railroad-like object floating in bay - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > General Discussion > Safety

Like Tree12Likes
  • 4 Post By Bay Ranger
  • 7 Post By JoeyWelch
  • 1 Post By Jason
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-05-2020, 01:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 661
Default railroad-like object floating in bay

Friend was heading towards the "pass" the other day from Villa Venyce and almost ran over what he described as a huge piece of wood that looked like a railroad tie. He said that not much was above the surface. He said that it had bolts in it. He called the CG on Ch 16 and gave them the GPS position. CG didn't say whether they would send a response out to do something with it - said CG seemed pretty uninterested. Friend tied a cheapo life preserver to it and continued on.



Be careful out there. Friend said that if he had hit it it could have put a hole in his hull at the speed he was going.
Bay Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2020, 05:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Trigger
 
O-SEA-D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 395
Default

Crazy! The object you described sounds like an object I hit 20 miles offshore this summer. Put a nice gouge on my keel.
O-SEA-D is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2020, 07:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
BananaTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 13,137
Default

I wonder if it is one of the many wood cushions from pile driving the new 3 mile bridge
__________________
Peace
BananaTom is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2020, 08:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 194
Default

That was my first thought when I read this but those pads were more square. I always thought rail ties were elongated square shaped lumber. Maybe 10 x 10 and X feet long.
LY-zer is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2020, 08:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
JoeyWelch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bay Minette, Al.
Posts: 8,758
Default

Can’t believe anyone hasn’t made a Massachusetts joke yet. Y’all are slowing down.
Snagged Line, DLo, John B. and 4 others like this.
__________________
TRUMP 2020!!!

Blazer Bay 2170 Yamaha 200

JoeyWelch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2020, 08:01 AM   #6
*^* JaiBo *^*
Grand Slam
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: (North Baker,FL) KRISPY KREME pro staff!
Posts: 27,684
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyWelch View Post
Canít believe anyone hasnít made a Massachusetts joke yet. Yíall are slowing down.

Dang it you ruined it!!! As soon as I read the thread I had a response!!! hahaha
JoeyWelch likes this.
__________________
Boatless Again, How long? Who knows...






Philippians 1:21

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


Jason is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2020, 08:06 AM   #7
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Sailorboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: visit Pcola regulary
Posts: 291
Default

From what i know about the Mass,,, it was steel/iron so i assumed it was still floating around. Clearly the OP described "wood".
Accuracy counts
Sailorboy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2020, 11:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Crystal River, FL
Posts: 4,174
Default On my first charter in 1963 I hit a black cable drum in Destin Pass.

Luckily the owner of the boat I was running was about 50 feet ahead of me and to my Stbd side in his new boat. He never saw the drum until I hit it. Chubby Destin was a mile or outside the pass and said he'd glanced off something in the channel about 10 minutes earlier. I wasn't so lucky, losing 2 shafts, 2 struts and a rudder. Dang near sank. Huge damage. Very hard to live that one down. A Monkey boat found the drum next as I recall. I shudder to think of what problems that drum could cause on a 4th of July weekend these days.

Reporting a dangerous floater is absolutely the thing to do. I would have expected the CG to tell you to stay with it until they could get there and neutralize the danger. A railroad tie is a hazard to navigation for any type vessel There was a fatality south of here when a fast boat hit a barely floating lawn chair. Quick deceleration from 50 to 0 threw a passenger into the dash.

I've never hit a turtle but it happen, much to the dismay of the turtle and sometimes the boat and it's occupants.

I often think of the boats that pass me in the fog running 30 Kts. Of course, that's no more dangerous than driving on the Interstate in driving rain. Folks just don't pay attention to floaters. Swimmers heads are hard to see too.
__________________
Captken
http://www.panhandlefishingbooks.com/
captken is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2020, 10:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pace
Posts: 1,783
Default

My buddy took a picture of it the other day
Attached Thumbnails
railroad-like object floating in bay-8dd4b1e4-afc7-4a42-98d2-d19ec1291bc0-jpg  
stevenattsu is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2020, 11:09 AM   #10
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 5,783
Default

I cruised put Sunday with the pontoon, from chico to fort Pickens area, I didn’t see it. I found the sunken shrimp boat.!
wld1985 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.