Anecdotes you get!
A 48" draft trawler
in the family
half looped it in early 2013 (Dec/Jan/Feb.....) grounded twice in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
and Illinois River sections. Most likely due to operator error, late late season pool elevation maintenance
, and lack of local knowledge.
Rest of the way to Mobile, never saw anything less than 14' on the DS.
Its all mud, just don't have a wing keel!!!
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