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Sandy sinks HMS Bounty - 2 passengers missing.

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by 00wabbit, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I had my directions confused. I was thinking southwest - wrong.
     
  2. letterboy

    letterboy Eww poors ScubaBoard Supporter

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    dark humor belongs in the DIR forum only I guess.
     
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  3. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think it fits better in any of the technical dive forums, not just the DIR forum, but it's still a little tasteless this close to the accident and with a person still in the water.
     
  4. letterboy

    letterboy Eww poors ScubaBoard Supporter

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    no, tasteless would be calling the people who took the ship out irresponsible and placing blame on the missing crewmen.
     
  5. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Color me tasteless, I guess.
     
  6. letterboy

    letterboy Eww poors ScubaBoard Supporter

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    well I have heard you are nothing but a tasteless dive boat operator. I mean you make people decorate their own cups and keep them! How dare you.

    heathen.
     
  7. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    We give out stickers and sharpie paint pens.......
     
  8. letterboy

    letterboy Eww poors ScubaBoard Supporter

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    dear lord.

    you need to go see a priest to get the evil out of you.
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Since this is the Storm forum and not Passings, I will question the move to try to outrun the storm? I saw people debating it on the ship's FB page but didn't want to get into it there.

    Would a replica sailing vessle like this, with auxillary motor power I suppose, be better running or stay in port and tying down?

    I read that they thought they'd got around it. Even the Windjammer boats of the 1990s had radar. Would they have not seen the dangers on radar?
     
  10. Wookie

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    I can tell you what my insurance company said when I asked the prior to Ike "should I try to save the boat by running from the storm or should I tie it down and hope for the best?" They said "Why do you think you pay such outlandish premiums? Tie her down and walk away."

    I got back to the boat, the generator was running, the beer was cold and the internet was on. We didn't have power at the house for 3 weeks.

    ---------- Post Merged at 06:28 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 06:24 PM ----------

    No. X-band radar is worthless once closed in by weather. The radar reflects off the rain close to you and you can't see but a limited number of miles. Besides, wind sinks boats, and you can't see wind on radar.

    They needed Sirius satellite weather displayed on a big computer screen in the wheelhouse. Y'all thought that I only played solitaire on that computer, didn't ya?
     
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