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What a day, my boat has brakes !

Old 05-23-2020, 06:04 AM
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Default What a day, my boat has brakes !

I’ve been on this water and in this area for over 10 years ...


Took the family out yesterday around 12 pm for a quick cruise.
left the dock and decided to go to Tices Shoal in the Barnegat Bay ...

I wanted to go “more north” of where we usually go...

no one around.
was reading 6.7’
doing a good 24kn
to 0
depth was still showing 6.7..... oh no. Now it changed to .4
look down- “shoot”

Took off my shorts and jumped in, in my boxers - water to my knees (“this can’t be good, 13k lbs”)
try and push / pull ... yeah right

said f it - low tide is now, it’ll float sooner or later
fired up the grill

Was a nice day - but was cold , and no sun

around 1445 I looked to the south and couldn’t see the lighthouse. Looked over to the west - and was loosing the main land .. rain incoming
Cold, hard, annoying rain. Sent family in cabin to hang out.

made the call to TowBoatUS
eta- 1545

he comes - very professional.
couldn’t get me out since he was also in ~1’ and losing the tide
he said he would come back in 2-3 hours when the tide comes back in.

As he leaves ... he gets stuck for about 20-25 mins.😂

now it’s cold and I’m wet
can’t fire up the generator, since I’m in the sand.

he comes back at 1915
gets me out and freed.


what a day.
what an amateur.
and on Memorial Day Weekend to boot.

happy weekend !!!
I can laugh about it now - but starboard engine won’t trim up anymore ...





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C’est la vie..

I shivered when I read “water to my knees”, 55°?...

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Was that captain chuck or captain rich?


Not that I’ve ever done that or needed them

well, maybe once

okay twice
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Ouch, any damage?
The local Tow Boat franchise posts their tows on social media - never liked that.
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Happens to everybody, it was just your turn, did seatow try to pull you out with line attached to cleat? Thought that was a no-no....
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Lol. Who are we to judge.

Nice boat and nice dog BTW
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they should not do that unless distant photos, no registration numbers, no faces imho
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Great dog photo, he looks happy.
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The tip off should have been “go to Tices Shoal“. Shoal implies the water isn’t too deep and you should go slow and watch depth. Add in that it was a new moon yesterday so Low tides lower than normal.
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I will never understand how people run up on sand bars.
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Ah, yes, that moment when you realise that the echo sounder actually gives you the depth of where you were, not where you are, depending on speed....
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I’d like to see some elbow grease and a Brillo pad on that grill...
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Originally Posted by PapaG399 View Post
Great dog photo, he looks happy.
I think he's got that "I gotta pee" look, lol
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
I will never understand how people run up on sand bars.



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You are lucky you had a cabin, just think how much fun that would have been in a CC
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well, you had a grill. So you got that going for ya
Decided not to walk across Barnegat ?
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If you don't hit bottom in Barnegat Bay. You're not using your boat enough
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Originally Posted by Burgmane View Post


Good catch
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Yea, no shame in that. We can't even remember to put the plug in!!!!
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
I will never understand how people run up on sand bars.
The dog was driving. They don't see color.

Originally Posted by H20Rat View Post
I’d like to see some elbow grease and a Brillo pad on that grill...
I don't think steel wool is a good idea on stainless. I'd rather see lobsters on that grill.

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