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Don1500 10-09-2013 06:29

Seen at sea
 
Saw this at sea yesterday, reported it but thought it should be posted here:

Time: 10:30 AM
Latt: 31 02.80N
Long: 81 25.35W
Current was north @ .5 knts
Looks like a piece of gypsum.
https://THEROAMINGNOMAD.COM/blogpic/Outatsea.jpg

Or a landing place for sea birds.

Rakuflames 10-09-2013 06:38

Re: Seen at sea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Don1500 (Post 1335923)
Saw this at sea yesterday, reported it but thought it should be posted here:

Time: 10:30 AM
Latt: 31 02.80N
Long: 81 25.35W
Current was north @ .5 knts
Looks like a piece of gypsum.
https://THEROAMINGNOMAD.COM/blogpic/Outatsea.jpg

Or a landing place for sea birds.

Love your "location" comment below your avatar!

rebel heart 10-09-2013 06:49

Re: Seen at sea
 
Piece of drywall? I'm not a home construction guy but isn't that pretty soft stuff?

MarkJ 10-09-2013 07:40

Re: Seen at sea
 
FAD Fish agregating device

rebel heart 10-09-2013 08:24

Re: Seen at sea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkJ (Post 1336016)
FAD Fish agregating device

That's kind of what I was thinking, but just on a random drift? Had to have broken off from something.

Regardless, better be trolling a lure when you go past that thing.

Jim Cate 10-09-2013 08:34

Re: Seen at sea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel heart (Post 1335950)
Piece of drywall? I'm not a home construction guy but isn't that pretty soft stuff?

Yep, and I don't think that it floats, either.

Lots of stuff floating about in some areas, so it's surprising that there are not more collisions with that crap (PNW area maybe there ARE a lot of collisions!).

Cheers,

Jim

MarkJ 10-09-2013 09:21

Re: Seen at sea
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel heart (Post 1336066)
That's kind of what I was thinking, but just on a random drift? .

I dont think it looks random. They are bits of aluminum foil up on sticks on it?

Radar reflector. So the fishermen lay it in a known spot and then go look for it an a few days time and grab the Mahi Mahi that have congregated underneith :)

It maybe anything, of course, its hard to see from here... but in the area you are in theres lots of poor local fishermen?


Mark

Don1500 10-09-2013 11:47

Re: Seen at sea
 
No aluminum reflectors, just a flat board, nothing sticking up.

It was about 6 miles out due east of Sapelo Sound, GA

River Cruiser 11-09-2013 12:22

A old river rat told me one of the things that can cause the most damage is hitting a piece of plywood after a flood, it'll float just under the surface & plays hell with the dangly parts.


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