how to be paranoid: seeing RTK systems

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2009/08/11

The boat behind us in the channel was gaining speed. A RTK (real time kinematic) Short Baseline GPS system was spotted: what kind of survey boat was this?!? and a fishing rod amid the tide gauges elevation rods?


As the boat  overtook us, it was registered that it was not the receiver of the very high-tech, expensive GPS system, but a scrub brush.

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  1. O Docker said, on 2009/08/12 at 01:31

    The only logical explanation is that this was a secret CIA boat looking for the former KGB sub that everyone knows sank in New York harbor while trying to smuggle out the recipe for Steve’s Key Lime Pie. It’s common knowledge that the CIA camouflages their antennas to look like scrub brushes.

  2. tugster said, on 2009/08/12 at 07:29

    yeah . . . and who says we don’t make anything in “america” or in brooklyn any more??

  3. Mage Bailey said, on 2009/08/12 at 14:11

    I think I will leave the swim to others and make a clean sweep while aboard the little skiff.

  4. Vagabonde said, on 2009/08/12 at 23:54

    Are you sure it was a scrub brush? I thought I heard the Birthers on TV today saying that this is a good place to hide birth certificates

  5. Pat said, on 2009/08/13 at 01:17

    At least this wasn’t too close a brush!

  6. Celeste Maia said, on 2009/08/14 at 06:42

    I love the drawing of the mysterious boat, whatever it was…and will also leave the swim to others.

  7. MonkeyFist said, on 2009/08/15 at 09:35

    Scrub Brush camophlage is used primarily by the Customs Dept

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