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Old 07-13-2006, 08:28 PM
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How bout this one, then ! My first 50 Nor Tech exactly 3 yrs ago. It was in a part of Georgian Bay called the 30,000 Islands. While there are that many above the surface, there are 100 times that lurking just below. Happened in an area that I had passed thru many times before. Was travelling at minimum planning speed, watching chart plotter, chart in hand, had my eye on the bouy and BAM ! No hull damage. Within a minute of it happening a local tow boat idled over and asked " may we help you?" For a long time I was suspicious that someone (read towboat) had moved a bouy but may have been just my unwillingness to admit I screwed up. As you can see from the pics I still cruise those waters in my current Nor Tech. No problem since. It is just too beautiful to stay away.
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How bout this one, then ! My first 50 Nor Tech exactly 3 yrs ago. It was in a part of Georgian Bay called the 30,000 Islands. While there are that many above the surface, there are 100 times that lurking just below. Happened in an area that I had passed thru many times before. Was travelling at minimum planning speed, watching chart plotter, chart in hand, had my eye on the bouy and BAM ! No hull damage. Within a minute of it happening a local tow boat idled over and asked " may we help you?" For a long time I was suspicious that someone (read towboat) had moved a bouy but may have been just my unwillingness to admit I screwed up. As you can see from the pics I still cruise those waters in my current Nor Tech. No problem since. It is just too beautiful to stay away.
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Ouch ,that hurts even to look at Kinda like watching eye surgery.... Bob you won the prize


You still running B-Max's???

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Old 07-13-2006, 08:36 PM
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I'd say that was at least a $45K mistake...

Hopefully you had insurance.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:44 PM
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...looks fine to me..always complaining...
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Ouch ,that hurts even to look at Kinda like watching eye surgery.... Bob you won the prize


You still running B-Max's???

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No B Max after that. When I had my current NT built I spec'ed out No. 6 drives. That boat originally had bravo's on and I blew up lots of those - kinda disposable like you know, then I went to XR's and chewed up a bunch of them, then went to B Max and killed all three of those on the rock as you can see. My driving is way too agressive for that light stuff and now the new boat with the no. 6's are standing up ok.
I think I hold some kind of record for number of blown drives in the 18 months I owned that boat but that is a whole other story ! LOL
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I'd say that was at least a $45K mistake...

Hopefully you had insurance.
Close. $50K and insurance paid. Or maybe I should say I am still paying in the form of higher premiums.
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He said he was just commimg off plane and there was a bang The ramp where we were taking the boat out is a very narrow inlet ,I figure he was out of the channel.I bet it had to be concrete..

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Yea it did. i got it to a ramp and water got to the motors. gen set was under water. Got the motors out and apart with no damage. But now i have bigger motors to go back in.....
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:05 PM
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I almost hit a piling in my fish boat after a storm. The piling was floating just under the surface but still drifting. The barnacles and crud on the lower end kept it in a near upright position just inches under the surface.
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I bet that the vibration from the bad prop did it. I've seen that happen before. I was suspecting that to be the case as i read the thread and confirmed my suspicion when Strip reported the prop problem.
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We have a lot of dredging out in the big lake (MI) sometimes the pipes break free, are not marked will or just plain driver error but these 3ft dia. pipes that are 6"s thick can clear your transom in a heartbeat It happens every year at least once a year but can be often if one breaks free after a storm. One time a tool overloaded a barge with 8ft logs, over 1000 of them. His barge capsized in a storm and they all went into lake MI near Leland and Frankfort, a big patch. These were just floating and bobbing on the surface, like a deadhead. Warnings went out but it was impossible to avoid them. I am sure the damage from them were huge.

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