Be Careful!

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Brina, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Brina

    Brina New Member

    23
    Jun 10, 2018
    Baltimore, MD
    2008 330 Sundancer, C80,
    Twin Merc IO
    Just a heads up to those boating in the Ches Bay. Had a tough experience yesterday as we hit submerged debris in the Bay and damaged both of my props. Tough year for floating debris in the bay and creeks. Saw multiple 8'-10' "logs" floating and should have turned back then. Lesson learned, the hard way!
     
  2. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member

    534
    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    "Lollygagger" 2003 Sundancer 320, Simrad NSS2 Evo9
    Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives
    Yep. A buddy of mine bent a prop on Saturday. I think he was returning to Pasadena from Fairlee Creek. I dodged a ton heading into the Bodkin yesterday as well. And those where the ones I could see... keep an eye on the water at all times!
     
  3. doozie

    doozie Member GOLD Sponsor

    370
    Dec 6, 2007
    MIDDLE RIVE MD.
    46 sundancer 2001
    3126B 450hp Cats
    Ran down to herring bay on Friday and back today from Middle River saw like 3 pieces
     
  4. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    I've hit three things this year that were not visible but luckily no damage. This weekend was by far the best as we only saw a handful of logs running from the C&D to Rock Hall and back. It's very nerve racking though.
     
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  5. Brina

    Brina New Member

    23
    Jun 10, 2018
    Baltimore, MD
    2008 330 Sundancer, C80,
    Twin Merc IO
    Update: Bent starboard shaft and prop. Now to deal with my insurance company. Frustrating to say the least and likely the end of the 2018 boating season for me! Bad Luck!
     
  6. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    285
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    My boat gets pulled on Tuesday for a wax job. I'll be down there to inspect my running gear. Fingers crossed.
     
  7. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    When we did the flotilla trip end of July most of us touched something submerged and the amount of large tree sized logs was unbelievable. We moved around the bay at trawler speed most of the time. Not to mention all the dead fish floating what’s that about?
     
  8. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We were cruising around middle to upper bay last week, saw a lot of dead fish. Was wondering the same thing.
     
  9. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    716
    Nov 6, 2006
    Florida
    The yacht delivery captain for Sea Ray Boats Inc.
    mostly 1100hp CAT/MAN
    I just came up the Bay early this week, and then all the way up the Potomac to Prince William Marina...and never saw so many huge logs and trees right in the channel. Once you leave the Potomac and up the river, they are referred to as Occoquan alligators, but I am a Florida boy and have never seen this many 'gators right in the way. So many in fact, I could not dodge them all and had to slow down to a crawl to give them a soft love tap to get them out of the way....prop killers for sure. Reminds me of going up the Mississippi River, you see a small twig sticking up and when you come along side of it, you realize that twig is attached to the whole damn tree, which is just below the surface. You guys who deal with that are tougher than me, for sure.

    Capt. R
     
  10. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member GOLD Sponsor

    889
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    it definitely has been a crazy, debris-filled summer. NEVER seen this much crap in the bay.

    we were out two weeks ago, and for the most part it seemed okay. not great. but much better. thanks for the update, though! sorry to hear you banged things up. :/
     
  11. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    285
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    Capt. Rusty, look what I lost in the Occoquan Channel in July....

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  12. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    716
    Nov 6, 2006
    Florida
    The yacht delivery captain for Sea Ray Boats Inc.
    mostly 1100hp CAT/MAN
    Dang Jay.....I now know why!

    Rusty
     
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  13. koviak

    koviak New Member

    16
    Aug 14, 2015
    Pasadena Maryland
    1995 Sea Ray 370 Sundancer
    454 mercruisers 310hp
    They announced that they are opening 13 gates on the Conowingo dam today and more over the weekend for the expected rains. Be prepared for more debris !
     
  14. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member GOLD Sponsor

    889
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s

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  15. Gimme Time

    Gimme Time Member GOLD Sponsor

    728
    Jan 7, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA./ Deltaville, VA
    2006 52SB, Ray Marine E120, Garmin 7612 through BOE site sponsor,
    QSM11s
    Rusty,

    So sorry I missed you twice without knowing till you’d left Tidewater Marina. Gimme Time II was in Slip B7 third from the end on B dock as you’re walking out to the parking lot from the restaurant.

    I passed by you in my light yellow Cobia Center console taking in south while you were headed north to Tidewater as I was heading to the Ocean yard to drop the boat off for a bottom job.

    Later that night walking the docks I saw the Boat you were running up the bay tied up at Tidewater. Didn’t see or even know you were aboard and should have checked Fish & Slips but didn’t even think of it. What model Was the boat as I’m assuming it had Zeus drives with the high bridge area. Looked a lot like a Meridian I’d seen on the great loop in Canada in 2015 ?

    Sorry I did see ya and buy ya dinner and some Long Island ice tea or just straight tea, maybe next time. The bay North has been a challenge this year so we stayed Tidewater for the most part!
     
  16. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    716
    Nov 6, 2006
    Florida
    The yacht delivery captain for Sea Ray Boats Inc.
    mostly 1100hp CAT/MAN
    Hey John,

    Damn I am sorry we didn't hook up. I was on a 460FLY headed to the Potomac, and yes, Mr. Daniels and I were getting acquainted up stairs at the bar!

    Damn it again!!

    R
     

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