Boarded!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spikedaddy99, Jun 6, 2022.

  1. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    897
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA. / Tidewater
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Not having seen your daughters in over ten+ years I can assure you that if I were one of the cowboys I’d would have stop you as well ! Cheers you’re bless with many people willing to risk life & limb to save you’re boat as long as they & Ot there momma are on board. You better keep you’re life jacket close by
     
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  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Here ya go. Straight outta the marketing deck :)

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  3. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    18 and 20 now John...
     
  4. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    The last time I was boarded they were going to pull up to my strbd, I hollered to them 'stay off my blue gelcoat', I said it nicely though. We were in a narrow spot in the channel with a slight cross wind and I didn't stop, they understood and pulled up to the swim platform so a couple folks could jump on my boat. We motored along with their boat following close behind.

    They never went any farther than you see in the photos. All they checked were fire extinguishers in cockpit, life jackets, boat docs, and my ID. When I went below to get papers I invited them in, said I had plenty of extinguishers down there if they wanted to look at them too and left the door open if they wanted to peak in but they declined. It seemed their interest was only in he boat documentation, who we were, where we were going and where we just came from.
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  5. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Nice. They too boarded on the swim platform. Boat driver was an ace. I asked if they wanted me to continue at idle speed or stop. Bay was flat though. They came up on the bridge to count life jackets, and peaked at my galley fire extinguisher.
     
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  6. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    We were docked last summer a few hundred yards from a major coast guard station. Didn't think about it but we were sitting ducks for inspections. They came walking down the docks around 6pm one day. Dockmate had his guests on board for cocktails and he scrambled and took off as he didn't have all his paperwork with him. I was in he middle of grilling my fresh seabass and they skipped me and went to another neighbor. I was quite thankful that they did not interrupt my dinner to do an inspection even though I was prepared for them to do so. They spent about 30-45 minutes on my neighbors vessel however. From what I gathered they were very respectful of who was doing what and did not look to interrupt anyone's get together or meal time and was very selective as to who they would board for a inspection.
     
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  7. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I think a lot of boardings I see are because of potential running back and forth to Canada, drug activity I'd guess most of the time. One evening they cornered an upper 20's size Cobalt right at the marina ramp. They blocked off the ramps for a couple hrs as they went through the boat and grilled the owner. Many boats accumulated on the water waiting to use the ramp. The Harbor Master went over to complain to them and they put him in his place quickly.

    All I found out about the above incident is that they knew the boater had crossed into Canadian waters, didn't check in anywhere and come back. I suppose they figured he met someone offshore for some illegal purpose.
     
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  8. km1125

    km1125 Well-Known Member

    317
    May 5, 2021
    470
    Cummins QSB6.7
    That's one of the frustrating things just because "they can". I would understand if there's a safety issue where they're trying to isolate someone, but once they have the situation under control they really should pull over to the side, out of the way of normal traffic, and continue their investigation. I have no idea what was going on in that situation, but in similar circumstances I often wonder if anyone onsite is giving consideration to everyone else and making any effort to make their job as unobtrusive as possible to the rest of the public.
     
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  9. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I hear ya. You never know what they could be up to, maybe they're on the trail of some suitcase wmd or something and don't want any distractions. As irritating as it seems I gotta give them some leeway to operate...sometimes.;)
     
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  10. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Our first year in Green Bay some drunk dude was being towed in by a towing company. He wasn't happy with the pace of the tow and told the tow company he had a bomb on board and if they didn't hurry up, he'd blow it. Well, we were coming back to Marinette and were diverted from entering the river by CG, Sheriff, DNR and every other agency with a boat. Marinette has the contract to finish the Navy Littoral Gunships so this was taken even more serious. By the time the CG finished "searching" the boat, it was just about a shell of a hull sitting dragged up onto the ramp by a truck (no trailer). They tore that sucker apart. When we were cleared to go up river, there was shit everywhere on that ramp.
     
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  11. 440 Jim

    440 Jim Well-Known Member

    452
    Feb 11, 2021
    Savannah Bend Marina
    1989 440 Convertable
    Twin 3208T Cats
    Twin 3208T Cats
    I have a friend who did 10yrs active CG, mostly in the Keys, now stationed in Brunswick, in the reserves. He is currently on his annual two week assignmnt there. He will readily confirm that they go after the bikinis...
     
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  12. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    I forgot to add the CG dude wished me happy birthday. M
     
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  13. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 6, 2006
    NC
    CY 3375
    7.4 MPI twin
    My 19 yr old nephew just finished USCG basic training and is stationed at Jones Beach! (NY)

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  14. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River
    '91 250 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo 1
    Good for him. I been told it’s the hardest service to get in. Don’t know, been told.
     
  15. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    897
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA. / Tidewater
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Hope you all are doing well as I have one grandson whom is 18 and another 12. Time flys so enjoy while you can !
     
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  16. nealtrombley

    nealtrombley Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    402
    Apr 7, 2016
    Sw Fl Ft myers
    1988 Sea Ray Laguna Sold!
    2002 Sea Ray 410 Dancer
    2002 Yamaha 250OX66
    twin Cats 350hp
    Lobster season in the Keys, with young ladies on board is a sure target, we got hit 5 times one morning from 7am to 11am...
     
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  17. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    2013 Sea Doo 155 Wake
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    I'm sure it's a nice break from chasing drug dealers...Every job has its unique perks....
     
  18. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    885
    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    So, I was boarded yesterday. I asked for it. Free USCGAUX boat inspection at Belle Maer. Anyway, passed without issues except I had a Kidde fire extinguisher that has been recalled. I had enough without it. So I'll be calling this morning to get my free replacement.
     
  19. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Be sure you insist you want a white one if that is what you want. They ship red by default…
     
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  20. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member

    885
    Oct 6, 2021
    Lake St Clair - MI (Belle Maer Harbor)
    2004 390 DA
    8.1's
    I'll do that. Thanks.
     

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