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Outboard Overboard!!

posted Jul 17, 2014, 5:22 AM by Bob Mueller

Always make sure you're motor mounts are tightened up well.

USCG rescues 3 near Kellys Island

posted Jun 19, 2014, 4:42 AM by Bob Mueller   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 4:47 AM ]

The Coast Guard rescued three men from Lake Erie early Wednesday after their fishing boat began taking on water and capsized just north of Kelley's Island.  For more information:

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2181918/

The article mentions the benefits of using a VHF Marine radio for distress calls over using a Cell Phone.  Let me suggest one more reason:  There are many areas of Lake Erie in U.S. waters, where your cell phone will switch to a Canadian Carrier.  Just last weekend, my wife's phone switched to Canada while standing on South Bass Island!  While dialing 911 will get you to the authorities in Canada, it may delay the response if your position is in U.S. Waters.

Boat gets a Helicopter ride

posted May 15, 2014, 5:08 AM by Bob Mueller

Watch the Oracle America's cup winner get a helicopter ride from San Francisco Bay to her new permanent home at the Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City, CA.


MARINE SAFETY ALERT!

posted May 3, 2014, 12:19 PM by Bob Mueller

The United States Coast Guard released a Marine Safety Alert concerning Revere Life Jackets.  Revere Model 198RT & 160RT Life Jackets have inadequate snap hooks.  More information about the alert:

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg545/alerts/0414.pdf

Kayak Disaster

posted May 3, 2014, 12:17 PM by Bob Mueller

Here is an interesting story about a Kayak disaster in Florida. Very good read all they way to the end.  It's amazing how the people were laughing about the series of events after it was over.  They almost died, and they never had any idea how close they were to death.

http://ftlauderdaleyakfishingclub.org/porteverglades/anatomy.html


The Age of Sail

posted Mar 21, 2014, 4:34 AM by Bob Mueller   [ updated Mar 21, 2014, 4:35 AM ]

Sailboaters especially, should enjoy this video.  Narration starts about 30sec in:


Mast Walk

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:43 AM by Bob Mueller

Two years ago, Alex Thomson performed a stunt on his sailboat.  While his IMOCA 60, Hugo Boss was underway and heeled over, he walked on the keel that was exposed from the water.  This year he performed a new stunt going the other way on the boat.  She was making approximately 10 knots and she was heeled over far enough for him to walk up the mast and do a high dive.


Unloading Boats

posted Feb 28, 2014, 11:04 AM by Bob Mueller

This youtube video is pretty amazing.  I have seen youtubes of yachts being hoisted from transport ships before.   However, I had not see a ship open up it's hold and start to pull more yachts from below the deck!


Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Prints

posted Jan 8, 2014, 4:59 AM by Bob Mueller

I think these have been available for a while, but I just found them.  You can buy official prints from the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Reenactment.  The wonders of photoshop!  The photos illustrate the tall ships out there alone on the lake, without a gazillion pleasure boaters trying to get up close and personal.

USCG cutter and Laker collide

posted Jan 8, 2014, 4:52 AM by Bob Mueller   [ updated Jan 8, 2014, 4:52 AM ]

The USCG Cutter Hollyhock was breaking ice in front of the Interlake Steamships 990' Mesabi Miner on 7 January when the two ships collided at 10:45 am.

http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=6075:uscg-cutter-and-laker-collide-during-ice-escort&Itemid=231

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