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post #3 of Old 01-12-2012
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Here in Long Island sound we have almost everything. Deep water, shallow water, rocks, mud, sand, 6 knots current to 0 knots, no wind to monster wind and everything in between.

So yes I have done my share of underwater gellcoat-barcoding.
Most of the time, especially in channels you just get stuck in mud or sand.
Only once did we bugger the boat, that's what insurance is for.
If you don't pay attention to what you are doing you can run into a rock really easy. There are many of them and while most are well marked it is easy to get complacent and think you know where you are, and end up the wrong side of something and go boom.

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