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Re: 39th Annual St. Mary's Governor's Cup

Originally Posted by zeilfanaat View Post
I tracked the fleet and the weather on Friday night and figured it must have been a rough ride.

One question for all of you: just how do you manage to avoid crab pots in the middle of the night?
We trust in the "Big Bay, Little Float" theory.

Like Auspicsious said, fish traps are a bigger worry since they could really cause some damage.

I'm told the first hint you'll get is birds blasting off just before you hit. A buddy of mine sailed through one on DTB. Fortunately, he was right between posts and the net was low so it didn't catch the bow roller and they were basically able to sail right through. My guess is he hit in the fence area vs. the pen where there would be more poles and more net to mess you up.

s/v Palmetto Moon
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