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Old 10-07-2007
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When I first got the boat I was sailing in the famous Race out by Fishers Island. There were about 20 small boats with guys fishing. I assumed that they were NOT anchored although the depth there might have been in the 20' range.

So I sailed skilllfully right through the lot and snagged one guys anchor line. Boy you shoulda seen his face as he began following me!

I had to cut his line... take his address and send him money for new ground tackle. WOW that was embarrassing. Luckily no one got hurt and no boats were damaged.

I now stay away from these guys with fishing poles out.. some are drifting and some may be anchored and usually right in some channel or fairway.

my bad

jef
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