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Old 01-06-2017, 10:54 AM   #21
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That'll buff right out
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That'll buff right out
Not this time......not this one...
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If by "buff right out" you mean that it will be smashed up by an excavator and loaded into dump trucks, then by all means it should buff out just fine.
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It is a good thing the fenders were out to prevent any additional damage, it could have been much worse
That kind of stuff cracks me up. We had an old piper airplane nearing retirement in our flying club that had 13,000 hours on it... someone ran it off of a runway into a ditch, totaling the airplane.

A friend sent me a picture of it after the wreck. Bent wings, bent landing gear, flat tires, mangled propeller, neatly tied down in a parking spot with the optional canopy sun cover perfectly aligned and positioned with the club logo facing out
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Lighting somebody up with a spotlight is a guaranteed way to blind them. Somebody running a ferry should know better.
I've talked to several with the Steamship Authority...most are great guys but like everything else some are egotistical know-it-alls who think they are better than everyone else and beyond reproach. I can see it happening deliberately with the Capt thinking he was just going to rattle the guy's cage a little.
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Anyone help me get this on my skiff?


I'd like to be able to fight back.
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It is a good thing the fenders were out to prevent any additional damage, it could have been much worse
He should have had bigger ones
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Anyone help me get this on my skiff?


I'd like to be able to fight back.
Now that's funny, I don't care who u are!
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Fight the man., mon
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If ferry cap spot lighted that Viking, cap could be in for some grief.
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If ferry cap spot lighted that Viking, cap could be in for some grief.

I was anchored up one night well off the channel in a wide portion of the ICW, and a tug lit me up with their spot. Bright is an understatement.
I could see where it could easily blind someone at the helm while underway.
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I was running hull speed at night in the Fla ICW and was using my spotlight to pick out markers. No other moving traffic. Brushed the light over a CC anchored out of the channel. Little boat pulled anchor, turned on nav lights and blue lighted me. Some sort of Fla LE, not the CG. Officer gave me a real hard time about being a threat to navigation. I agreed that light is bad for traffic, but told him if he was not under way and did not have his nav lights on, then he was fair game for some light. He was rude and argued, but left with no ticket after doing a search.

Not sure there are any hard rules about spots, but I have many times been on the wrong end of a light and it was a safety issue.
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Hey Corndog - I run at night sometimes and I would have done the same thing. What is that expensive remote spot on the front of my boat for anyhow?

I'm on the other side of the bridge from you in Porters Neck.

I have some friends that live off of Mason's Landing.

That guy on the Hatteras is one lucky rascal.
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I was running hull speed at night in the Fla ICW and was using my spotlight to pick out markers. No other moving traffic. Brushed the light over a CC anchored out of the channel. Little boat pulled anchor, turned on nav lights and blue lighted me. Some sort of Fla LE, not the CG. Officer gave me a real hard time about being a threat to navigation. I agreed that light is bad for traffic, but told him if he was not under way and did not have his nav lights on, then he was fair game for some light. He was rude and argued, but left with no ticket after doing a search.

Not sure there are any hard rules about spots, but I have many times been on the wrong end of a light and it was a safety issue.
Was his girlfriend getting dressed during his entire confrontation?
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Hey Corndog - I run at night sometimes and I would have done the same thing. What is that expensive remote spot on the front of my boat for anyhow?

I'm on the other side of the bridge from you in Porters Neck.

I have some friends that live off of Mason's Landing.

That guy on the Hatteras is one lucky rascal.
Spot is for docking or idling thru a canal only.
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I want to see the final write up on this one. How will blame be apportioned? On the face of it doesn't seem like a good idea to blind another boater and then run into him. If I want another boat to see me I light up my own deck. I don't shine multi-millon candle power lights at the bridge of the other boat.

I know ferry and tug captains are just trying to warn the boater but that doesn't mean that the spot light iin the face s the best way to do it.
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I want to see the final write up on this one. How will blame be apportioned? On the face of it doesn't seem like a good idea to blind another boater and then run into him. If I want another boat to see me I light up my own deck. I don't shine multi-millon candle power lights at the bridge of the other boat.

I know ferry and tug captains are just trying to warn the boater but that doesn't mean that the spot light iin the face s the best way to do it.
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To put a spot on someone in the water shows inexperience. The initial instinct is to light and "spot" potential hazards. Experience will teach you to curb that behavior.

Just like high beams while driving. We like to light up everything in front of us but after we are blinded a few times by oncoming traffic we learn the courtesy to not do it anymore.
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Well when that ferry captain lit me up this fall, he kept it on me for a good bit. I crossed in front of him by 1/2 mile (according to my radar) on my port side and he had me lit until I passed. If I had been closer I would have been blinded for sure.
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Well when that ferry captain lit me up this fall, he kept it on me for a good bit. I crossed in front of him by 1/2 mile (according to my radar) on my port side and he had me lit until I passed. If I had been closer I would have been blinded for sure.
That is a dick move.

What is their rationale?
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Spot is for docking or idling thru a canal only.
I use mine for spotting buoys in the dark or pilings lit up on radar. But only very briefly.

You don't want to ruin your night vision.
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