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Marina Life

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Marina Life

Postby RTB » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:58 pm

Anything exciting happening around your marina? It has been an interesting couple of days here. A 43' catamaran got hit by lightning here with the severe weather last week. Then, an old Marine Trader trawler started taking on serious amounts of water yesterday. Sinking was avoided just in time. The worst happened tonight. A few hours ago, there was what sounded like an explosion. Later, a coast guard boat came past my boat, heading toward the boatyard. I then noticed many flashing lights up that way. Turns out a car crashed, jumping over some water, and landed in an empty slip. Totally missing the dock. Unfortunately, the driver didn't live. Turns out, the boat that almost sank on Sunday, had previously been in that slip, or close to it. The family of 5 had just moved aboard, and moved to their new dock on Saturday! More updates as the week unfolds. On the positive side, the marina received our eclipse viewing glasses which are free to the folks here. So, what's happening in your marina?
But Why's the Rum Gone?

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Re: Marina Life

Postby RTB » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:54 pm

More here...but a lot of BS!

http://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_ ... c8cd9.html

The first three responders were people with boats on dock 15, who all went into the water to try and save the driver The officer (if one actually dove into the water) never encountered ANY current! There isn't any here. There were NO witnesses as far as I know 24 hours later! ANY DIVE TEAMS arrived many hours after this happened. Amazing that the Police, Fire Department, and even the Coast Guard had NO ONE prepared, or equipped to go in the water! I guess after a couple of minutes after the incident, it's a moot point. Just a recovery effort.

Having a look today, this was on par with the Dukes of Hazard, or Smokey and the Bandit! At least a 200' jump to clear our docks! Just missed a sportfish and a big catamaran....Wow
But Why's the Rum Gone?

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Re: Marina Life

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:46 pm

As I picked on you on Facebook about that this morning (was in my local newspaper).. anyone going 100+ mph wanted to die..... But like I said there, I don't want to be docked at the end of any street ending at your marina when we cruise up for the weekend.... (plan is October)
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Re: Marina Life

Postby tex » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:58 pm

Man...I must have one of the most boring Marinas around. There just doesn't seem to be much excitement on Longboat Key during off-season, although we recently had a double murder/robbery at an Island hotel. If that Caddy would have launched itself at 50 mph instead of 100, it could have been worse for someone else.
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Re: Marina Life

Postby tex » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:50 pm

Well, today was a happening time at the Marina. The staff didn't check the creamer for the coffee in the morning (the marina offers free coffee and a muffin to members), and several regulars nearly up-chucked from the surprise first sip. Well, there you go.......that's about it from Longboat Key!
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Re: Marina Life

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:35 pm

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The excitement off our boat in our marina...
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Re: Marina Life

Postby tex » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 pm

Did you get that old fish out again?!
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Re: Marina Life

Postby scallywag » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:55 pm

Wow! Great fish! Is that a $20,000 or $30,000 catch? I caught one but it was not that long.

John :lol:
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Re: Marina Life

Postby scallywag » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:22 pm

I was told the St. Augustine City Marina is closed. Call ahead....
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Re: Marina Life

Postby scallywag » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:26 pm

There is Marina Life and living on the hook. Just thought I would highlight Janice aboard Seaweed. She has an interesting BLOG about her life.

http://janice142.com/

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Re: Marina Life

Postby Schmit » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:21 am

I just checked out Janice's blog and it's wonderful. I've spent a good hour just reading through the posts. Thanks for suggesting it, Scallywag.
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Re: Marina Life

Postby janice142 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:15 am

Thanks so much. I appreciate the nice compliments.
The website is my legacy, (along with Baby and the Grand)

We are so blessed to be able to lead this life. Every day keeps getting better.

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Re: Marina Life

Postby ka8uet » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Wdell, let's see. I've a whole summer's worth of stuff from our marina. FIrst, the ramp to our dock came off the hinges at the bulkhead end, making it VERY DA :D :D NGEROUS to go up or down. So I called the marina office, and they came and tied it off to the nearest palm tree, assisted by a front end loader. They did get it fixed. We now have a new, VERY STURDY attachment to the bulkhead. Also, the fire in the broken electrical wires was fixed and the dock completely rewired. And a couple of weeks ago there was an enormous bang ( blown gtransformer, I think) and all the lights in the marina and the restaurant went out. This was at 12:29am, so I called and left a message on the phone. It was fixed by 12:34pm.
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Re: Marina Life

Postby RTB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Nothing much exciting around here lately. So strange to have boats running south to avoid a hurricane. Florence sure is a different storm. I have seen some weary sailors, after they made the long run outside to here from as far away as Wilmington, NC. Others from Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. Every one I met was relieved to get here. So, for now we have some friendly, happy, refugees.
But Why's the Rum Gone?

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Re: Marina Life

Postby tex » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Well it’s sure a good thing they start out grateful, cuz they might be there for a while. ;)

The only thing happening at our local marina is red tide, and that could be here for a while too.
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