California wild fires

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  1. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    250
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine E120 radar chart plotter GPS autopilot
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    About fifty miles north of us, thousands of people are loosing their homes and a few, their lives to wild fires fuel by our seasonal gusty north winds. A quaint little town called Paradise was lost last night. I visited the boat today and thought I'd hose off the dust but realized I was hosing off the ashes of lives destroyed. I can't help think but for the grace of god go I, as we live on a rural country property that is threatened each year with ruin due to fire. We grumble about the chore of washing the ash off our boats but when we think about the origin of the ash we realize its a pretty trivial problem to have.
    Carpe Diem everyone
     
    strange weather and Blueone like this.
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    A very potent reminder of how blessed we, as CSR members, truly are. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  3. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Yep. Our children own a home near the fires and it is covered in ashes as we speak. Hoping for rain. It was 31 degrees there this morning which will help somewhat, but the area needs rain.
     
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I read an interesting statistic on this fire: It is growing at a size of 8 football fields per minute. That was 24 hours ago. I'm sure it has increased in the pace of growth since then.

    I wonder if folks in CA have learned anything about forest management this summer.
     
  5. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    In a word, NO.

    I pray for the families affected by the fires.

    MM
     
  6. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    They seem to be a little defensive about the subject. Jerry Brown and others always have some sort of theoretical answer to challenges concerning policy. Trump threatened to withhold emergency fire funds if they don't start to manage things better. I understand his point but thought it was a stupid thing to say when folks are hurting.
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Agreed 100%. Some things are better handled/said behind the scenes without the whole world hearing/seeing what is being said.
     
  8. DanW

    DanW Member

    183
    Apr 3, 2013
    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Isleton, CA
    1988 340 Sundancer - "Nautical Smiles"
    1998 Regal 2100 LSR
    Sea Ray - Mercruiser 454
    Regal - Volvo 5.0Gi w/ Volvo-Penta outdrive
    Yes, grateful that we are safe from the fires. After seeing the destruction in Paradise, I don’t complain too much about all the smoke in the Sacramento area.

    Dan
     
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    We spent almost the entire summer in a cloud of smoke. Complain? Not much because I knew of the folks where the smoke was coming from. CA and CA and OR. California, Canada and Oregon.
     
  10. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    And to think Cali has all these clean air mandates instead of controlled burns like years ago to help keep the brush to a minimum. part of the blame is the EPA
     
  11. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    575
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Was on the boat in the Delta this weekend. Air was so thick you could cut it with a knife.
     

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