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PascalG

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Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  14:52:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Ch 9 is mostly used for bridges here in Florida.

Heard on ch 9 earlier this week

"Bascule bridge bascule bridge can you open the bridge?"

Silence

"Bascule bridge bascule bridge can you open the bridge"

Silence then someone asked

"What's the name of the bridge you need opened "

"I don't know my gps says bascule bridge"

Long silence

There are about 15 bridge in Miami market bascule bridge. Heck they are all bascule bridge here ...
Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
26' Starfish sloop
12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  15:48:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know what a bascule bridge is. Never heard that term before.


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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  16:08:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No mention of the vessel hailing either? At least he or she didn't say "breaker breaker good buddy, what's my 20?".
Pretty funny, though. I bet it happens a couple hundred times a year by the clueless, but we all have to learn somehow.


Sandy

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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  16:16:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are a few bridges in that area....
http://www.floridacruising.com/html/gold_coast_bridges.html


Sandy

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mixman

RO# 25362



Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  16:39:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My favorite to hail is the George Bush bridge. That must drive some people insane!

--Kurt

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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  17:30:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bascule Bridge this is Ton Ton, Ton Ton calling.


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mixman

RO# 25362



Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  23:07:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FL should rename a bridge for Obama. It will only open for people that don't pay taxes.

--Kurt

20mph cruise at 5-7gph. Two hulls are better than one!
This is an ethanol-free boat.

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Phillbo

RO# 2553

Posted - Jan 19 2017 :  10:23:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could be the guy was new to the area from a foreign country. Learning curves exist.


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mixman

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Posted - Jan 19 2017 :  23:01:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Phillbo

Could be the guy was new to the area from a foreign country. Learning curves exist.



I'm not getting your point. I'm from MD and bridges monitor 13 here. When in FL I know bridges monitor 9. There's not much excuse for ignorance with all the technology we have at our hands today. And if the captain was confused about how to call the bridge tender, why not name his vessel? I always do. Heck, I got stuck at a bridge in that area, with no response, called another bridge and they made a cell phone call for me to the bridge that wasn't responding. Easy!


--Kurt

20mph cruise at 5-7gph. Two hulls are better than one!
This is an ethanol-free boat.

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Phillbo

RO# 2553

Posted - Jan 20 2017 :  13:32:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since when is MD a foreign country :)

Not every one was as lucky as you to be born knowing all the rules and protocol.



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SailArmy

RO# 2656

Posted - Jan 20 2017 :  14:54:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Learning the Law, procedures, and rules for operating a car/truck does not exempt one from learning the same for a boat.


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mixman

RO# 25362



Posted - Jan 20 2017 :  22:25:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Phillbo

Since when is MD a foreign country :)

Not every one was as lucky as you to be born knowing all the rules and protocol.



I wasn't born knowing anything but I do know how to do research. "STATE" and "COUNTRY" are similar, are they not? Learn the rules of where you travel or stay home. What happens if you break the law in another country (or state). Do you get a break for being ignorant?


--Kurt

20mph cruise at 5-7gph. Two hulls are better than one!
This is an ethanol-free boat.

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jan 21 2017 :  08:51:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We re talking common sense here... there are dozen bridges no the river, a few block apart and they're all marked bascule bridge on the chart. It's no time about knowing rules, it's about not realizing that you need to ID the bridge you're calling.


Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
26' Starfish sloop
12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

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