17 Foot Mako in trouble!

Odin7

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Who else went searching in the dense fog Saturday morning for the 17 foot Mako with engine problems?

I wasn't fishing around Tatoosh, but I stowed the rod and made an hour and a half long slog to the area and then spent another hour poking around in the fog looking for the guy with engine problems. It was as futile as picking fly crap out of black pepper while wearing boxing gloves, but I figured, heck if it was me, I would hope that people would at least try. The fog could have rolled out as fast as it rolled in.

Around mid day when the fog started to clear out, another boat got on the air and asked if that guy was still in need of assistance. The Coast Guard replied that the boater was on his way back to Neah Bay on his kicker. Since when?

My reaction? WTF? Did he always have a working kicker? If he did, he never had an engine problem, just a speed problem.

Note: Having a Ritchie compass was a good thing. Nineball commented on his post about his chartplotter not giving current direction when travelling at slow speed. Same with me. Easy to get twisted around in the soup. The old school compass turned out to be one of the most important pieces of gear on my boat that morning.

On a more positive note, once in the area, I fished for Rockfish and caught some of the biggest ones ever...caught by anyone. The fillets are as big as a loaf of Italian bread. (Sorry Josh, I know that is supposed to go in the "Fishing Report" section! :frehya2:)
 

Odin7

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Download the navionics app to your phone so you have another option. Great little app
Cool. Do I need cell coverage? None out there with AT&T. It is the furthest NW corner of the continental U.S.
 

swami 805

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Good on you for trying, an update from the boater or CG would have been nice
 
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LJB

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Well good on you for screwing up your day trying to help possible saving someone.. !!!!
 
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EJ Swanny

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Cool. Do I need cell coverage? None out there with AT&T. It is the furthest NW corner of the continental U.S.
That's why I switched to Verizon....not trying to give any plugs out to any service, but I found Verizon works well at NB and while we were on the Canadian side by Orcas. Just FYI for you all....another working tool in the kit can't hurt...
 

Captain Decent

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I don't think it's a bad idea to alert the coast Guard that you are limping in on auxiliary power. Coming around tattoosh on a kicker isn't a sure bet.

You don't need to call for assistance in that situation but call to keep them aware of it in case you go missing or it turns into an emergency.
 
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Odin7

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I don't think it's a bad idea to alert the coast Guard that you are limping in on auxiliary power. Coming around tattoosh on a kicker isn't a sure bet.

You don't need to call for assistance in that situation but call to keep them aware of it in case you go missing or it turns into an emergency.
I see your point and agree. It was glass smooth Saturday morning BUT the fog was as thick as hookers on the last day of Team Spirit in Korea (I date myself).

None the less, I would have followed him in if he needed someone to ride wing man. As it was, we were all looking for a moving target.
 

FVSerenity

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That's why I switched to Verizon....not trying to give any plugs out to any service, but I found Verizon works well at NB and while we were on the Canadian side by Orcas. Just FYI for you all....another working tool in the kit can't hurt...
My freind has Verizon and it’s in fucking believable how far out that shit works
 

viking360

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Don’t need cell service for your gps to work. OnX maps is the shit. That being said, Verizon does work out at swiftsure.
 
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Waterdog~

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Can you hear me now.........pics of loafs of. Bread?......
 
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TonyG

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That's why I switched to Verizon....not trying to give any plugs out to any service, but I found Verizon works well at NB and while we were on the Canadian side by Orcas. Just FYI for you all....another working tool in the kit can't hurt...
For Neah and San Juans alone, I'd never consider converting from Verizon.
 
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TonyG

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I always think it’s weird that AT&T doesnt use your GPS location before sending you those dang welcome to Canada messages
On verizon, every time I drive out there, just before I get to snow creek, I get a notfication about latching on to Canada. But then it stays on USA Verizon no matter how far out I go into canada on the water.
 

keithsalmon

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T-mobile works in Sekiu and Neah Bay this year. Service has been good almost to Swiftsure. No endorsement implied, as we were going to buy a Verizon pay by the minute phone this year to make sure we had service up there. I like sexting the wife so I gotta have service......
 

TonyG

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T-mobile works in Sekiu and Neah Bay this year. Service has been good almost to Swiftsure. No endorsement implied, as we were going to buy a Verizon pay by the minute phone this year to make sure we had service up there. I like sexting the wife so I gotta have service......
What's her number?
 

Chuck Bronson

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I always think it’s weird that AT&T doesnt use your GPS location before sending you those dang welcome to Canada messages
The physical location doesnt matter. Those messages are triggered by serving network which is chosen by the device based on signal strength (additional other contributing factors as well, but wont go in to that). The message is then triggered by the change in serving network.
 

TonyG

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The physical location doesnt matter. Those messages are triggered by serving network which is chosen by the device based on signal strength (additional other contributing factors as well, but wont go in to that). The message is then triggered by the change in serving network.
Depends. When I cross the border at blaine, it switches over to CA service on the exact boundary line.

At sea, it does not.
 

Chuck Bronson

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Depends. When I cross the border at blaine, it switches over to CA service on the exact boundary line.

At sea, it does not.
Depends. When I cross the border at blaine, it switches over to CA service on the exact boundary line.

At sea, it does not.

Its easier to manage on land than on water. Yes going across border crossings it is very close to being dead on. There are tools that help manage that, in addition to the RF engineering. Much more difficult to manage on water though. :cheers: