I had lost
part of my navigational electronics
, given old information on sand bar, low tide, and I ran aground. We saw the sand bar before hitting it, but did not have time to miss it. We ended up with about 25' of our stern with our starboard side to the waves fitting us at around 120*. I made a bad choice and did not account for the shallow water
and prop wash.
I did call the coastguard to find out where find out where the current
channel is and we also talked about the tides. It was clear that it was not an emergency
and gave us a heads up that we were going to get inspected very soon.
As we were using our dinghy
to set out an anchor
near the channel we were contacted by a rescue
vessel and made it clear we did not want any assistance at this time. We set the anchor
and put up our anchor ball.
vessel that (I had no connect with) trying to make money
and on there approach snagged our an anchor rod with his port outboard
as they tried to pass within about 15' of our bow. One of there crew members tossed us a line and with us not wanting there help or them saying they were in distress
I let it slid over board. I called the coast guard about the accident
. They then pulled up to our starboard side I got part of there information and they backed away and were messing with there port outboard
. After about 10 minutes the left.
About 4 hours after grounding we were able to pull our self free using our anchor. The chain had a bunch of nicks and had some issues with it passing in our chain wheel
Once at the dock
we contacted rescue company about replacing our chain and there claiming we did not help there vessel that was in distress
. I also contacted my insurance
This morning they came out to the dock
trying to get us to pay for there damaged outboard and for them helping us. I gave the him our insurance
contact information and he refused to give us there insurance information (found it on the net).
In my 14 years of owning boats I have never run into any issues like this and wondering how long It would take for an outcome?
Dose anyone have any advice?