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post #543 of Old 06-05-2014
TerralTheSeeker
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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Sigh. Two weekends ago in Pensacola Bay on Fairweather (Catalina 25), headed into Big Lagoon traversing the narrow channel between Sherman Cove (NAS Pensacola) and 'Roberston Island' where people anchor on the beach to do some partying. After hanging out in Big Lagoon (1st time ever anchoring on my own) decide to try the OTHER channel closer to the outlet to the Gulf and lo, I ground. Fortunately I got off the hidden sandbar with a mere turn in reverse with the outboard and off I went...to be grounded again. Apparently the sand shifts a lot there at the entry/exit to the Gulf so now I'll be keeping a close eye out and operating with heightened paranoia from here on out.


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