Emergency small craft missing

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Tunakilla64, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. aquasport18

    aquasport18 aquasport18

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    When you clear the point , or maybe a few miles out , The sea will let you know if its a go, or a no . The rest is up to experience of who ever is at the wheel . I have turned around 3 times in ten yrs and glad i did . Forecasts arent always spot on as most of you captains have found out . IF it doesnt look right turn it around . beat em up a little . thank god they are safe . B
     
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  2. Trout.com

    Trout.com Member

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    Praise the Lord!!!
     
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  3. stormwater

    stormwater Well-Known "Member"

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    Heard that Pon Pon come over the radio last night on our way back to Dana from butterfly. It was really rough. They are very lucky they weren’t there. My buddy and I couldn’t help but fear the worst as it was really sloppy and the description of the vessel and time of night had us pretty bummed for those dudes. Was relieved when they canceled it.
     
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  4. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Glad they made it back OK.
     
  5. onehottip

    onehottip Member

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    Man reading this thread puts a knot in my stomach. The thought of people drowning out in our playground. Makes no sense to me. Respect is needed out there everyday. I think all of us need to lead the way by setting examples of respect and courtesy and most of all safety to each other. Maybe the kids can learn by watching us.
    Let's all set the example of seamanship. Be safe captains, your passengers life's are in your hands. Rant over.

    Ps I'm glad it all worked out ok.
     
  6. REELCLOSE

    REELCLOSE Well-Known "Member"

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    From father to father in glad your boy got back in safely. My son is 22 and I still worry about him like he's 12. Lol.....
     
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  7. BrentH

    BrentH Member

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    Hopefully they read this.... By not replying time and resources were spent on a search that could have been avoided.
    Hopefully this is a lesson to everyone (myself included) about what’s required when we venture offshore.
     
  8. bajabills

    bajabills Well-Known "Member"

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    It's this type of wanton disrespect for life that causes
    Bronzed memorial statues to be erected of men at sea , who went .... when they shoulda stayed home.

    For ALL you 18 ft mc Gregor owners thinking of doing something like this remember this...
    ...your boat floats like a shovel when full of water.
    On the 43...it's a death wish.
     
  9. fishforfun2

    fishforfun2 Hunter Gatherer

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    I was on the Spirit of Adventure last week out there and our largest fish was around 290#. To go out there and fish for these giants you need to be really ready. We broke 2 gaffs on fish and used 4 gaffs on a couple fish. We watched 3 guys on a 23' or so Parker that had a hell of a time getting there fish on board! To do it on an 18' aluminium with 2 guys is not the way to go and can sink you boat. Just saying
     
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  10. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    First there not mc gregors ,they are gregors .Second I'm not sure the year CG mandated they be filled with foam but mine is a '96' and it is foam filled.Mine has been to the 43 a couple times ,you gots to pick your days and know the prevailing weather.
     
  11. queenfish

    queenfish Well-Known "Member"

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    Odd, on Friday fishing the Coronados I heard a call on ch 72 for assistance.
    Two young guys in an 18' Grogor aluminum said they were broken down at the north end of South Island and that "Vessel Assist" was not responding.
    I contacted SeaTow and was able to hook them up.
    The two guys had only a handheld vhf and no GPS.
    Sea Tow did pick them up.
    Any chance it is the same guys?
     
  12. bajabills

    bajabills Well-Known "Member"

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    Yep ..stupid is, as stupid does.
    Weather in a mcgregor, or Gregor, or a groger.
    Depending on your little block of foam is never a
    Good idea....stupid Is,,,as stupid Does.....Weather you do it several times or not.
     
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  13. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    I'm not passing judgement.
    My dad launched me and my bud in a 12' aluminum skiff in 1974, I was a senior in HS. We were going to fish from Zuniga to the Del.
    But the water was glass at 6:30.
    So my bud and I decided our best decision was to go to the South Coronado island.
    We started back at 1pm. Wind picked up, and was a 3 hour, cautious ride home.
    My dad was pissed to say the very least. I was about to get my ass seriously kicked when my dad saw the limits of yt. He'd never caught one.
    I couldn't take the boat for months. I learned.
     
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  14. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    :Beat_Them:Beat_ThemBAD BOY
     
  15. Otto

    Otto Well-Known "Member"

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    With deep water on both sides of the 43 and the 43 so shallow in comparison, when there is a lot of water flow, it can create giant surf conditions. Since the waves generally come from the northwest, being southeast of the 43 can put you on the receiving end of big waves. Rough waves happen and can consume about 3 normal waves for a giant wave out of nowhere.
     
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  16. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    Point taken Forest :D
     
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  17. Mike Rudovsky

    Mike Rudovsky Newbie

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    Absolutely sound the alarm
    So glad they’re ok
     
  18. apogee

    apogee My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic

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    Well..I guess this counts as experience....Ap
     
  19. ScaleyOne

    ScaleyOne " I never met a fish I didn't like"

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    Lack of respect has killed many a fisherman and boaters.
     
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  20. Mick

    Mick fishdivesurf

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    Glad they made it back ok, I count on my fellow fishermen to have our backs so I'm always willing to help those in need from bait, a cold drink to offering a tow. There's an African proverb that says, "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." It's the hard knocks in life that soften out our rough edges. Shape us into something more refined and resilient.
     
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