Freaked out some power boaters yesterday!
I've grown up on the waters around here and know them pretty well. There are these huge rocks aptly called "The White Rocks" jutting up out of the water maybe 15 or 20 foot at the mouth of our creek (Rock Creek) in the upper/mid Chesapeake. There is a passage between them. Many people don't know this but the depth is pretty good going between them. The lowest I've ever seen it was 6'. The creek side also has a good steep drop off but the steel mill side is dangerous if you get too close. I've had every boat I've ever owned through those rocks (Including a 30' cabin cruiser I once had), it's sort of a right of passage. Yesterday the wind was just right and there weren't a bunch of boats fishing around them so on our way back in we did the maneuver of what I call "Shoot The Rocks", we went by people who were fishing by the rocks and looking at us like we were Martians. We sailed through and waived, they waived, and we went on our way. So now the boat is officially mine.
NOTE: I haven't taken a depth reading since I last ran my old cabin cruiser through there in 1997 and I didn't have my depth sounder on yesterday so I don't know if there has been any changes down there to affect depth such as rock slides or sunken vessels, I'll have my depth sounder on next time as I should have yesterday.
2000 Catalina 320
1993 Macgregor 26S
1981 Hobie H16
19?? Sol Cat
Many, many power boats
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Last edited by swampcreek; 10-10-2010 at 11:09 PM.