US1 was not a happy camper that day.
Earlier his summer we saw a small Donzi with 4 people aboard get stuck on a sand bar. They called for help and the first thing the tow operator did was make them get out of the boat and - it floated free.

The bad news is the Sheriff came over to see what was going on and it looked like the driver got arrested ... probably drunk.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:21 PM
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Check your GPS out. It very well may have an anchor alarm. On my big boat, i can set it to alarm if i move more than xx number of feet. We use it when anchoring in the ocean at night for the fireworks. Great for peace of mind.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:13 PM
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Just a for what it's worth, I think that if you would have called Sea Tow and the operator wouldn't have been able to pull right next to you, but instead had to anchor, then get out and walk over to your boat to hand you a tow rope, that simple task would have made it a salvage operation. I have an $1800 bill for that heroism task .
US1 was not a happy camper that day.

Thats good info to know
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:19 PM
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I've said this before:

"Show me a captain who says he has never run aground and I'll show you a captain who is a liar or never leaves the slip.".
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