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It's funny how weird it can be to be able to see the bottom when you are sailing, like in the Bahamas. I can sail in the Mississippi Sound, where the water is really murky, and not be the least bit concerned that I only have a foot or two of water under me.

But, it always kinds of freaks me out a little when I am sailing in the Bahamas and only have two feet and can actually see the bottom going by.

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It's funny how weird it can be to be able to see the bottom when you are sailing, like in the Bahamas. I can sail in the Mississippi Sound, where the water is really murky, and not be the least bit concerned that I only have a foot or two of water under me.
Up here on Lake Superior I am quite used to being able to see 20 to 30 feet down. Our water is cold, and crystal clear. We have plenty of deep water, but going into anchorages you can almost always see to the bottom quite easily. I've sailed in more mirky southerly water, and it freaks me out not seeing the bottom.

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But we mainly rely on the upgraded MKII eyeballS.
That's funny. So I guess mine are mark IIIs.
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It's funny how weird it can be to be able to see the bottom when you are sailing, like in the Bahamas. I can sail in the Mississippi Sound, where the water is really murky, and not be the least bit concerned that I only have a foot or two of water under me.

But, it always kinds of freaks me out a little when I am sailing in the Bahamas and only have two feet and can actually see the bottom going by.
Bottom? What's that?
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