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Thickest fog i've ever seen. #13862527 01/26/21 11:49 PM
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Headed out to Benbrook just to fire the boat up and stuff, then this fog appeared in a matter of a few minutes. pretty weird sensation not seeing a thing.

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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13862573 01/27/21 12:16 AM
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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13862637 01/27/21 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by __TX__
Headed out to Benbrook just to fire the boat up and stuff, then this fog appeared in a matter of a few minutes. pretty weird sensation not seeing a thing.

I ran into that right in the middle of Ray Roberts Sunday. Had to rely 100% on electronics to get back and outside of being dangerous, it was pretty cool.


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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13862786 01/27/21 03:38 AM
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Yes Sir need to be extremely careful out there. eeks


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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13862826 01/27/21 04:17 AM
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GPS is your friend...

Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13863017 01/27/21 01:39 PM
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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13863082 01/27/21 02:15 PM
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Yep, been in a few thick fogs also. It can be scary at times.
Hard to imagine trying to navigate without GPS.


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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13863090 01/27/21 02:19 PM
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Scariest thing there is on a day like that is hearing someone using GPS and running wide open.

Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13863216 01/27/21 03:42 PM
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Looks like a power plant lake when they are generating on a cold day in the winter.

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But yet in fog like that I have see countless boats running full speed. And on Rayburn someone passed me fishing maybe 100 ft away in a thick fog running full speed. Don't be that guy.

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And most people arenโ€™t aware of Rules 3, 5, 6, 19, 20, and 35 from the Rules of Navigation, or that they are the law.

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But yet in fog like that I have see countless boats running full speed. And on Rayburn someone passed me fishing maybe 100 ft away in a thick fog running full speed. Don't be that guy.


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Re: Thickest fog i've ever seen. [Re: __TX__] #13864460 01/28/21 02:24 PM
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I just got access to a computer, so I can copy and paste. Here are some excerpts from the Rules of Navigation. I really wish more boaters would learn them, as they are the law. Unfortunately, too many don't even know that they exist.

From Rule 3:
(l) The term โ€œrestricted visibilityโ€ means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms or any other similar causes.
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RULE 5: Look-out
Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.


RULE 6: Safe Speed
Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In determining a safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account: (a) By all vessels:
(i) the state of visibility;


RULE 19: Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility
(a) This Rule applies to vessels not in sight of one another when navigating in or near an area of restricted visibility.
(b) Every vessel shall proceed at a safe speed adapted to the prevailing circumstances and conditions of restricted visibility. A power-driven vessel shall have her engines ready for immediate maneuver.


RULE 20: Application
(a) Rules in this Part shall be complied with in all weathers.
(b) The Rules concerning lights shall be complied with from sunset to sunrise, and during such times no other lights shall be exhibited, except such lights as cannot be mistaken for the lights specified in these Rules or do not impair their visibility or distinctive character, or interfere with the keeping of a proper look-out.
(c) The lights prescribed by these Rules shall, if carried, also be exhibited from sunrise to sunset in restricted visibility and may be exhibited in all other circumstances when it is deemed necessary


RULE 35: Sound Signals in Restricted Visibility
In or near an area of restricted visibility, whether by day or night, the signals prescribed in this Rule shall be used as follows:
(a) A power-driven vessel making way through the water shall sound at intervals of not more than 2 minutes one prolonged blast.
(b) A power-driven vessel underway but stopped and making no way through the water shall sound at intervals of not more than 2 minutes two prolonged blasts in succession with an interval of about 2 seconds between them.
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Back in the day when the Hummingbird Super 60 Flasher was best technology, me and my partner were running the shore line of the Ohio river with another boat in my bass club. It was really foggy but I had no problem following shoreline. Turned out to be a really stupid Idea and almost a deadly one. We came up on to a coal barge that was anchored with no navigation lights on it. It came out of nowhere. I passed within a foot or two of the side of it. Scared the living bejesus out of me and the other bass boat that we were following. I only had a 65 HP johnson on my 16 foot aluminum Sea Nymph bass boat. So we were not going that fast but should have not been running on plane at all. To this day 40+ years later I always with out fail, either wait the fog out or idle only following the shore line when I can. Also offshore humps are off the fishing list until the visibility improves. I fish Fayette 50+ days a year and there are times it is definitely to foggy to run, but there are those that do it anyway. Some people you just can't fix stupid.

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yeah it only lasted an hour or so (till i put the boat on the trailer, of course) and we just idled around. I have pretty good electronics, but since Benbrook is a little low, it's dangerous to go very fast anyway because of the occasional stump you can barely see anyway. And believe me we were listening for other boats just in case. But we just fished back in a cove to be safe.


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