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Old 03-02-2015, 15:49   #16
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Well I'm making up for lost time at least... Had to go all the way up and out of biscayne channel. At least the winds are behind me

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You did exactly what I did, and I only draw 5', I went back all the way to stiltsville

Skinny water at high tide scares me, how do you get off when you run aground on a very high tide?


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You did exactly what I did, and I only draw 5', I went back all the way to stiltsville

Skinny water at high tide scares me, how do you get off when you run aground on a very high tide?


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The Hawk Channel is some of the best sailing I have ever done. Love it.
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When we went aground, I didn't have a dingy yet. Had thought I'd kedge off with the anchor, then thought carrying said anchor might be difficult in water depth just over my head . Thought well, I'll float the anchor on life preservers, about that time something large and dark went under the bow. (water wasn't clear at all) turned out to be a Dolphin, but could have been a sand or Bull shark. Needless to say, I changed my mind about the anchor.
Took at least an hour working throttle to get off, Capt. I hired thought his skill at the helm got us off, I think it was the tide. Either way, left a considerable amount of bottom paint, on the bottom that day.
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