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Forum: Gulf Coast
Today, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974

As an organization we were slow to embrace social...

As an organization we were slow to embrace social media, but we have come to realize it offers us the very best bang for the buck in boating safety messaging. I can post something on my Facebook...
Forum: Gulf Coast
Today, 03:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974

That is a pet peeve of mine. In addition to...

That is a pet peeve of mine. In addition to coordinates they need to give a useful geographic position. It's one of my many initiatives that will take an organization wide buy in and focus. I am...
Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294

If I could get recreational boaters to read,...

If I could get recreational boaters to read, understand and apply what is set forth in this short simple write up, I'd be thrilled.
Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294

If their lights other than their required...

If their lights other than their required navigation lights obscure your ability to see their navigation lights or interfere with your ability to keep a lookout, they are illegal.
Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294

Sound signals! In so many of the areas we boat...

Sound signals! In so many of the areas we boat it, while sound signals are required, with the density of traffic the cacophony of signals would be such that we wouldn't know who was sounding what. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,380

You stopped just short of giving him Dr....

You stopped just short of giving him Dr. Kervorkian's phone number.
Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,484

What content is being moderated out?

What content is being moderated out?
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,380

Let's make this very simple. Make a Mayday call...

Let's make this very simple. Make a Mayday call when you reasonably believe your life and/or vessel are in immediate danger. If the Coast Guard assesses your situation otherwise, you aren't going...
Forum: Gulf Coast
Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974

One of our Sector Mobile team members interviewed...

One of our Sector Mobile team members interviewed the diver. According to that report he started to descend with an instructor. He couldn't descend, so he surfaced, made some adjustments and went...
Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294

Any time I have an audience I emphasize EARLY AND...

Any time I have an audience I emphasize EARLY AND DECISIVE.
Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/23-year-ol...

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/23-year-old-man-charged-in-boat-crash-near-baytown-3-killed/285-cd723652-f0f6-4db5-b567-4fc87d29001a
Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294

Navigation Rules 101

I posted this a few weeks ago on our Facebook Group and a few other sites on social media. I don't know why I didn't think to post it here. Take a look at the link in the next post to see if you...
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-24-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974

The missing diver was found safe by a Good Sam...

The missing diver was found safe by a Good Sam some 7 miles away from the dive location.
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-24-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974

I am very sorry for the loss of your friend.

I am very sorry for the loss of your friend.
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-24-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,974

I learned something new today!

I learned something new today!
06-24-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641

Good question. In a head-on situation as you...

Good question. In a head-on situation as you have described there is no stand-on and give-way vessel. Your actions will be governed by Rule 8 Action To Avoid Collision and Rule 14 Head-On...
06-24-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,484

Sorry I missed this. I never mind answering a...

Sorry I missed this. I never mind answering a question to the best of my ability. That's what I am here for. I think you are only required to identify yourself and to provide registration or...
06-24-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Boating Safety Video Library

My friend Jim Emmons has done an incredible job of cataloging boating safety videos. There are about 150 located here and they cover just about every conceivable boating safety topic. They are...
06-24-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,916

You are correct. There is no bow riding specific...

You are correct. There is no bow riding specific federal regulation. If the whole of the situation dictates the officer could write a negligent ops violation.
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-23-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713

That makes me wonder where and how the outboards...

That makes me wonder where and how the outboards were stripped off.
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-14-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073

https://www.nasbla.org/education/approved-boating-...

https://www.nasbla.org/education/approved-boating-courses

Select Alabama in the drop down.
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-14-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400

Where's the groceries?

Where's the groceries?
06-14-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,484

What city are you located in?

What city are you located in?
06-14-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,484

I wish I had recent LE training so that I could...

I wish I had recent LE training so that I could give you a precise answer. I can answer generally. The legal authority to access the following places come from different sources and is based upon...
06-14-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,484

This is said somewhat jokingly, so don't beat me...

This is said somewhat jokingly, so don't beat me up. If PC should be required for a stop, I could have stopped 99.723% of the boats I encountered for not using sound signals or VHF in accordance...
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