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Old 26 April 2010, 05:40   #1
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Hit a Sandbank....

At the weekend I let my mate drive the RIB, we were doing about 20 knots when suddenly I went back to have a look at the chartplotter, i go, sh1t I think we should stop.. too late BANG. in 0.3M of water, good job the prop didnt get bent or the hull damaged as it didnt touch the bottom.... that will teach me for going down rivers I haven't been on before...
The depth alarm went off after it was too late....

Im only 20, but after 14 years of Ribbing thats the first time I have had an incident like that! I've never even touched the bottom before! (at least I wasnt driving)

Nothing a bit of primer and black paint wont fix






Spot the sandbank? No me neither!
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Old 26 April 2010, 05:55   #2
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Hadn't your prop also been through the sand before you bought the boat?
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Old 26 April 2010, 06:23   #3
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Sanded water pump impeller too?
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Old 26 April 2010, 06:24   #4
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Appears to be pumping water ok....
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Old 26 April 2010, 06:33   #5
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Just cleaned any green stuff out then
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Old 26 April 2010, 06:41   #6
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is that the Stour?
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Yuhuh!
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no sand in the Stour just mud and TIDE

so fess up where were you
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Old 26 April 2010, 13:04   #9
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no sand in the Stour just mud and TIDE

so fess up where were you
thats what I thought... its slap bang in the middle of the stour off wrabness....
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lovely wide river at high water but really as shallow as my wife


picked my way up to Manningtree a couple of times but you do not want to hang around cos it seems that water only lasts there a few minutes
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