U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Motorcycles, Scooters, ATVs, Boats, Watercrafts, Snowmobiles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-28-2021, 12:04 PM
 
18,475 posts, read 10,399,302 times
Reputation: 32824

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by CorporateCowboy View Post
As I stated previously, saltwater sailing is a different animal (in regard to radio protocol as well, apparently).

I'm trying to think of any time I've used the VHF under sail. In the harbor motoring to talk to the bridge tender, yacht club launch, harbormaster, or dock tender? Sure.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-28-2021, 10:18 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
4,729 posts, read 1,340,956 times
Reputation: 2896
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
I'm trying to think of any time I've used the VHF under sail. In the harbor motoring to talk to the bridge tender, yacht club launch, harbormaster, or dock tender? Sure.
We've all heard the annoying chatter which goes against VHF protocol, particularly relative to specific channels, whether they are ignorant of such or simply choose to ignore it. In fact, I find this annoyance to be (far) more common than 'yelling, cussing', per the OP.

In the past, I primarily used it for operational messaging i.e. potential weather (emergencies) and so on; now, however, there's IridiumGo (with a fixed mast-mount antenna) allowing access to PredictWind Offshore and mail/web apps along with texting, calls, and so on - even Twitter, lol.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2021, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Florida
6,673 posts, read 4,127,779 times
Reputation: 12469
I took some classes offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary many moons ago that were excellent. They explained the hows and whys of operating a boat. One class was general boating, mostly power, and the other was sailing which requires a bit more skill.

Launching a sailboat from a ramp tends to be complicated by power boaters who don't understand that sailboats don't have brakes and can not be put in reverse to slow/stop like a power boat.

I had a cousin who was launching an inboard cabin cruiser from a ramp and the parking brake on the Buick did not hold. They were able to retrieve the car, but they said it always smelled like a fish market afterward.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Motorcycles, Scooters, ATVs, Boats, Watercrafts, Snowmobiles
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top