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Have you ever hit a hidden sand bar or run aground

Old 10-25-2016, 12:15 AM
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Default Have you ever hit a hidden sand bar or run aground

Today I get to mark running aground off my list of things to do.
Running a place a have fun weekly for the last two plus years .
I managed to get stuck in the mud in a spot be a salt water barrier.
Here is the funny part a few weeks ago I watched a Jon boat get stuck in that same spot
And they got out and actually took out an unbrella and sat in the middle of the river.

My first instinct was to power over the mud when I realized what had happened
But after sitting and thinking I was able to trim the motor up and back off to deeper water.
Old 10-25-2016, 12:42 AM
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I rearranged an oyster reef with my tunnel hull last summer.
Thought it was 12 inches of water...so I went over it slowly. Bad idea. I should have been planed out. It turned out to be about 8 inches on the hump.
Took me 15 min to ease it off that hump. Had a full tank of fuel, 40 lbs of ice, full live well full of shrimp and a 115 lb woman with me.

She wasnt amused at my suggestion that she had gained some weight and needed to get out and wade to help float us off.

Yeah...it's marked on my GPS now. Thankfully, no damage except for my ego.
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A list of who hasn't would be shorter.....
Old 10-25-2016, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mickt243 View Post
A list of who hasn't would be shorter.....
Much much shorter.
Old 10-25-2016, 04:33 AM
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The river I used to go out of would have shoaling warnings every spring....markers moved etc.

In my (worst) case, it was a full moon and incoming tide, so I only needed to wait 20-30 before backing down.It was last day (short sunlight, hence the full moon) of boating, so I had the lowers torn down and new impellers for the next season...good times!

The THT chest thumpers will be on their way with "I NEVER went aground....ever....anyone who does is a _____ boater!" B-)
Old 10-25-2016, 04:45 AM
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If you've never run aground, you haven't been boating long enough!
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:48 AM
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Some people have run their boats aground? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Old 10-25-2016, 04:56 AM
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Confusion reigns supreme when that happens.
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If you haven't been aground then you haven't been around.
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:16 AM
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I just want to know who voted no. There are five people in this poll that just Bought boats within the lsat week?
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There's only two kinds of boaters on the south shore of Long Island...those that have hit bottom and those that will hit bottom.
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"There are five people in this poll that just Bought boats within the lsat week?"

You're calling them out? B-)

Maybe they live in a deep water area w/o sand bars.....do ledges count in the poll?
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Went into Doctors pass inside and was wrong side of markers.... DUH.... tilted up and powered out....
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spent 23 seasons boating in Barnegat Bay..........so yeah...I've run aground a few times ;-)
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:41 AM
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If you ain't been aground, you ain't been around.....Soft mud, back bays for me..pretty much a badge of honor if you are going to get out on the water in my area.
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If you haven't run aground I suspect you spend very little time outside a marked channel
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Originally Posted by mickt243 View Post
A list of who hasn't would be shorter.....

We call their boats Dock Queens , cant run aground if you don't leave the dock .
Old 10-25-2016, 05:52 AM
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The lack of paint on my skeg is a clear giveaway Luckily it's always been soft bottom!
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I have 12 stitches in my leg right now from pushing of a sand bar last week. I guess it did it on the prop as I walked by it. Did not even notice till I got back on the boat that I was bleeding.
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How the hell do you think I got the name "Mud Runner"?

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