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Robski97

RO# 7334

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  13:29:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Funny, I kinda laughed at people that did this at my marina as its wide open . Fast fwd to this year and the marina I'm in and it's a necessity . All the large boats are on the end of the docks and u can not see the fairway . So I no longer laugh and appreciate the captains that advise their actions

Rob


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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  13:45:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a valid thread, not stir the pot...

If I can't see behind, which is often the case, I will sound 3 short when reversing although not the long one for leaving a dock.

I just don't want to run over some idiot on a jet ski or small boat because he didnt see me backing out blind.

On my hatt, if someone is close to the stern, I can't see them... On the boat I run, it s even worst with all the stuff up on the top deck (jet ski, tender, davit, and kayaks)


Pascal
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carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  14:22:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nobody said it wasn't a valid thread 5 years ago when it was originally posted...
It was the fact that it was re-opened after 5 years..



Edited by - carver 2557 on Sep 06 2013 14:22:45

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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  15:31:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob please come home. I sent you a PM.

BTW I use it depending on the situation. In a busy marina I will use it. Any traffic nearby and I will use it. Pascal makes a good point. Many folks cruise along in dinks near the boats without consideration of the fact that boat might start moving. Behind the condo, no.



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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  16:16:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by carver 2557

Nobody said it wasn't a valid thread 5 years ago when it was originally posted...
It was the fact that it was re-opened after 5 years..



So? That happens once in a while...

If you google horn leaving dock, this thread is the first to show up, followed by similar topics on other forums, some even older.


Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  16:56:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did not say this wasn't a valid topic in fact it's a good topic! I rarely signal as I leave my slip as I have good visibility. If I see something or one I'm not sure of or in a port I'm not used to I usualy will signal.



Dave

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rawidman

RO# 25110

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  19:09:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So if you go down the fairway, stop, and back into your slip should you be sounding three horn blasts?

Ron
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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  20:00:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you go by the book, anytime you reverse you should sound three shorts.... Obviously common sense prevails and few people do. If you know it s clear and nobody can come crash into you, silence is just fine.... But if your visibility is restricted, then you should.

In doubt, I do... Happened recently when I was threading m way thru a crowded anchorage and a guy cut me off.... I had to reverse but couldn't see behind and considering how busy things were I sounded 3 shorts just to cover my behind. This way, if some idiot comes too close and gets hit, he can tell I didn't follow the rules


Pascal
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GeeBee

RO# 385



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  20:13:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you did it on Lake Lanier, nobody would know what you are doing, why you are doing it and most likely you would get a some one to tell you to STFU.



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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  20:42:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zane

I actually miss Bob. He could really stir the pot with some of his posts.



Agreed. I know Bob via Facebook. Those here who have an issue with him just have no sense of humor (IMO). He's a very nice guy with a great sense of humor, and a damn good father to his kids.

BTW, I am SERIOUSLY posting this on my boat with my Honda generator running. No, REALLY! Still breathing here....

Still breathing...

Still breathing...

...

Yeah, still breathing...




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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  20:44:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cough. Ugh. Oh, wait, that's allergies. I'm still breathing.


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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  20:50:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"SNEEZE".

Dammit. Still breathing.



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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  21:27:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kurt did your generator start out as a weed wacker?
Did you ever go to Block Island in a bow rider?
I'm guessing the answer is no to both and these were not jokes these were serious ideas. Yes he seems like a decent guy he earned my respect when he wrote a eulogy it was clear he spoke from the heart and he had one!


Dave

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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  21:56:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Again, my Honda generator is running right now as we make ice and top off the batteries at anchor. The "Bob" I know was just "poking" the forum, which seems to be something it needs right now.

But, really, Block Island? That's not a real "ocean" trip.



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Billylll

RO# 24494

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  22:06:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess a truck backup beeper isn't approved for marine use?
Bill


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PeteMrrs

RO# 4125



Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  22:22:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boatbum got me thinking, and he's right Blouderback would sure liven up things around here. So I went to change.org and began a petition to bring Bob back to BE.

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-ro-s-on-be-bring-back-blouderback

Show him some love.


If you are not enjoying every single day, you are just depleting the oxygen supply for the rest of us!

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carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Sep 06 2013 :  22:36:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I checked out that link Pete and LMFAO


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stmbtwle

RO# 7934

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  06:37:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"...did your generator start out as a weed wacker?
Did you ever go to Block Island in a bow rider?"

There used to be a commercially-sold generator called a "Tiny Tiger" which was pretty much just that, a 2-stroke gas engine connected to what looked like a car alternator.

Heck I've considered making a backup "generator" out of an old lawnmower, just for silliness. It wouldn't be that hard, just remove the blade and add an alternator. I'd keep the wheels and everything else, and mount it on the roof of my houseboat on a patch of "turf". Should be good for laughs, though probably not too popular in the anchorages.


As far as the Block Island trip; why not, with proper preparation? Longer/rougher voyages have been done in less.


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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  07:46:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PeteMrrs

Boatbum got me thinking, and he's right Blouderback would sure liven up things around here. So I went to change.org and began a petition to bring Bob back to BE.

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-ro-s-on-be-bring-back-blouderback

Show him some love.



I signed it! :-)



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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  07:58:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stmbtwle



Heck I've considered making a backup "generator" out of an old lawnmower, just for silliness. It wouldn't be that hard, just remove the blade and add an alternator. I'd keep the wheels and everything else, and mount it on the roof of my houseboat on a patch of "turf".


The wheels and housing would be a nice touch!
My 6500 watt backup generator at my house has a generic Briggs&Stratton engine on it. Anything could be paired with a generator I assume as long as it has enough torque to turn it.

Other than those of us with outboards, is there anyone on this forum that owns a boat powered by an engine that was specifically manufactured for marine use? Perhaps some of the diesels, but none of the gassers, right?

quote:
Should be good for laughs, though probably not too popular in the anchorages.


Probably about as popular as the idiot on the PWC in the anchorage :-)


quote:
As far as the Block Island trip; why not, with proper preparation? Longer/rougher voyages have been done in less.



Don't people take PWCs to Bimini from Florida? I've seen some crazy-small boats cross. Perhaps Floridians are a different sort :-)



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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  08:00:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by carver 2557

I checked out that link Pete and LMFAO


lol you must really be bored!


Dave

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stmbtwle

RO# 7934

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  08:00:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The wheels and housing would be a nice touch!"

If I ever move aboard I'll do it too, kinda like the snowbirds who put their mailbox on a snow shovel, and for the same reason! :)



"...Perhaps Floridians are a different sort :-)"

Nah, bear in mind most "Floridians" are former Yankees. Some still are.


Willie: Look Ma no paddle!

Edited by - stmbtwle on Sep 07 2013 08:12:00

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walterv

RO# 12640



Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  08:08:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GeeBee

If you did it on Lake Lanier, nobody would know what you are doing, why you are doing it and most likely you would get a some one to tell you to STFU.





Same here Greg, and I am sure the middle finger would follow :)


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PeteMrrs

RO# 4125



Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  08:52:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had to stop and wonder. . . . Who is more bored, the person who has nothing better to do then take the time to check out a frivilous link, . . . OR, the person who takes the time to comment on someone else's bordem, . . . . OR,The person who comments on, . . . Well you get the point.

If you are not enjoying every single day, you are just depleting the oxygen supply for the rest of us!

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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  10:10:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I win considering a actually voted! :-)


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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  10:36:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GeeBee

If you did it on Lake Lanier, nobody would know what you are doing, why you are doing it and most likely you would get a some one to tell you to STFU.





Maybe they won't know what 3 means but at least they will look in the right direction...

Booze affects night vision but in day time I really think it creates tunnel vision and blind spots in ones eyes. I ve had many close calls with people who fail to see a big sail almost in front of them or 70' of white fiberglass...


Pascal
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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  15:10:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rawidman

So if you go down the fairway, stop, and back into your slip should you be sounding three horn blasts?




I believe the rule states that vessel in sight of each other need to use the signals. So if you are backing into your slip with no one around there would be no need to signal.




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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  15:52:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good point but in marinas aren't you always in sight of another vessel? We may be splitting hair here but I don't think the rule specify vessels underway in sight of each other.

Anyway, if there is a chance for someone to get behind me, I d rather play it safe


Pascal
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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  17:00:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While I kind of doubt the rule pertains to signaling vessels tied to the pier, their engines off and their operators sipping on a cocktail, obviously if you are unsure as to whether another vessel is or is about to be underway then you should err on the side of caution and sound whatever signal is called for.




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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  17:00:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While I kind of doubt the rule pertains to signaling vessels tied to the pier, their engines off and their operators sipping on a cocktail, obviously if you are unsure as to whether another vessel is or is about to be underway then you should err on the side of caution and sound whatever signal is called for.




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rawidman

RO# 25110

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  18:27:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Leaving my slip, like I said, I have a good view and it's normally early in the morning. There's no horn rule about entering a fairway to dock and that's the only time I've ever had a problem. Someone decides to exit as I am entering. A blast or five gets them out of my way. As narrow as my fairway is and with the current, I am far to busy to sound the three blast "reverse propulsion" signal.

Ron
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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  19:21:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PeteMrrs

Boatbum got me thinking, and he's right Blouderback would sure liven up things around here. So I went to change.org and began a petition to bring Bob back to BE.

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-ro-s-on-be-bring-back-blouderback

Show him some love.



I showed the love. BTW, I'm the bad guy that bought his subscription that pissed him off.

Sorry Bob, but it was cheap fun and you had it coming.




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mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  20:17:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I'm FB "friends" with both Dan and Bob? What a twisted world we live in. :-)


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carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  20:24:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by boatbum

quote:
Originally posted by PeteMrrs

Boatbum got me thinking, and he's right Blouderback would sure liven up things around here. So I went to change.org and began a petition to bring Bob back to BE.

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-ro-s-on-be-bring-back-blouderback

Show him some love.



I showed the love. BTW, I'm the bad guy that bought his subscription that pissed him off.

Sorry Bob, but it was cheap fun and you had it coming.





AH HA...So your the one eh...



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PeteMrrs

RO# 4125



Posted - Sep 07 2013 :  21:33:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're not having fun, then nothing else matters.



If you are not enjoying every single day, you are just depleting the oxygen supply for the rest of us!

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 08 2013 :  00:14:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know I'm having fun! Pete I laughed when I read your link I just don't know if you meant it or not? If you really miss Bob I think he would be happy to come back and stir the pot some more, heck I'm sure it would be good fora few laughs. Hell even this thread has been eentertaining:)

Dave

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RWS

RO# 25075



Posted - Sep 08 2013 :  05:26:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Am I wrong, or didn't every class have its own Class Clown?

RWS




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Les Hall

RO# 3



Posted - Sep 08 2013 :  07:14:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think some here might be suffering from selective memory loss.

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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Sep 08 2013 :  08:12:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Les Hall

I think some here might be suffering from selective memory loss.



Big time!




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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 08 2013 :  08:21:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Les Hall

I think some here might be suffering from selective memory loss.



About horns, Bob, or clowns?


John
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PeteMrrs

RO# 4125



Posted - Sep 08 2013 :  11:12:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Les Hall

I think some here might be suffering from selective memory loss.



It comes along with the aging process Les. Please don't hold it against me. Believe me it can be considered an asset at times.



If you are not enjoying every single day, you are just depleting the oxygen supply for the rest of us!

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dancerscap

RO# 20150

Posted - Sep 10 2013 :  11:59:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No. I tie to my dock at the dead end of the canal, so if they're behind me they've already hit me.


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dogluver

RO# 33440

Posted - Sep 12 2013 :  10:29:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All, I don't give a blast when leaving the slip; but I give 2 short blasts when exiting the marina to alert any PWC or boats that may not see me behind the bulkhead.


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Live2Dive

RO# 13471

Posted - Sep 20 2013 :  16:37:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I pull out of my slip right into the Banana river. It is supposed to be a minimum wake area, but there is always some dude in a smoker craft racing in front of me... I blow the horn mainly to get the startled look on their face...

Mark

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Flutterby

RO# 14378

Posted - Sep 20 2013 :  17:01:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mixman

I think I win considering a actually voted! :-)


I voted too!



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Riverbed

RO# 19680



Posted - Sep 24 2013 :  21:01:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Flutterby

quote:
Originally posted by mixman

I think I win considering a actually voted! :-)


I voted too!



And I sound five short blasts on the airhorn when sneaking up behind stand-up paddleboarders in the middle of the fairway!



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Riverbed

RO# 19680



Posted - Sep 24 2013 :  21:03:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...and I remember voting as well.


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EdFitz

RO# 32779

Posted - Oct 08 2013 :  18:36:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, if the petition gets 100 supporters, will Les let BOB back in?


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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Oct 08 2013 :  21:02:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doubtful and rightfully so. Les has better things to do with his time then to let that buffoon run around the forum flouting the rules and shouting for attention.





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stmbtwle

RO# 7934

Posted - Oct 08 2013 :  22:39:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"And I sound five short blasts on the airhorn when sneaking up behind stand-up paddleboarders in the middle of the fairway!"

I suggest you get a louder horn....


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