Not sure where or how to post this safety
notice. I have called the Coast Guard. Got transferred several times. Ended up with the FL fish
. Transferred at least twice. finally talked to some one who said I would get a call. No call.
NOTICE: About 3 months ago traveling out bound from Crystal River, FL following a buddy boat
. At night but good conditions. Traveling in the channel with 7ft or more depth
just left of the center of the channel I hit a solid object that stopped me dead. I busted my lip on the wheel
. First Mate on the bow with spot light banged against the jib
. Well padded but still hard impact. Did not ground.
Not sure what it was. In my Hunter Passage
42 I draw about 4 ft 11. Subsequent dive inspection
shows large dent/impact in leading edge of keel
about 3 1/2 to 4 ft below the water
line. No other damage to keep boats etc found.
LOCATION was: N 28.54.786, W 82.39.149.
If traveling this area be very cautious close to these coordinates. If you know who to report this info to let me know.