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Yes, welcome to the club. I guess the lesson is that charts cannot really be relied upon to reveal all the rocks. Keeping well clear of shallow areas and well clear of buoys is the best strategy. The little * should maybe be interpreted as "there are rocks around here." I took a good chunk out of the fiberglass encapsulation on my keel a couple of years ago in the marked channel but obviously too close to the buoy on Lake Champlain.

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it was right between that Lighthouse at the bottom of City Island and Kings Point. Go through there all the time along with probably hundreds of other boats a week and no issues!
You were SOUTH of Steppingstone!!! If you've done this before and not hit a rock you were lucky. There is a large triangle littered with rocks marked by the lighthouse and two buoys near the Kings Point shore. Only safe route is north of the light or south of the two buoys.
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Welcome to the club...I'm sure there is nothing more than a dent. It'll buff right out
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...Here is a pic from the plotter showing where I turned us around and got us out of there.
FWIW, NOAA's chart has your point of impact shaded in blue (shallow water) instead of the white that your plotter shows. I think the blue color better highlights the true danger. This is another reason why I prefer using my computer-based plotter that can use whatever raster or vector charts you choose. NOAA charts in coastal US, NGA charts in BVI, etc.:


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I tried to use my underwater camera but the visibility was too low. I got some awesome shots of how nasty the boat bottom is though :/ Ater I pulled up every single hatch and floor board and couldn't see any evidence of stress or cracks and everythig is still dry so I think I'll just leave it for the rest of the month till Winter storage.

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Have noticed in last few years more boats unknowingly going south of Steppingstone lighthouse into the triangle.
But not to worry, you're in good company as besides the normal
bent props on the power boats and dinged, damaged keels
there have been a few large motor yachts and even the
U.S. Navy that have been hung up/holed on the Steppingstones!

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FWIW, NOAA's chart has your point of impact shaded in blue (shallow water) instead of the white that your plotter shows. I think the blue color better highlights the true danger. This is another reason why I prefer using my computer-based plotter that can use whatever raster or vector charts you choose. NOAA charts in coastal US, NGA charts in BVI, etc.:


Yeah, I had PolarNavy running at the Nav station, but my Garmin chartplotter was at the helm...


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......The chart of the Sakonnet river is WRONG........
Sorry to hear of the bump, that is a confusing spot, with good water all around. The ledge is noted. While no detail on your plotter, it's still noted, but its clearer on the NOAA printed chart. They would expect traffic to thread the can and the island (red/right/return), or just go to the East of the island. Unfortunately, you were on the wrong side of the nav aid.

Active Captain has an obstruction warning that is helpful too. Perhaps you put it there.


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Re: Hit a rock today

Similar thing happened to me here:

I hit a &%@#!* abandoned mooring block.....

The epilogue to that story was: close to $5,000.00 damage (hull repair, rudder replacement) covered by insurance. The work is being done as we speak and shouldn't impede splash-down.

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