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Old 01-25-2010, 05:29 PM
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Excellent story and info!!!
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Great Story!
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:11 PM
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great story and good advice. in the 80s i was with BASRA, even when prepared paradise can turn on you very fast. keep up the great stories thanks brought back memories
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:32 PM
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I'm not joking when I say the main reason for buying a boat was to do the trips and outings with friends like you have been doing. My family and I have been on 8 different lakes in the past year. When I bump up to a bigger size I'm going to make some Gulf Trips to South Padre and Alabama.

The stories are great but the lessons learned after are even better. Thanx for the time and effort
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:57 PM
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great story and good advice. in the 80s i was with BASRA, even when prepared paradise can turn on you very fast. keep up the great stories thanks brought back memories
BASRA - Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association. Bet there are some great stories to tell with your having worked there. This is a (true) story thread so feel free to tell us some about it if you will. I'm interested.

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:05 PM
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Another great story. Thanks Bob!
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my favourite bob was a boat on their way from florida to marsh harbour in the bahamas. lost power on the bahama bank. too small and ill equipped a boat for the passage and on their own. way over their heads and had bad advice. pre gps and pre cell phone. finally raised someone on the radio and got patched through . asked if they saw land, another boat or knew where they were. said no but that the sun was directly overhead. wait wait wait came over the radio. there is a plane (pause pause pause) flying into the sun (pause pause pause) now! now! all turned out well. your ten conclusion/tips were spot on mr bob. add an abundance of fresh water and i'll boat with you anytime
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:42 PM
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my favourite bob was a boat on their way from florida to marsh harbour in the bahamas. lost power on the bahama bank. too small and ill equipped a boat for the passage and on their own. way over their heads and had bad advice. pre gps and pre cell phone. finally raised someone on the radio and got patched through . asked if they saw land, another boat or knew where they were. said no but that the sun was directly overhead. wait wait wait came over the radio. there is a plane (pause pause pause) flying into the sun (pause pause pause) now! now! all turned out well. your ten conclusion/tips were spot on mr bob. add an abundance of fresh water and i'll boat with you anytime
That is funny too. Some people out there have absolutely no clue. As for fresh water, we have an abundance of it here in Canada ( it's ice now LOL ) so if you ever come up here you mightl find me on any of the Great Lakes except Lake Superior in the summer.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:15 AM
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Thanks, Rob. I even have a 1986 adventure story on Georgian Bay in the Pachanga that my Canadian friends could relate to. I will put it on the list. LOL Amazing all of the trips etc that I have thought about since statrting this.
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Sounds great. Would love to hear about Georgian Bay and the Pachanga. It'll remind me where I am now (boat size wise ).
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Another good one, would like to hear more about the broken hull
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