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post #38 of Old 08-23-2012
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Re: Running Aground West coast vs East coast

No issues running aground. Soft sandy bottom, a swing keel and 12 inches of draft on a 23 footer. However, I really wish they would put some reflective tape on the marker buoys. The other night coming in around 1 am KNOWING there is one close by, I was solo and knew I was getting close. Looking with my spotlight and not seeing a damned thing putting along slow as she will go then coasting in neutral to keep the speed down. Finally i see a shadow off the barely visible moon to my starboard side. I had missed the buoy by about 6 inches..

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