Originally Posted by capngeo
Almost pooped my pants once in that very scenario! I was towing another boat; called a Pan-Pan and all...... Then with no warning here comes a couple thousand tons of steel!
@Rak... if you find yourself in the ditch North of Venice Inlet (27°06) give me a holler; I'll buy lunch!
How kind of you! We're hoping to be outside but it depends on so many things.
A little about the boat. This is a Lee Creekmore boat, one of two 30' ones made from its mold
. You can see on the inside where the fiberglass
was hand-laid. Good thing; the hull
is about the only thing that really survived well.
He won the Southern Circuit sailing this boat (name -- Stubby -- I'm sorry but I think that's a goofy name for a racing
boat!) but it changed hands and fell badly into disrepair. A LOT of the deck
will have to be replaced, and we're having to rebuild
and a bulkhead before we try to move her an inch. He lost
the top of the mast
the first time he raced her, but that appears to be a good repair and we're not concerned about it.
The boom goes the full length of the cockpit
, 16 1/2 ft. it has both a bow sprit and a boomkin and carries as much sail as most 40' boats. To compensate for that it has a BIG lead bulb at the bottom of the keel
. it draws 4'10" ...
SO HERE'S THE NEXT BIG QUESTION about the MIami River.
We've been told that since it has so much commercial
traffic (oh yippee!) we just don't have to worry about depth
. In fact we haven't been able to find a detailed depth
chart. Someone suggested moving over to the side for those BIG boats ...
Is there any place on that river where that's a bad idea?