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I was down at the marina today working on my boat. Someone mentioned a boat sinking in the marina. So I took a walk to find it. There it was, in my slip! Apparently the marina has had this derelict boat sitting in my slip because I haven't made it into the water yet. It was missing ports, hatchboards and even a cockpit seat locker lid. You can see from the one photo that they been using a large Rule bilge pump to occasionally pump it out. The pump was thoroughly clogged with debris, and they had truly torrential rains on Friday. My dinghy had at least 6" of water in it.

There's bit of irony here. The boat that is supposed to be in that slip can't sink like that. My boat is an Etap 26, with a double hull and 100% foam flotation.

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Don't you just hate when your boat sinks lol. Its a sick feeling when you see your boat sunk. Happen to me last week when the really bad rains came. i came back to check out the 16' sailboat and found out the bow was restting on the bottom and some how the plug came out. Good thing i have the mooring in less then 4 ft of water at low tide and only 10 ft at high tide so i was able to get it out by my self by dragging it to shore. worste feeling ever

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That's not a sunken boat...that's a sailmarine. :-)
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I was down at the marina today working on my boat. Someone mentioned a boat sinking in the marina. So I took a walk to find it. There it was, in my slip! Apparently the marina has had this derelict boat sitting in my slip because I haven't made it into the water yet. It was missing ports, hatchboards and even a cockpit seat locker lid. You can see from the one photo that they been using a large Rule bilge pump to occasionally pump it out. The pump was thoroughly clogged with debris, and they had truly torrential rains on Friday. My dinghy had at least 6" of water in it.

There's bit of irony here. The boat that is supposed to be in that slip can't sink like that. My boat is an Etap 26, with a double hull and 100% foam flotation.

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Where the heck do you live?? Wow, I thought the Chesapeake was dirty brown...

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It's not a "dirty" brown. It is probably that color from the trees local to the area. Where I live (in central NJ) most of the fresh water is that color from the cedar trees. Or considering he said there was just a big storm, the runoff may have brought alot of muddy water in.


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"The boat that is suppose to be in that slip, can't sink like that"! They said the same thing about 'TITANIC'. LOL. Sad, but I know where there is another boat in the same condition, and the staff pumps it out also.
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That's not a sunken boat...that's a sailmarine. :-)
Gotta remember that one! That's good.

My best friend used to be an airport cop and he talks about what happens when people act stupid in the no stupid zone. So far as I can see, all of sailing is a no stupid zone.

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It's not a "dirty" brown. It is probably that color from the trees local to the area. Where I live (in central NJ) most of the fresh water is that color from the cedar trees. Or considering he said there was just a big storm, the runoff may have brought alot of muddy water in.
On the Chesapeake when we have storm runoff, it brings sewage.

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That color is more than normal from storm runoff but this is cedar water from the pine barrens and it always has the brown color.

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brown color--spelled---
TANNIN
as in the coloring of teas.
also used to tan hides.


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