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Old 29-04-2013, 18:04   #1
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Cat up a pole

I was cruising south in florida bay today between upper and lower matecumbe keys when I hooked a crap pot , by the time I was able to clear it and get my bearings I noticed a large cat right where I thought the marker should be . As I get closer I noticed a beautiful 44' lepoard cat not moving and the water line at the bow about a foot higher then the stern. He had taken a steel marker pole right up the tunnel and was hung up. No holes he said, so I was able to pull him of by the stern and go on my way These are the best pictures I took with my phone Notice the bent steel I beam
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:22   #2
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I was cruising south in florida bay today between upper and lower matecumbe keys when I hooked a crap pot , by the time I was able to clear it and get my bearings I noticed a large cat right where I thought the marker should be . As I get closer I noticed a beautiful 44' lepoard cat not moving and the water line at the bow about a foot higher then the stern. He had taken a steel marker pole right up the tunnel and was hung up. No holes he said, so I was able to pull him of by the stern and go on my way These are the best pictures I took with my phone Notice the bent steel I beam
8 lives left for that cat! Next time it should look for a different scratching post!
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:52   #3
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Looks like he got one of the boundary markers for the Everglades national Park off Cape Sable. They are charted but not lit. Makes for interesting navigation after dark. Interesting as in "stay farther offshore".
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Seems to happen when you set the autopilot exactly to the marker and get distracted!
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Old 29-04-2013, 20:09   #5
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Typical day in the life of a cat sailor
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Old 30-04-2013, 06:38   #6
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well it was in middle of the day in bright sunshine and they were selling far as I can tell I saw them with their salis up in the distance by the time I got to them ,well they didn't take them down
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