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CGAux26

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2008, 22:05:16 »
Yes, Captain Jack, hip tow checkoff is a biggie on the CX list.  IF I was still active in the CG Aux, and IF I still lived in your neck of the woods, I coulda checked you off.  I taught and checked off probably 2 or 3 dozen CX candidates over the years.  But I'm Retired from the Aux now.  It became not fun with all the constant moves toward LE and HS.
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2008, 19:14:46 »
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Former Navy by any chance?
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2008, 19:27:31 »
Very true true, Dave. When I went out into the gulf 35 miles in a 21' center console, and after calculating set and drift from datum, searched for five hours, and after finding stricken vessels, I was told by Station ****** that I was not to take the vessel in tow, but to stand by for another three hours and wait for a commercial salvage operator to arrive, I too decided I'd had  enough. Since that time I've devoted my volunteer efforts to my local fire department, and have now become a senior member with well over a thousand calls under my belt! It's the one place I've found where we do indeed "fight like we train" on a daily basis. And the best part is, someone says "thank you" every once in awhile.
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2008, 23:24:54 »
An illustration of the hip tow, using my new barge and Springer tug.
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2008, 07:47:42 »
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2009, 20:22:51 »
Time to revive this thread...if a vessel approaching you bow to bow, what are is intentions if he blows two whistles? (Horn toots, excetera)
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2009, 21:02:09 »
[THE BLUE PETER IS THE P FLAG OF INTERNATIONAL CODES . I'M ABOUT TO SAIL. It is a blue flag with a white square in the centre of it .                    PUFFIN

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2009, 21:07:41 »
]HI CAPTAIN JACK ; The reason for that is once you put a tow line on the vessel you are responsible for vessel and crew .    PUFFIN

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2009, 21:10:19 »
Time to revive this thread...if a vessel approaching you bow to bow, what are is intentions if he blows two whistles? (Horn toots, excetera)
  HI CAPTAIN JACK ; Is there clear vissability or resticted visability ?

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2009, 21:22:40 »
Jonty,

That is superb !

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2009, 18:10:24 »
Two short blasts when meeting head on indicates an intention to pass starboard-to-starboard, like they drive in jolly old England.  Or it means "I am directing my course to port."
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2014, 12:09:30 »
Hi Folks

If all ropes on board are lines, when do they become hawsers????

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2014, 19:13:13 »
HI JARVO , THERE IS ONE ROPE ON A BOAT ?   WHERE IS LOCATED ?    PUFFIN

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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2014, 22:23:24 »
hi glen  good to hear you    would it be the anchor  rope? tow rope?  regards ray
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Re: Towing terms for the non initiated!
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2014, 23:20:01 »
HI RAY , The only rope on a boat is on the bell all other are lines or hawsers  . ha ha ha puffin