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It's really tight going in next to Sherman cover but at least there are buoys for keeping out of trouble, but the cove on the OTHER side of Robertson Island (is it really named that or did somebody happen to insert their own name into Google maps?) where everybody likes to snuggle in at anchor right next to the beach - well that's the one with the real pucker factor and with my lack of experience it's a mystery me how people manage to get so many sailboats in there (biguns, too) with no problem.

This last time I stayed in the big part of Big Lagoon and followed a 40-footer in close to shore and anchored nearby. I figured if they knew what they were doing with their draft then I should have no problem.

Lesson learned. I'm going to be taking detailed charts of that lagoon tomorrow when I take some friends out.
Looking at Active Captain has convinced me to try and get in there next time I am in that area (at least if I'm there on a weekday and there is room )
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We have a sweet little hurricane hole here - Pirates Cove - that has a very narrow S shaped entrance through a rock channel. I was 4th in line going in once with the 3 in front following each other in line astern. The first one hit - "Clang" followed by a second "Clang" and then a third "Clang".

Fortunately for me, I knew my way in and didn't join the herd.

Assuming the other guy knows what he's doing is one of the worst mistakes one can make - in ANY field.
When I lived in Maryland, by the Severn, we had a little creek where I kept my sailboat. For some reason, they had built a rock jetty that went about 50 or sixty yards out and was only exposed at low tide. It had nailed a lot of boats over the years, but we all knew exactly where it was. One day I watched a 50 foot power boat coming in, with the owner on the fly bridge heading to cross directly over it. I started yelling at him and waving my arms but he kept going, right across it, having to have just cleared it by inches. As he pulled up next to the dock I was standing on, he yelled, "You don't own this cove, anybody can come in here."

I just said, "You are so right" and turned and walked off.
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I figured I would get this out of the way on my first post. I recently purchased a 1969 Bristol 24 have been taking her out as often as possible to sail around the bay near my hometown of Sarasota, FL. My only previous experience with sailing was a summer youth sailing program when I was around age 12. I'm 32 now...

Reading that was like going through a few minutes of an Indiana Jones movie lol

Glad you guys got through that okay.

Did you ever locate that outboard?
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When I lived in Maryland, by the Severn, we had a little creek where I kept my sailboat. For some reason, they had built a rock jetty that went about 50 or sixty yards out and was only exposed at low tide. It had nailed a lot of boats over the years, but we all knew exactly where it was. One day I watched a 50 foot power boat coming in, with the owner on the fly bridge heading to cross directly over it. I started yelling at him and waving my arms but he kept going, right across it, having to have just cleared it by inches. As he pulled up next to the dock I was standing on, he yelled, "You don't own this cove, anybody can come in here."

I just said, "You are so right" and turned and walked off.
Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
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Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
Not while I was watching. But, I have no doubt he had an appointment with his petard, sooner or later.
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Reading that was like going through a few minutes of an Indiana Jones movie lol

Glad you guys got through that okay.

Did you ever locate that outboard?
Still haven't found the outboard. I've got a buddy coming out Friday morning with some SCUBA gear to to see if he can locate it. If he can find it I'll be rushing it home to the outboard triage center I've put together on my back porch. Thinking about calling over a chaplain, a faith healer and a voodoo priestess just to increase the odds of bringing it back to life.
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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

After a couple of weeks in the bottom mud I think you better get the coroner in.
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Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

It is surprising what can be done...The first thing you may want to do is get it into a tub of fresh water...the least time in the air the better...after a good soak pull it out....then get it turning over...and deal with the electrics...
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It is surprising what can be done...The first thing you may want to do is get it into a tub of fresh water...the least time in the air the better...after a good soak pull it out....then get it turning over...and deal with the electrics...
Good advice, but don't forget to pull the spark-plug(s) before getting to this stage... otherwise that's a bonehead move in itself.
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Yes turning over without the plugs...and a little oil down the holes first...
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