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Old 03-19-2008, 04:42 PM
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A little saying we have down here;

Blue, blue go on thru,
Green, green be real keen,
Brown, brown run a ground.

What color is the water by this boat?
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My dad who has never been much of a boater, bought his first real fishing boat a few years ago down there so I bought him blue charts for X-mas. Very next F'ing day he comes in from fishing saying he ran across a sandbar and now his motor is plugged with sand.

Dad, did you have your plotter turned on?...........no, but I followed a lobster boat that made it across ok. Soooo, I spent the next day replacing impellers, thermostats and all that good chit. If he wasnt my father I would have smacked him like a red headed step child.
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Probably a rental --- oh wait, I'm renting one in the keys at the end of May, hope there are no cameras around!!!
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we have another saying... 1...2....3..puuuussssshh! in the backcountry it is very easy to get stuck, stay out front and you will not have a problem.
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Last week there was one laying on it is side by Hawk's Cay.
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A little saying we have down here;

Blue, blue go on thru,
Green, green be real keen,
Brown, brown run a ground.

What color is the water by this boat?
Same color as his britches.
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kind of glad to see this, will be heading to marathon in beginning of may, I know my neck of the woods by naples fl pretty good but never been down there, any hazards i should know about? will stay on the atlantic side most likely.
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Same color as his britches.
lmao!

Here's a nice shot I found on flickr yesterday... seems like a good place for it.
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A little saying we have down here;

Blue, blue go on thru,
Green, green be real keen,
Brown, brown run a ground.

What color is the water by this boat?
So true!
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kind of glad to see this, will be heading to marathon in beginning of may, I know my neck of the woods by naples fl pretty good but never been down there, any hazards i should know about? will stay on the atlantic side most likely.
all you have to do is slow down ,even when the water is green it can be 2 inches deep,brown can be ten feet, that is an old saying regarding "sailboats", just follow the bubba stakes and you will be allright.(bubba stakes being pvc pipe marking the channels) and if you see a bird standing in the water it is probably shallow.
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