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Old 02-29-2012, 04:13 AM
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I guess the lesson to be learned here is that you should never go fishing alone. Thanks REW!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:18 AM
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I wonder what you would do as a prepared boater in the following situation:

Lets say that you were 20 miles off the nearest shore.
A storm has come up and you have received a direct lightning strike, which has taken out all of your electronics and motors.
i.e. you have no cell phone, no gps, no trolling motor battery, no main battery, no kicker motor, no depth finder, no two way or marine band radio.

Now, the storm is building and it is going to blow you further off shore.
The sun has set 4 hours before the lightning strike.
Also, the lightning bolt has medically affected two of the 4 folks on the boat.
What would you do?

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All good points and posts.
The unfortunate fact is that too many folks do not consider the "worst" when preparing to go out.

As a result, some of these folks end up with significant issues.

Be safe
REW
What should one do to prepare for this series of events?
What is your plan when you
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that will get you through this series of events? Do you carry a defillibrator in the room you freed up taking all the "extra" tackle off of your boat?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:34 AM
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just sit down place your head beteen your knees and kiss your butt goodbye
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:47 AM
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I wonder what you would do as a prepared boater in the following situation:

Lets say that you were 20 miles off the nearest shore.
A storm has come up and you have received a direct lightning strike, which has taken out all of your electronics and motors.
i.e. you have no cell phone, no gps, no trolling motor battery, no main battery, no kicker motor, no depth finder, no two way or marine band radio.

Now, the storm is building and it is going to blow you further off shore.
The sun has set 4 hours before the lightning strike.
Also, the lightning bolt has medically affected two of the 4 folks on the boat.
What would you do?

REW
This is a pretty far-fetched scenario...it's like asking me, "What's it like to make out with a skinny girl?"

Who knows, but if I ever go get in either situation, I'll let you know how it turned out.... but I just don't see it happening.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:46 AM
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Thump,
As the fellow who said to my son, when he hired him.
"You are being hired because you think outside the box."

I absolutely agree that the scenario that I painted is not very likely to happen. But, the reason that I brought it up is to point out that in spite of our best efforts and having redundant backup - that effort may be insufficient.

So, lets assume that our redundant efforts were insufficient - what then, are we going to do to survive?

Maybe we don't need one, two or three levels of backup. Maybe we need more?

Take care and thanks for your thoughts

REW
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:51 AM
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REW, was that you that I watched on Doomsday Preppers?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:09 AM
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My backup plan would have been to be in safe harbor , NOT 20 miles off shore with storms in the area !

It's likely that anyone that put himself in this situation to begin with, would not have ANY backup plans.

But like they say ,,Sometimes You just can't FIX stupid !
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:29 AM
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my backup plan would have been to be in safe harbor , not 20 miles off shore with storms in the area !

It's likely that anyone that put himself in this situation to begin with, would not have any backup plans.

But like they say ,,sometimes you just can't fix stupid !
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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Anchor then any drift socks would be deployed. Start fishing for food to survive. If either of the guys have difribulator's try and start the boat with that. If the two people with medical problems prove to be worthless use them for warmth until they pass away then take there clothes. Drink beer if you have any left and I guess pray in the end. By the way if you see me on an island with a blond 18 year old just go away I'll be fine.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:39 AM
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By the way if you see me on an island with a blond 18 year old just go away I'll be fine.


Even if the 18 year old is Lance?
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