- Nov 22, 2011
Hi, Stu. I think we're still talking past one another here. Let me see if I can do better....Thx for the clarification, Alan. I did go back and read it. And you're right. In my case, what the CCG said was "There is an open mic near..." They did not name a vessel. I have never heard of a CG hail like that where they did so. Not saying they don't, of course, just that in 38 years of sailing, I have never heard one (SF Bay to 2016, now here). Honest question: how would they know?
I did not say that the CG mentioned the exact name of the open mike vessel, which of course they would not know. When I said they called the person "'by name,' as it were" (note the quotation marks around "by name," followed by the qualifier "as it were"), I did not mean that they literally knew the actual name of the vessel. Rather, I meant that they were directing their remarks explicitly to that particular vessel (whatever its actual name might be) vs. a general communication to everyone else but that vessel. And that has been my only point.
Ok. I'll stop beating it to deathHope I made myself understood--this time! And if not, I'll just need to learn to live with it.