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53 minutes ago, 12 metre said:

Here is the thread that is the genesis of the saga: 

Basically, he picked up a beautiful Peterson 1/2 Ton named Scorpion .  Beautiful boat, but a woody, so hard to sell.  I assume he got it for next to nothing though because it was for sale about 8 years ago with no takers i was aware of.

His first voyage wasn't much - mainly a bunch of bluster as far as i could tell since he was constantly moving the goal posts on what he planned to do and on which boat (he talks about some type of Hobie beach cat as well IIRC).

The rescue if my memory serves me correct was simply a matter of Scorpion coming loose from it's mooring and drifting off to a dock or some other hard place during a storm. He had some help recovering her but she was pretty much unscathed from the incident I believe.

Nice photo of Scorpion below.  Looks like it was taken on Feb 14 of this year - sometime after said incident.

 

 

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Oh man.... what a bummer, the boat is so cool! Makes me sad that he didn't even care enough to try to wrestle the main back up or jury rig any other sail and stay with her. 

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9 minutes ago, BlondeWithFreeBoat said:

Oh man.... what a bummer, the boat is so cool! Makes me sad that he didn't even care enough to try to wrestle the main back up or jury rig any other sail and stay with her. 

He’s a clueless idiot that doesn’t listen, it’s not really surprising. 

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Kind of makes me wish I had taken him up on the free boat offer.  Would have been costly to get it up into Canada - plus the border was shut down shortly after he made the free boat offer.  But it would have been cool to have a one off later generation Peterson half ton.

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2 hours ago, BlondeWithFreeBoat said:

Some of the commenters seemFrom what I can tell, the boat is also still out there and will either end up wrecked or will be a hazard to others on the water. All around, not great. 

Unlikely to be "out there". The prevailing NW'lys have been blowing for weeks. Surely it has run ashore somewhere. Even in Monterey Bay the shoreline beach is not carefully watched. Could be easily sunk in the shallows of a beach before being noticed. Elsewhere the coast is rocky cliffs where it could be hidden, sunk near shore, or ground to bits in hours. Nobody is looking for it.

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54 minutes ago, El Boracho said:

Unlikely to be "out there". The prevailing NW'lys have been blowing for weeks. Surely it has run ashore somewhere. Even in Monterey Bay the shoreline beach is not carefully watched. Could be easily sunk in the shallows of a beach before being noticed. Elsewhere the coast is rocky cliffs where it could be hidden, sunk near shore, or ground to bits in hours. Nobody is looking for it.

when it comes ashore, is fish fuck not responsible for it?

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2 minutes ago, basketcase said:

when it comes ashore, is fish fuck not responsible for it?

And you think that’ll make any difference? 

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24 minutes ago, mad said:

And you think that’ll make any difference? 

well, normally no. but come on, i can be optimistic in this case....maybe fish's feet will be held to a fire.

 

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Iirc back in the original thread FF was talking about getting rid of sails that came with the boat "to eliminate weight." Some tried to tell him bad idea. I think we got him to put a reef in once, can't remember if it was a boat he was taking care of (????) or his. 

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99% chance it is in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Serious people therein. Could exert force if they felt like it. FF probably a deadbeat though.

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Shit

If i was rescued in those conditions I'd be so embarrassed I'd hide anywhere I could. Sounds like it was a nice day (night) for a laser to be out sailing!

I hope USCG sends him a humungous bill for wasting their time and putting crew at risk.

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Crossing the gulf of california last summer in pretty shitty conditions, we heard a Pan Pan call from a boat that a crewmember onboard that was so seasick and panicked that they actually stopped breathing for a while

Last I heard they made it to cabo and got transported straight to hospital

 

 

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Not wanting anything unsafe for people, or the environment, but let the story play out!

Keep posting FishFood.

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On 5/27/2020 at 2:04 PM, alctel said:

Crossing the gulf of california last summer in pretty shitty conditions, we heard a Pan Pan call from a boat that a crewmember onboard that was so seasick and panicked that they actually stopped breathing for a while

Last I heard they made it to cabo and got transported straight to hospital

 

 

Don’t wanna play Mr. Smartass here, but wouldn’t that be Medico Medico? 
 

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35 minutes ago, 10thTonner said:

Don’t wanna play Mr. Smartass here, but wouldn’t that be Medico Medico? 
 

Pan pan is correct for a medical issue that is not serious enough to warrant a Mayday.

Pan pan medico is old school, and would still be understood but is not current.

Not sure about medico medico, not one I have ever come across.

 

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On 5/26/2020 at 4:51 PM, Irrational 14 said:

Pretty little boat. Too bad it's in the wrong hands.

Really a shame, honestly. Picture from the one night aboard, waiting to see if FF would show up. 20200123_172744.thumb.jpg.dd5e42699e247c400c5e8e25a9a9b694.jpg

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11 hours ago, JohnMB said:

Pan pan is correct for a medical issue that is not serious enough to warrant a Mayday.

Pan pan medico is old school, and would still be understood but is not current.

Not sure about medico medico, not one I have ever come across.

 

Thanks thanks. 

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PAN  PAN is good for any non life threatening event, if for instance someone came across the boat still floating they could issue a Pan Pan call to advise of a vessel at location XY drifting this way as a danger to navigation.

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I agree that the situation seems like it should have been navigable, even with a passenger getting off with the CG.

I've had plenty of bad decisions and moments that were too close to danger for comfort, but never bit off more than I could chew.

Take this memorial day weekend for an example - I have been prepping my old 23 footer that I sail out of SF bay regularly for 2 years, with the idea of finally doing a petaluma-out the gate-to tomales bay run. I scheduled my extra day off (to give me 4 days) 3 months ago. I was watching the weather starting 1.5 weeks prior. Saw that it was blowing steady 25+ knots outside the gate, and regretfully decided to do a delta run instead, which I did and it was great and low drama (despite the small craft advisory which I reviewed and was not concerned about and more than prepared for. In fact that was a bit of excitement B)). I believe I could have made it outside the gate but it would have been a bit too much excitement and danger.

Still even with my small trip, I learned things and came back with a few more ideas I can implement to increase the safety and ability even more.

Glad everyone made it. Hope the boat can be saved and that someone was on the lookout for it.

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11 hours ago, Navig8tor said:

PAN  PAN is good for any non life threatening event, if for instance someone came across the boat still floating they could issue a Pan Pan call to advise of a vessel at location XY drifting this way as a danger to navigation.

That would be a Securite securite no?

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If the boat went aground in the rocks, it is likely that nothing visible remains.  Remember the Aegean hitting North Coronado Island in the Newport to Ensenada race a few years back? The GPS track gave precise coordinates of the wreck site,  but nothing was found until some divers found a few small pieces of fiberglass. Scorpion is wood. The mast is probably hidden in a kelp forest. 

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1 hour ago, Shu said:

If the boat went aground in the rocks, it is likely that nothing visible remains.  Remember the Aegean hitting North Coronado Island in the Newport to Ensenada race a few years back? The GPS track gave precise coordinates of the wreck site,  but nothing was found until some divers found a few small pieces of fiberglass. Scorpion is wood. The mast is probably hidden in a kelp forest. 

what a shame.

 

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Fish Food, if you're still reading this, I hope this episode and the harsh comments here cause you to pause and reflect a lot.  You lucked out on your trip north, and hit some roughish weather, but nothing out of the ordinary for the central California coast. It may have even been a bit on the mild side. You seemed to be a quick learner, and figured out how to get the boat through a nasty bit of ocean, even though you and the boat were not well prepared. But it seems you didn't learn humility before the ocean. It doesn't care about you, and can kill you quickly (or slowly). Most sailors have a healthy fear of that stretch of ocean for a reason. 

It was one thing when you were on your own.  But you put two others in a dangerous situation, because you didn't prepare, and you didn't realize that you were lucky, or blessed, or fortunate, or whatever on that first trip. Perhaps this latest experience will bring with it that typical product of making serious mistakes and suffering the consequences: wisdom - wisdom to be a little afraid, wisdom to be willing to cancel or turn back, wisdom to know how little you really know, and to do everything you can to learn.

Some people prepare and prepare and prepare, and never leave the dock. Bravo to you that you left the dock. Shame on you that you didn't prepare, particularly this second time. You have been given another time; you only lost a boat (a very nice boat, that several people here have fond memories of).  I hope you use this third time well.

 

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4 hours ago, Fiji Bitter said:

A bit of an understatement of a drama where 4 people lost their life.

 

Sorry, i was not referring the Aegean incident in such a crass way. That was heartbreaking. I was thinking that its a shame that a pretty boat like Scorpion was left in the hands of a fuckwit like fish food.

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FishFood,

i don't know how it's arranged in the US... In the Netherlands the lifeboats are from the KNRM which is completely funded by donations... (a bit like the RNLI in UK)

if it's the same in the US donate a lot! (and considering your behaviour keep doing it!)

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It would be great if some young family or person with a love of the ocean finds the boat and saves her from the rocks, claims her, cares for her and enjoys her happily ever after... That’d be the hallmark ending... Alas, real life isnt all glassy seas and laminar breezes. 

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You know...FF had been trying to get rid of Scorpion/Freedom for a while.  It seems to me he saw an opportunity and took advantage of it.  Rather quick thinking, actually.  Hell, for the movie to be relevant in current times it could be scripted as a conspiracy from the get go.  Good looking female fakes a panic attack.....

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3 hours ago, unShirley said:

You know...FF had been trying to get rid of Scorpion/Freedom for a while.  It seems to me he saw an opportunity and took advantage of it.  Rather quick thinking, actually.  Hell, for the movie to be relevant in current times it could be scripted as a conspiracy from the get go.  Good looking female fakes a panic attack.....

Was there insurance?

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The kid should have stayed with the boat. Talk about an adventure ! Alone and adrift, no food or water surviving only on his wits. 

 

 

On second thought.......

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10 minutes ago, Al Paca said:

The kid should have stayed with the boat. Talk about an adventure ! Alone and adrift, no food or water surviving only on his wits. 

 

 

On second thought.......

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I would fucking love to see someone snag her. It looks, aside from the sails, to be just fine. Still floating on her lines even. 

I'm really disappointed that it came to that. It's a beautiful boat, inside and out. Not even that weathered. 

 

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Nice to see that the boat is still possibly alive despite the fuckwit fishfood/tetramin's best efforts. Would be the stuff of legends if someone snagged it. Hopefully someone posts a "what boat is this" thread with it in 10 years.

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Interesting the windage didn't take her ashore. Persistent NW'lys all this time. Time to update those drift models. Looks like a 300 mile beam reach to the SW from HMB area. And doing it in, what, three weeks? Faster than Rimas.

Should I go get it? Two days out of Monterey. Then a tow to SoCal. Then what? Nah.

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17 minutes ago, Team Subterfuge said:

I wonder what the guy who sold Fish Food the boat is thinking now.  "Ah, my old boat is in the News AGAIN."

More like "I wish I had sold that boat to someone remotely responsible".

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26 minutes ago, Kenny Dumas said:

Maybe with the main crumpled on the port side of the boom, she drifts on starboard tack?  

Boats like this will usually lay beam to seas and wind quite reliably. With a proper keel some forward progress, too. Especially if the tiller is restrained a bit as this one likely is. 300 miles in three weeks? 0.6 knots. Next stop is Marshall Islands...my guess.

With one gagged woman and one simple gybe our fuckwit blogger would still have a boat and blog posts.

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On 6/17/2020 at 10:25 PM, DtM said:

Maybe the Ed could go out, grab it and turn it into Anarchy 5.

What's it rate??  Less than 10' beam?   Man, that would be a story.....  

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On 6/17/2020 at 6:18 PM, El Boracho said:

Interesting the windage didn't take her ashore. Persistent NW'lys all this time. Time to update those drift models. Looks like a 300 mile beam reach to the SW from HMB area. And doing it in, what, three weeks? Faster than Rimas.

Should I go get it? Two days out of Monterey. Then a tow to SoCal. Then what? Nah.

Man, go get it!  That boat is trying desperately to live!

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I was involved in a rescue once, as the rescuing skipper. Perhaps Fish Food could give some advice on how I can do better, if there is a next time.

https://www.jamesgblaine.me/rescue-at-sea-a-series

 

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I was part of a rescue of a smaller racing boat out at the SF Lightship. Maybe ‘94? 

It’s a small world, one of my current crew was the owner of the boat we “rescued”. 

it was mainly a stand by, floating over needed equipment, and then a 6 mile tow in rowdy conditions.

owner got one of the Hanson medals.

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17 hours ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Pretty sure it went something like :

*FF*  "It's not me, I'm in control.  Everyone else is the problem." 

Also pretty sure he believes his story. 

 

A case of high self-esteem despite all evidence to the contrary

FB- Doug

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