Sunday, March 18, 2012

104.45

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W

Every day on the Cruiser's Net, they have some trivia questions.  It's hard to do trivia in today's world when so many people have Google in their palm.  My trivia question for readers is too hard for the harbor, but too easy if you use Google.  Google 104.45 and you'll have the answer at the top of the page.  Try is without Google.

What is the significance of 104.45.  Hint, it is highly technical and of special interest to mariners.

On another subject, can a big boat do a "wheelie?"   Today I was going to Burdines to buy some gasoline.  As I approached the old Boot Key Bridge, I saw a startling sight.  A very big catamaran entering the harbor suddenly reared up like a motorcycle doing a wheelie.  Then it backed down and the bow came back down to water level.   What the heck?  They had forgotten that there is an overhead power line near the bridge with 65 feet clearance.  The catamaran's rig was at least 75 feet high.  Darn, if I had only been taking video pictures.

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