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Old 05-24-2010, 09:57 AM
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I saw this the Saturday before last on the North side of Anclote Key. As I was pulling up and unfortunately before I thought to get out the camera he was doing a combo of polishing his props, dredging, as well as tearing his impellers to shreds. We pulled up about 7:00 for the sunset the low was not until 8:35 and the next high was at 2:53 a.m. - talk about an extended trip. I hope they had either beer or seatow. Thought you all might be interested.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:08 AM
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Yep, he is STUCK till tide comes back in

I agree hope they had PLENTY OF BEER
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:52 AM
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I know that if I were him I would have been trying to purchase any beer anyone would sell in preparation for the long night. The good news is that he had plenty of time to ensure that his lights were working before hoisting the anchor.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:46 PM
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The had to get absolutely destroyed by no see ums!!
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good time to clean the bottom
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ufg8rmike View Post
The had to get absolutely destroyed by no see ums!!
Mike, we saw him out there that day. I remember when we were leaving (around 4pm) thinking he ourht to move out a little.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:33 PM
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That's just a common " low tide situation", and generally the insult to the pride is worse than the one to the boat... our maximum tide range is from a negative 3' to a positive 13' so we have plenty of opportunities,I've done it more than once...
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The no see ums should have been well fed...
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Gators2000 View Post
Mike, we saw him out there that day. I remember when we were leaving (around 4pm) thinking he ourht to move out a little.
I have seen your boat a number of times she is a looker - how do you like the zukes? We were out of Gulf Harbors where my father keeps a house.

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That's just a common " low tide situation", and generally the insult to the pride is worse than the one to the boat... our maximum tide range is from a negative 3' to a positive 13' so we have plenty of opportunities,I've done it more than once...

I agree been there - done that. This guy did get the dunce award for the failed attempts to get out after getting stuck though. I kid you not he let the motors run with just the bottom of the props in the water for a couple of minutes at what had to be close to full throttle. No good for those twins...
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Some do it on purpose. Easier than constantly adjusting the hooks w/ the tide.
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