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06-15-2007 02:43 PM
CharlieCobra I did that at about half a knot one time trying to get outta the wind to make sail (they had jammed) properly. Just a bunch of nasty little twigs all over the boat that I kicked off as I walked back from making sail.
06-15-2007 09:54 AM
SEMIJim
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Originally Posted by CapnHand
You could name your boat 'Lightning'. When people ask "Is she fast?", you'd say "No, she hits trees."
That's cold. Funny, but cold
06-15-2007 08:20 AM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapnHand
You could name your boat 'Lightning'. When people ask "Is she fast?", you'd say "No, she hits trees."
LOL, That's not bad...
06-15-2007 05:17 AM
uspirate Nimphy wants to know that cruising area, we like boring. oh and by the way she does not like hunters but can tolerate catalinas and benes, how lucky i am
06-15-2007 04:49 AM
CapnHand You could name your boat 'Lightning'. When people ask "Is she fast?", you'd say "No, she hits trees."
06-14-2007 11:04 PM
voodooacrobat Been there, hit that. Mine was a cottonwood tree coming into Bolles Harbor near Monroe, Michigan last year. I was watching the busy Memorial Day traffic (two outbound powerboats), watching the inbound drunk powerboater crowding me further toward the breakwall, watching my depth sounder.... Never thought to look up. Crash!!!

I had ten feet of bushy cottonwood laying on deck between the shrouds and the doghouse. I'm not sure what was worse: having all of the fishermen on the breakwall pointing and chuckling, the drunken powerboater who told me I should pay more attention, or having to carry the foliage on deck up the creek to my marina. (I tried to explain to one staring sailor that I was a "stealth boat" camoflaged for duck hunting. He didn't buy it.)

A jaunty tilt to my VHF antenna and a slightly warped wind indicator were the only damage. I got off lucky.
06-14-2007 10:52 PM
yotphix Heehee...my condolences. I did that once, when I was pulling up to a side tie. Thankfully I was making less than a knot of headway. I thought that I had run aground but was confused by all the sticks and leaves falling into the cockpit!

Probably was a good time for you to check/change that light anyhow! And Loran?...I thought they cancelled that
06-14-2007 10:49 PM
Alden68 If I know father in laws that one was on purpose.....
06-14-2007 10:46 PM
USCGRET1990 That is one long and straight boring ass waterway. And that's with a motorboat running 40 mph! If I remember correctly you can note the curvature of the earth and see a horizen looking down the canal.
06-14-2007 10:38 PM
sailingdog Ummm... how close to shore were you sailing??? Poplar trees aren't all that wide IIRC.
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