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Old 19 April 2010, 13:42   #11
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Oppps!....I hope everything was OK after your misadventure?
I'm fine thanks. I wasn't going as fast as I was in the video when I ran aground and the tide was still coming in but it was a bit worrying for a few minutes. I can't believe how much the sea bed has changed in the area in the six weeks since I was last there; amazing.
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I'm fine thanks. I wasn't going as fast as I was in the video when I ran aground and the tide was still coming in but it was a bit worrying for a few minutes. I can't believe how much the sea bed has changed in the area in the six weeks since I was last there; amazing.
Did you get any warnings at all? I've got mighty close to some shallow areas before, but noticed a change in the water surface before I got in to trouble.
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Old 19 April 2010, 15:37   #13
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Maybe there was something going on on Sunday ?

I noticed the water had turned into mud when I came to a halt, that combined with the fact the prop blades turned into shovels when I raised the engine......

Easily done this time of year before things 'settle' over the summer.

More embarrased than worried for me - nothing like several yachts watching to make you feel a prat !
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Regarding mud and sand banks - after unusual strong winds or seas, they can move/arrive/vanish with alacrity. I took myself off to a familiar haunt overseas this winter, expecting the usual nice beach but they had had a storm and there the beach was - gone! I could see the sand banks about 100-200m offshore, breaking the swell. They reckon they'll be back later in the season. It does make me very wary of Plotter displays of depositing shallows.
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Old 19 April 2010, 19:37   #15
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Maybe there was something going on on Sunday ?

I noticed the water had turned into mud when I came to a halt, that combined with the fact the prop blades turned into shovels when I raised the engine......

Easily done this time of year before things 'settle' over the summer.

More embarrased than worried for me - nothing like several yachts watching to make you feel a prat !
And the other lesson learnt is to never follow someone else
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Old 20 April 2010, 11:28   #16
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And the other lesson learnt is to never follow someone else
Dont worry we managed to run aground 100% independantly of each other ..........
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Dont worry we managed to run aground 100% independantly of each other ..........
It was a semi-submerged Icelandic Ash Heap.
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