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post #8 of Old 12-12-2011
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Originally Posted by J36ZT View Post
Final destination is Florida.

Still in Santa Barbara as the weather is predicted to be nasty today. I have charts and can hook up a GPS to the computer while using the TV as an extra monitor. When I discovered the GPS charts deleted, we were already seeing harbor enterance markers. I know now to trust my instincts and break out some form of charts when entering any harbor. I hadn't studied Half Moon Bay closely enough as we were not planning on stopping there.

What we ran over was likely eelgrass. We were in 150+ feet of water at the time, and it was floating just below the surface in a large tangled ball 30+ feet in diameter. Fastbottoms will be happy to hear I can not recommend running over eelgrass as a way to clean your hull.

Next stop Ventura tomorrow.

Fair winds & Following seas,

Ah yes, Eel Grass, we used to run into big globs of it while commercial salmon trolling, a giant pain in the neck!! At least you were in deep water. Florida!!, a long way to go. Perhaps you could start a blog or post here from time to time, with pictures? Thanks for the reply.

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