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Old 18-05-2012, 21:20   #1
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Slightly Rough Day

We moved from one anchorage to another about 4 miles away today, and a lot sure happened in that short time. I hit a nav buoy, Tamiko says I just kissed it but I say that I got to at least second base, that was a first in the big boat. Then I went aground about a quarter mile away. I heard an odd noise and looked up and saw that my depth was 5.7 feet, we draw 5.5. No problem, it didn't even slow us down much, that was a first in the big boat. Next we were passed closely by a Navy destroyer, then one of those cool new trimaran Navy Warships, then a submarine, and then our engine died right in the middle of the deep draft channel. I got it re-started quickly and then it died again as we were pulling up to the public dock to pump out and take on water. I think, no, I'm sure that it's time to change the fuel filter again.
All that and nothing bad happened really. What a day!
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Old 18-05-2012, 23:03   #2
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Exciting moments for certain. Glad you made it through but how'd you not miss the nav buoy?
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Old 18-05-2012, 23:12   #3
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Sounds like a normal day of boating._____Grant.
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Old 20-05-2012, 07:35   #4
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You forgot to moon the Navy
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Old 20-05-2012, 07:37   #5
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Exciting moments for certain. Glad you made it through but how'd you not miss the nav buoy?
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Old 20-05-2012, 07:42   #6
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Re: Slightly Rough Day

Some of those things are "once in a lifetime" events, so you are ahead of most of us.
Gotta see the silver lining, eh?
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so yer in san diego????
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Was it a Navy bouy you got to second base with?
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