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Old 14 June 2004, 08:16   #11
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I am aware of nautical charts, are you aware of Brightlingsea mud and the River Blackwater?
Oooo, you're very sensitive.

In all the years I've been boating (too many), I've never yet run aground or bent a prop. Does everyone who goes boating in that area get stuck in the mud (twice)?

A fool isn't a person who makes a mistake, it's a person who makes the same mistake twice.


Edit: I'm a bit Mr Grumpy this afternoon.
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Old 14 June 2004, 08:42   #12
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well JW you may have deep water ,rocks etc. but we got mud and sand banks absolutely treacherous , appear from nowhere- normally run aground twice a day .Just part of the Thames Estuary fun
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Old 14 June 2004, 08:45   #13
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Just part of the Thames Estuary fun
OK.

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Old 14 June 2004, 09:41   #14
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Thanks Phil, and there rests the case for the defence!!!

JWalker sorry if i was a little oversensitive it's just that i feel like such a prat.
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Old 14 June 2004, 09:57   #15
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Mud / silt / sand if sucked into your water intakes may not have done the impellor much good so it may be worth checking it / getting it changed expecially if you can't remember when it was last done.

I understand they make a bit of a mess if they start to break up.

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Old 14 June 2004, 11:53   #16
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I know a bloke who spent an hour fishing in 60 ft of water with shoal after shoal passing under the boat but not a single bite. It was only then that he realised he had the fish finder on 'simulator' mode! Check your buttons!
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Old 14 June 2004, 11:56   #17
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Old 14 June 2004, 13:34   #18
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I view it this way:

If you ride a bike, you will fall off someday.
If you drive a car, you will crash someday.
If you pilot a Rib, you will go aground someday.

Propellors are consumable items, as are rubbing strakes etc

Avoid grounding if you can, but some day, it will happen to you like it or not.

Anyway, its' nice to know somebody else does it from time to time....


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Old 14 June 2004, 13:44   #19
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Edit: I'm a bit Mr Grumpy this afternoon.
A grumpy Scotsman - oh, surely not? What, with England losing the footie and all!?
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Old 14 June 2004, 15:34   #20
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Damage

I would think that the prop rubber cush drive would fail before you damage the box
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