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Old 05-19-2004, 11:43 AM
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We call the Delaware river the Lumber yard, you will find railroad ties to full blown trees flowing down the river. Two years ago we heading into the Delaware bay and there was a steel drum with large chains attached to it floating around!


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Old 05-19-2004, 11:59 AM
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Caveman, Try Martin Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Speak to Jacky or Tres.
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:21 PM
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Growing up at your family's marina, you see all sorts of stuff. I've seen boats, docks, logs, trees, unknown submerged objects, tires, barrels, barges ( yeah they tend to break free during floods ). Been pretty lucky myself. Got a mangled prop off of my old boat.
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Old 05-20-2004, 11:24 PM
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I'd call it the junk yard!!! We used to take a wednesday night run from Morrows to Chesapeake Inn and back!!! In the dark!!! We went to Northeast Md. in April in the early 90's and saw tires with wheels, paletts, whole trees, stumps!! i avoid that river until at least mid season and sometimes don't go there at all!!
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The lake I boat on has LOTS of debris. After a hard rain, the resultant rise in water level floats zillions of logs and stuff out of all the coves and fingers and the current takes them to the dam. They run all day long locking trash through the locks to keep them clear for barge traffic. When this is going on, the river is insane.

I've seen chicken coops and complete trees and tires and bigwheels and everything else you can imagine.

I've hit stuff in the cruiser that made it a long day (sucker will cruise mid 30's on both but won't plan on one). One trip down river to KY Lake used up BOTH of my spare props. Sucks.

There was a triple engine Scarab that a con-artist bought with a hot check (on our lake a few years back). The third day he had it, he drove over an old stone fence row that was submerged. Tore all 3 drives up badly, with 2 of them breaking off at the gimbals and one shearing the bolts at the lower unit. Repair bill was $52,000, as there was hull damage as well. The marina that he had purchased the boat from stopped everything and did the work. He paid by check. He also bought a trailer.

While this was going on, it is interesting to note that the marina had been contacted by the bank notifying them that the original check for the purchase of the boat had insufficient funds. Buyer apologized and said money from his brokerage account had not been transferred into the proper account. They believed him. When the check came back a second time and so did the repair check and the trailer check sent out the dogs for this guy. He was long gone. They found the boat in Alabama and brought it back to TN and chained it to a big pole. That deal eventually put the marina owner into bankruptcy.
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We call the Delaware river the Lumber yard, you will find railroad ties to full blown trees flowing down the river. Two years ago we heading into the Delaware bay and there was a steel drum with large chains attached to it floating around!
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I've seen everything from a roof top, to a car floating in that River Hell we even have a Sunken Hooters Barge now
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Old 05-22-2004, 08:23 AM
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I've seen everything from a roof top, to a car floating in that River Hell we even have a Sunken Hooters Barge now

One would think With all that floatation how could a Hooters barge
Sink

Well Slowly the Drive is getting back together with parts from all over the country. I can already feel how paranoid I will be putting it back in the water.
I just didnt see it.
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Good luck getting it back together. I want to hear how fast it is now with those big motors.
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We call the Delaware river the Lumber yard, you will find railroad ties to full blown trees flowing down the river. Two years ago we heading into the Delaware bay and there was a steel drum with large chains attached to it floating around!
Might have been Jimmy Hoffa.
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