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post #8 of Old 09-11-2011
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But now I am scared to death to head back out. And I'm not going to know about the damage until we take the boat out of the water in the fall (we have to have it lifted out).

Does anyone have experience in this area?????
Have a diver do an inspection. Also check your bilge and keel bolts. Are you making water that you weren't before? It is entirely possible that no structural damage was done.

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Should I have NOT gone out 3 days after heavy rainfall?
Why would you not go out? Bumping into a submerged object could happen any time, heavy rain or no.

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And how do I know where that THING that I hit is resting now????
You don't. Just go slow next time you transit the area where you hit it.

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Things like that just add stress to something that is supposed to be FUN
If you want an activity that is guaranteed 100% safe, stay in bed.

Last edited by Fstbttms; 09-11-2011 at 12:21 AM.
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